FT’s McCrum named British Journalist of the Year for Wirecard coverage
Financial Times reporter Dan McCrum has been named British Journalist of the Year by the Press Gazette for his coverage that lead to the downfall of German company Wirecard.
The judges wrote, “This was brave financial journalism carried out by a dogged journalist and backed with huge commitment by the financial times. Dan McCrum faced down intimidation, surveillance and personal threats as well as a campaign of disinformation to bring down one of Germany’s most garlanded businesses.”
The investigation was also named the Business Journalism Story of the Year.
Earlier this month, McCrum won the coveted Helmut Schmidt Journalism Prize in Germany for his work uncovering one of the biggest accounting frauds in European corporate history. The FT’s investigation into the technology company Wirecard sent ripples through the German financial regulatory system and led to the downfall of the company.
See all of the winners here.