Gerald Loeb Awards Kickoff 60th Anniversary Year with Call for Entries for 2017 Journalism Competition

February 15 Deadline for Submissions in 12 Business Journalism Categories and Two Career Achievement Honors

LOS ANGELES--()--UCLA Anderson School of Management and the G. and R. Loeb Foundation invite all journalists and outlets from print, online and broadcast media to submit entries in 12 competition categories and nominations for two career achievement awards for the 60th Anniversary Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism.

The Gerald Loeb Awards are the most prestigious honor in business journalism in the United States and were established in 1957 by the late Gerald Loeb, a founding partner of E.F. Hutton. His intention was to encourage reporting on business and finance that would inform and protect the private investor and the general public.

All competition categories encourage submissions in all journalistic forms (including those produced for mobile distribution) and in any combination of forms - broadcast (video, audio and podcasts), digital/online, print, still photography, graphics, interactives, data visualization, blogs and social media. Detailed descriptions of category changes and submission guidelines for the 2017 competition can be found online at

All entries must be submitted online at no later than Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at 11:59:59 p.m. Consideration is limited to entries that were published or broadcast in the United States during calendar year 2016.

Entries Accepted in 12 Competition Categories:

  • AUDIO – Exemplary spoken-word coverage (including podcasts), story-telling or expository journalism on a contemporary business, financial or economic subject.
  • BEAT REPORTING – Exemplary coverage of a business, financial or economic beat.
  • BREAKING NEWS – Exemplary coverage of a competitive business, financial or economic news story within seven days of an event, with special attention paid to the first 24 hours.
  • COMMENTARY – Including business, financial or economic editorials, columns, syndicated columns, blogs, on-air or video commentary or analysis.
  • EXPLANATORY – Exemplary in-depth analysis and clear presentation of a complex business, financial or economic subject.
  • FEATURE – Pieces in any medium that explain or enlighten business topics with exemplary craft and style.
  • IMAGES/GRAPHICS/INTERACTIVES – Recognizes the exemplary use of images, graphics, and interactives (still photography, video, charts, data visualizations, graphics, illustrations, news apps) to tell stories. These visual elements should be essential to the reporting in order to explain, enlighten or educate the reader/viewer/user about contemporary business, financial or economic topics. The images, graphics, or interactives, and any accompanying text, voice track or sound, can appear in any media.
  • INTERNATIONAL – Covering international business, financial or economic stories. Must be English language and published in the US.
  • INVESTIGATIVE – For a business, financial or economic story or group of up to five (5) stories in any medium or in a combination of media. Factors the judges will consider include originality, creativity and persistence in gleaning information, storytelling power and impact.
  • LOCAL – Recognizes excellence in the coverage of a business, financial or economic story centered in a particular geographic area and offered primarily to consumers in that area. Pieces would be from a local newspaper, magazine, television, radio station or website.
  • PERSONAL FINANCE – Excellence in business, financial or economic journalism that informs and protects the individual investor and consumer. Eligible entrants include journalists and also experts who are determined not to have conflicts of interest or personal agendas related to the submitted material.
  • VIDEO – Exemplary coverage, story-telling and presentation in video (delivered in any form - including mobile and social) of a business, financial or economic story.

Nominations will also be accepted for: (1) the Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes exceptional career contributions in the field of business, financial and economic news; and (2) the Lawrence Minard Editor Award, which recognizes career contributions in business journalism editing.

UCLA Anderson has been presenting The Gerald Loeb Awards since 1973 and the awards use a two-tier judging process comprising a preliminary round and final round. The Gerald Loeb Awards is a 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization that operates primarily from sponsorship and private support.

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The Gerald Loeb Awards Final Judges:

STEPHEN J. ADLER, Editor-in-Chief, Reuters
DAVID BOARDMAN, Dean of the School of Media and Communications, Temple University
DAVID CALLAWAY, Chief Executive Officer, TheStreet
KEVIN DELANEY, Editor-in-Chief & Co-Founder, Quartz
PATRICK FOULIS, New York Bureau Chef & U.S. Business Editor, The Economist
DAVAN MAHARAJ, Editor & Publisher, Los Angeles Times
TYLER MATHISEN, Co-anchor, CNBC's Power Lunch / Vice President for Strategic Editorial Initiatives, CNBC
GRETCHEN MORGENSON, Assistant Business & Financial Editor, The New York Times
ALAN MURRAY, Editor, Fortune / Chief Content Officer, Time Inc.
MATT MURRAY, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, The Wall Street Journal
JUDY D. OLIAN, Dean, UCLA Anderson School of Management
ANDY SERWER, Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Finance
MELANIE SILL, Vice President of Content, Southern California Public Radio
LIZ SPAYD, Public Editor, The New York Times
PAUL STEIGER, Executive Chairman, ProPublica
MATTHEW WINKLER, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus & Founder, Bloomberg News

About UCLA Anderson School of Management:

UCLA Anderson School of Management is among the leading business schools in the world, with faculty members globally renowned for their teaching excellence and research in advancing management thinking. Located in Los Angeles, gateway to the growing economies of Latin America and Asia and a city that personifies innovation in a diverse range of endeavors, UCLA Anderson's MBA, Fully-Employed MBA, Executive MBA, Global Executive MBA for Asia Pacific, Master of Financial Engineering, doctoral and executive education programs embody the school's Think In The Next ethos. Annually, some 1,800 students are trained to be global leaders seeking the business models and community solutions of tomorrow. Follow UCLA Anderson on Twitter or on Facebook.


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Jonathan Daillak, (310) 825-4478

Release Summary

The 60th Anniversary Gerald Loeb Awards invite all journalists and media outlets to submit entries for the 2017 competition, during the call for entries, beginning January 11 to February 15.


UCLA Anderson School of Management
Jonathan Daillak, (310) 825-4478