Four previous Barlett & Steele Award winners are nominated for a 2012 Gerald Loeb Award, in addition to a Reynolds Center staff member and presenter.
The Loeb Awards, presented by the UCLA Anderson School of Management, honor distinguished business and financial journalism. The winners will be announced at an awards dinner on June 26 in New York City. Here’s the complete list of the Loeb finalists in all 13 categories.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporters Raquel Rutledge and Rick Barrett are finalists in the medium and small newspaper category for their series, “Shattered Trust.” Both reporters were recognized by the Reynolds Center in January for the same series, which revealed how a firm with a decade of serious regulatory violations of sanitary conditions was allowed to operate while the Food and Drug Administration failed to act. John Diedrich, Ben Poston and Mike de Sisti also contributed to the series, which won the 2011 Barlett & Steele Silver Award for Investigative Business Journalism.
Another reporter from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, John Fauber, is a finalist in the Loeb’s beat reporting category for his coverage in “Side Effects.” He won a 2010 Barlett & Steele Silver Award for his stories “Side Effects: Money, Medicine and Patients,” which examined relationships between doctors and the pharmaceutical industry.
Brian Grow, who grabbed the 2008 Barrett & Steele Gold Award for his contribution to Businessweek’s “Prisoners of Debt,” is a finalist in the news service category. He is nominated with Reynolds Center Senior Online Producer Kelly Carr for their six-part series, “Shell Games.” Reuters’ Laurence Fletcher, Nanette Byrnes, Matthew Bigg, Joshua Schneyer, Cynthia Johnston and Sara Ledwith also contributed to the series.
Reynolds Center presenter and New York Times contributing writer, Diana B. Henriques, is nominated in the business books category for “The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust.” Henriques will share her storytelling techniques in an Aug. 13 Reynolds Center Webinar, “Telling Great Stories Online.”