Huey to receive Elliott Bell award
The award is named after the NYFWA’s founding president, a former Business Week editor, and recognizes individuals who have made long-term contributions to financial journalism and have had a significant impact on the industry.
Huey has been a writer, editor and publishing executive for 40 years, beginning as a reporter for a small weekly newspaper in Georgia before moving on to report for The Atlanta Constitution. There he filed his first story electronically from the Georgia state capitol on a Xerox Telecopier (six minutes a page).
He spent 13 years at The Wall Street Journal, where he covered the Nicaraguan revolution of 1978 (filed by hotel Telex) and was founding managing editor of The Wall Street Journal/Europe. He worked for 24 years at Time Inc., where he covered countless industry disruptions as a writer and later editor of Fortune. He retired from Time Inc. at the end of 2012, after serving seven years as its editor-in-chief.
As part of the May 28 event, Huey will take part in a panel that will discuss the evolving nature of business news as it adapts and an increasingly digitized business model.
He will be joined on the panel by Martin Nisenholtz, the former digital head at The New York Times who now serves as a professor of the practice of digital communication at Boston University and venture partner at Firstmark Capital in New York; John Geddes, former managing editor of The New York Times and Paul Sagan, an executive in residence at venture capital firm General Catalyst Partners and a director (and former CEO) of Akamai Technologies. The panel will be moderated by Andy Serwer, editor-in-chief of Yahoo.Finance.
Last year’s winner was Tom Herman of The Wall Street Journal.