Join us November 9th to celebrate the winners of the 

2022 Barlett & Steele Awards

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

Join Jim Steele and Dr. Jeffrey Timmermans in the First Amendment Forum on November 9th at 6pm inside ASU’s Cronkite School in Downtown Phoenix, for an in-depth conversation with award-winning investigative business journalists.

Gold winners from the 2022 Barlett and Steele Awards will discuss their extraordinary investigations, from the inspiration to the challenges and the impact their reporting had on the public. This year’s guests include a multi-media reporting team that uncovered the lackluster government oversight of the troubled-teen industry in Utah that allowed widespread abuse, a representative from the Star Tribune duo that documented the ways accident victims were convinced to transfer compensation to other parties for a fraction of its value, and the first-ever winner of the Outstanding Young Journalist award for his investigation into faulty mechanical heart pumps.

View the event page for updates on the event, including a link to the live-streamed conversation.

About the awards

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.