Barber to receive Loeb Lifetime Achievement, Galloni to receive Minard award
The Gerald Loeb Awards have announced the following honorees:
The 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is Lionel Barber, former editor of the Financial Times, London. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a journalist whose career exemplifies the consistent, superior insight and professional skills necessary to further the understanding of business, financial and economic issues.
Barber’s journalism career has spanned more than four decades. He was a reporter for The Scotsman, a business correspondent for The Sunday Times, and joined the Financial Times in 1985 as a business reporter. During his career with the Financial Times, he served as the Washington correspondent, Brussels bureau chief, news editor, European editor and U.S. managing editor before becoming the organization’s top editor in 2005.
Under Barber’s leadership, the Financial Times transformed itself from a print-led newspaper into a global, multichannel news organization, winning multiple journalism awards. He received the 2017 Légion d’Honneur, France’s highest military and civil award, for his contribution to high-quality journalism. Barber is a graduate of St Edmund Hall, Oxford.
Alessandra Galloni, global managing editor of Reuters, will receive the 2020 Lawrence Minard Editor Award. The Minard Editor Award was named in memory of Lawrence “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 often receive public recognition.
Galloni began her career in 1996 as an economics reporter for Reuters and then joined The Wall Street Journal in 2000 as a business correspondent. Over the following thirteen years, she worked as an economics and business writer and editor for the Journal in New York, London, Paris and Rome.
She returned to Reuters in 2013 as editor of the Southern Europe bureau and enterprise editor at large. In her current role as global managing editor, she is based in London and oversees Reuters’ news coverage and journalists in 200 locations worldwide. Galloni is a graduate of Harvard University and the London School of Economics.