The finalists for the 2009 Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism were announced Wednesday morning.
The Loeb Awards are the highest honors in business journalism. They were established in 1957 by Gerald Loeb, a founding partner of E. F. Hutton, to encourage quality reporting in the areas of business, finance and the economy in order to inform and protect private investors and the general public. Presented by UCLA Anderson School of Management since 1973, the awards recognize writers, editors and producers of both print and broadcast media for the significant contributions they make in this field.
The finalists in the large newspapers category (circulation of more than 300,000) are:
- Gretchen Morgenson, Peter S. Goodman, Charles Duhigg, Carter Dougherty, Eric Dash, Julie Creswell, Jo Becker, Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Stephen Labaton for â€œThe Reckoningâ€ in The New York Times
- Robert Oâ€™Harrow Jr. and Brady Dennis for â€œThe Crash: The Rise and Fall of AIGâ€ in The Washington Post
- Carrick Mollenkamp, Susanne Craig, Jeffrey McCracken, Jon Hilsenrath, Susan Pulliam, Liz Rappaport, Aaron Lucchetti, Jenny Strasburg, Tom McGinty, Serena Ng, Randall Smith and Liam Pleven for â€œBroken Marketsâ€ in The Wall Street Journal
- John Carreyrou and Barbara Martinez for â€œPrescription for Profitsâ€ in The Wall Street Journal
The finalists in the medium & small newspapers category (circulation of 300,000 or less) are:
- Jack Dolan, Matthew Haggman and Rob Barry for â€œBorrowers Betrayedâ€ in The Miami Herald
- David Heath and Christine Willmsen for â€œThe Favor Factoryâ€ in The Seattle Times
- Ames Alexander, Franco OrdoÃ±ez, Kerry Hall and Ted Mellnik for â€œThe Cruelest Cutsâ€ in The Charlotte Observer
- Andrew McIntosh for â€œNail Gun Safety Under Fireâ€ in The Sacramento Bee
The finalists in the magazines category are:
- David Leonhardt for â€œObamanomicsâ€ in The New York Times Magazine
- William Selway and Martin Z. Braun for â€œBroken Promisesâ€ in Bloomberg Markets
- Michael Lewis for â€œThe Endâ€ in CondÃ© Nast Portfolio
- Peter Elkind for â€œThe Trouble with Steveâ€ in Fortune
See all of the finalists here.