Detroit personal finance columnist wins award
Brian J. O’Connor, personal finance columnist for The Detroit News, has been named winner of the Christopher J. Welles Memorial Prize at Columbia University.
O’Connor, a Knight-Bagehot Fellow from the class of 2001, was honored for his “Grand Experiment” series in The Detroit News, a series of columns where he humorously documents his attempt to cut $1,000 from his family budget.
The series also was named a “Best in Business” winner earlier this year by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.
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