Last Chance to Enter the 2018 Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism

by July 24, 2018
Barlett and Steele Awards

Less than a week remains to enter this year’s Barlett and Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism.

Less than a week remains for newsrooms to enter their best work in the 2018 Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism, administered by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. The entry deadline is July 31, 2018, 11:59 p.m. EST.

The annual awards competition is named for two of the most illustrious investigative business journalists in history, Don Barlett and James Steele. The contest honors the best investigative journalism covering money each year.

Gold, silver and bronze winners receive cash awards of $5,000, $2,000 and $1,000, respectively.

Last year’s Barlett & Steele Gold Award winner was “Dangerous Doses” by the Chicago Tribune. The Silver Award went to The Post and Courier for “Sticking with the Pig” and MedPage Today received the Bronze Award for “Lowering the Bar.”

You can watch the video of last year’s winning entries here.

Entries for this year’s contest must have been published between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018. Editors or contest coordinators of media outlets may submit up to two entries, each containing up to four articles. Entries from freelancers are also encouraged.

Entry rules and a link to the application are available at:

About Donald Barlett & James Steele

Donald Barlett and James Steele have worked together for more than three decades, first at The Philadelphia Inquirer (1971-1997), where they won two Pulitzer Prizes and scores of other national journalism awards, then at Time magazine (1997-2006), where they earned two National Magazine Awards, becoming the first journalists in history to win both the Pulitzer and its magazine equivalent. They are now contributing editors at Vanity Fair and at CNN’s new investigative reporting initiative. The Washington Journalism Review says of Barlett and Steele: “They are almost certainly the best team in the history of investigative reporting.”

About the Reynolds Center

The Reynolds Center is part of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at ASU. Since 2003, more than 22,000 journalists have benefitted from the Reynolds Center’s free training. Its mission is to help journalists improve business coverage through in-person and online training and its website,

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