Barlett & Steele: the Best of Investigative Business Reporting

by November 9, 2016
The largest investigation in the history of journalism won the 2016 Barlett & Steele Gold Award. ( Image from Arthur Jones and Shutterstock)

Representatives from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, The Wall Street Journal and the LA Times will talk about the agony and ecstasy of investigative reporting on Nov. 14 in Phoenix. ( Image from Arthur Jones and Shutterstock)

Prizes for the year’s best business journalism will be awarded on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016 at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The public is invited to attend the awards ceremony, which takes place during the Must See Monday presentation, 7 to 8 p.m., First Amendment Forum, Cronkite, 555 N. Central Ave., Phoenix.

Groundbreaking reporting

James B. Steele, part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporting duo Barlett & Steele, for whom the awards are named, will talk about what it takes to produce world-changing journalism with the gold, silver and bronze winners. The top prize goes to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and more than 100 media partners worldwide for “The Panama Papers.” Representatives will discuss the challenge of running the largest investigation in the history of journalism, which led to the resignation of Iceland’s prime minister among other global repercussions.

Also contributing to the evening will be the silver-winning Wall Street Journal for its investigation into the fraudulent med-tech company Theranos, and the Los Angles Times, which took bronze for reporting on how OxyContin’s marketing efforts helped fuel today’s opioid addiction epidemic.

The discussion will be moderated by Andrew Leckey, Reynolds Endowed Chair in Business Journalism and president of the Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism.