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CNBC, NYT, Vanity Fair each take two Loeb Awards

Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial JournalismCNBC, The New York Times and Vanity Fair each took two Gerald Loeb Awards, the highest awards in business journalism, announced June 29 in New York City.

In addition, Walt Bogdanich, assistant investigative editor of The New York Times, won a Lifetime Achievement Award in the annual competition administered by the UCLA Anderson School of Management. And the Times’ chief mergers and acquisitions reporter, Andrew Ross Sorkin, won a Loeb for his book, “Too Big to Fail.”

Alix Freedman, deputy managing editor of The Wall Street Journal, received the Lawrence Minard Editor Award. Named in memory of Laury Minard, founding editor of Forbes Global, it recognizes an editor who does not receive a byline.

Other winners are:

The awards were established in 1957 by the late Gerald Loeb, founding partner of the brokerage firm E.F. Hutton, to honor journalists who contribute to the understanding of business, finance and the economy.

This year’s competition drew a record 513 entries. You can read about the finalists here.

The deadline — Aug. 2 — is approaching for another major business journalism contest, the Reynolds Center’s Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism. To enter work published in the year ending June 30, 2010, click here. Prizes total $7,000.

About the Author

The Reynolds Center, created through generous grants from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation of Las Vegas and operated by ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, is dedicated to improving the quality of business and economics coverage through training programs for business reporters and editors.

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