Kelly Carr, a Reynolds Center staffer, and Brian Grow, a Barlett & Steele Award winner, have won the Foreign Press Association Media Awards 2011 for Financial/Economic reporting for a Reuters special report on the use of U.S. shell and shelf companies.
The award is for the first story in a Reuters’ series by Carr and Grow.
- Original story: SPECIAL REPORT: A little house of secrets on the Great Plains.
- More on the buzz their story has created: Reynolds’ Carr, Grow tackle prevalence of U.S. shell companies
Kelly Carr is the Reynolds Center’s senior online producer. She has worked as a reporter for several newspapers, most recently The Arizona Republic, and has been an adjunct professor at Arizona State University’s Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She worked on the Reuters series as a freelancer.
Brian Grow is special enterprise correspondent on Reuters’ Global Enterprise Team. He won the Reynolds Center’s Barlett & Steele Award for Investigative Business Journalism in 2008 for a BusinessWeek story: Prisoners of Debt.
The Foreign Press Association in London represents journalists from 220 news organizations in 42 countries.
The runners-up in the Financial/Economic category were:
- A good crisis gone to waste, an essay by John Kay.
- Chinese Contractor on a Lonely Road to Failure, by correspondent Ni Weifeng in Warsaw, staff reporter Gu Yongqiang, of Caixin Online
The 2010 winner in the finance category was:
- Who Cares About Another $200 Million, by James Sterngold, Bloomberg Businessweek.
This video explains what judges at the FPA, which was founded in 1888 and is the only association of its kind in the UK, looked for in award-winning stories.