New categories

2022 Barlett & Steele Awards - Closed for submissions

2021 winners, Jesse Eisinger and Jeff Ernsthasen, accepting the gold award for their ProPublica series, 'Secret IRS Files'

The Barlett and Steele Awards, named in honor of renowned investigative business journalists Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele, are being expanded this year! The awards will now have two categories: one for news organizations with a national or global audience and one for publications with a regional or local focus. Additionally, a new award will be given to an Outstanding Young Journalist that will recognize the work of a journalist under 30 years of age who demonstrates outstanding ability in investigative business reporting.

Award Categories

Best in Investigative Journalism – National publications

News organizations with a national or global audience and/or a newsroom with more than 100 editorial staff.

Gold – $3,000
Silver – $2,000
Bronze – $1,000

Best in Investigative Journalism – Regional publications

Organizations with a regional or local focus and/or a newsroom with 100 or fewer journalists.

Gold – $3,000
Silver – $2,000
Bronze – $1,000

Outstanding Young Journalist

A journalist under 30 years of age who demonstrates outstanding ability in investigative business reporting.

$3,000

Vetting

Entries for the Barlett & Steele Awards will undergo an initial vetting round by the faculty of Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, with a panel of distinguished financial journalists making the final decision for each award. Winners will be announced in October 2022 with an award ceremony to be held in early November in downtown Phoenix.

If you have any questions about the entry or award process please contact us.