Loeb finalists named; Hertzberg and Comes honored
The finalists of the 2008 Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism and the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Lawrence Minard Editor Award were announced on Wednesday.
The 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is Daniel Hertzberg, deputy managing editor for international at The Wall Street Journal. This annual award recognizes an individual whose career exemplifies the consistent and superior insight and professional skills necessary to further the understanding of business, financial and economic issues.
Frank J. Comes, senior editor at McKinsey & Co. and former assistant managing editor of BusinessWeek, will receive the 2008 Lawrence Minard Editor Award, named in memory of Laury Minard, founding editor of Forbes Global and a former final judge for the Loeb Awards. This award honors excellence in business, financial and economic journalism editing and recognizes an editor whose work does not receive a byline or whose face does not appear on the air for the work covered.
Hertzberg and Comes will receive their career achievement awards at the 2008 Loeb Awards dinner, Monday, June 30, in New York City. Winners in the 13 competition categories will be announced from among the finalists, which were chosen from among a record 450 entries.
The finalists in each category are listed here.