Barlett & Steele Awards: A stellar track record

by January 14, 2020

The Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism since their 2007 inception have blazed a high-visibility path of excellence in rewarding incisive business reporting that “tells us something we don’t know.”

The awards are named for the illustrious investigative business journalist team of Don Barlett & Jim Steele, who have worked together more than three decades, receiving two Pulitzers, two National Magazine awards and a long list of other journalism awards.

Administered by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, the Barlett & Steele awards for Gold ($5,000 prize), Silver ($2,000) and Bronze ($1,000) each fall honor journalists and news organizations ranging in size from local to international. A panel of veteran business journalists makes the selections.

“We’ve been so impressed with the quality of these stories that year after year have delved into the stories that nobody knew about–or shed light on areas they thought they knew about,” said Jim Steele.

The Gold Standard: View this quick 3-minute video featuring past and current winners, Jim Steele and a look at some of the recipient accomplishments.