The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News and The New York Times each took home multiple awards among the 13 categories in the 2011 Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism announced June 28 in New York City.
Steven Pearlstein, business columnist at The Washington Post, won the Lifetime Achievement Award in the annual competition administered by the UCLA Anderson School of Management. The Pulitzer winner will join the faculty of George Mason University in fall 2011.
Hank Gilman of Fortune magazine 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.
From among more than 500 entries, here are the other winners in the competition for the highest awards in business journalism:
- Large Newspapers: Ben Casselman, Russell Gold, Douglas A. Blackmon, Vanessa O’Connell, Alexandra Berzon and Ana Campoy for “Deep Trouble” about the Gulf oil spill in The Wall Street Journal.
- Medium & Small Newspapers: Chris Serres and Glenn Howatt for “Hounded – Debtors and the New Breed of Collectors” in Minneapolis Star Tribune, and Michael J. Berens for “Seniors for Sale” about adult family homes in The Seattle Times.
- Magazines: Amanda Bennett and Charles R. Babcock for “End-of-Life Warning at $618,616 Makes Me Wonder Was It Worth It” in Bloomberg News about the death of Bennett’s husband.
- Commentary: Paul Krugman for “Paul Krugman Columns” in The New York Times.
- Breaking News: Tom Lauricella, Peter A. McKay, Scott Patterson, Jenny Strasburg, Robin Sidel, Carolyn Cui and Mary Pilon for “Flash Crash” in The Wall Street Journal.
- Beat Reporting: Daniel Golden, John Hechinger and John Lauerman for “Education Inc.” on for-profit colleges in Bloomberg News.
- News Services: David Evans for “Profiting From Fallen Soldiers” about life insurers’ practices in Bloomberg News.
- Explanatory: David Nicklaus and Tim Logan for “Edifice Complex” about tax-increment financing in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
- Online Enterprise: Julia Angwin, Emily Steel, Scott Thurm and staff for “What They Know” about the tracking of online consumers for The Wall Street Journal.
- Blogging: Kara Swisher for “Live-blogging Yahoo Earnings Calls in 2010 (They’re Funny!)” for All Things Digital.
- Personal Finance: Ron Lieber for “Student Debt” in The New York Times.
- Television Enterprise: Mitch Weitzner, Scott Cohn, Jeff Pohlman, Emily Bodenberg and Steven Banton for “Remington Under Fire: A CNBC Investigation” about the gun maker on CNBC.
- Business Book: Sebastian Mallaby for “More Money Than God” about hedge funds, published by The Penguin Press.
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.
You can read about the finalists here.