Barlett & Steele Awards

Michael Grabell: how I covered temporary workers

In four feature stories and 22 follow-up articles, Michael Grabell, an investigative reporter at ProPublica, brought the safety of temporary workers into the spotlight. His research found that in California, Florida, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Minnesota, representing more than a fifth

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Investigative reporting advice from the 2014 Barlett & Steele Award winners

Reuters investigative reporter Megan Twohey traveled across the country and delved into some of the darkest parts of the Internet to explore a horrifying and rarely seen sector of the world. “I talked to one woman in Wisconsin who had

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Announcing the 2014 Barlett & Steele Award Winners

ProPublica, Reuters and The Huffington Post won gold, silver and bronze awards, respectively, in the eighth annual Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism, the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism announced Friday. Named for the renowned

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Barlett and Steele Award winners share tips on reporting investigative stories.

After tireless months of mining through documents and compiling databases, the winners of the 2013 Barlett & Steele Awards picked up a few reporting and organization tricks along the way. Tampa Bay Times reporter Kris Hundley and the Center for

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SILVER: ‘United States of Subsidies’ began with Fresh Direct and curiosity

  Barlett & Steele Silver Award Winner “The United States of Subsidies” By Louise Story The New York Times It seemed like a simple question: how much money do cities and states spend on business incentives in the name of

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GOLD: How we reported on ‘America’s Worst Charities’

Barlett & Steele Gold Award Winners “America’s Worst Charities” by Kris Hundley and Kendall Taggart Tampa Bay Times and The Center for Investigative Reporting How would you identify the worst charities among the roughly 1.6 million tax-exempt organizations in the

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BRONZE: From casual conversation to massive investigation into insider trading

  Barlett & Steele Bronze Award Winners “Inside Game: How Corporate Insiders Profit Ahead of the Public” By Susan Pulliam, Rob Barry, Michael Siconolfi and Jean Eaglesham The Wall Street Journal The Wall Street Journal series on executive trading began

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B&S Gold winners: Tracking charities that spend more on donation solicitors than people in need

The sensational story of a sham charity operator using a stolen identity and dodging an FBI warrant led to a 2010 Tampa Bay Times’ series. It also prompted a closer look at how much charities actually spend on people in

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B&S Bronze winner: WSJ exposes insider trades, regulatory loopholes

The Wall Street Journal jumped into the murky world of insider trading to see how executives traded their companies’ stock. A database they created using information from an eight-year period showed more than 1,000 executives earned big profits or avoided

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B&S Silver winner: NYT reporter who created business incentives database

Louise Story of the New York Times accomplished a major feat last year: She created an interactive state-by-state database calculating business incentives governments use to lure companies and create jobs. Readers can see the types of incentives offered in each

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