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Miami, WSJ, Charlotte win National Headliners for biz reporting

March 27, 2009

The Miami Herald was the winner in the business reporting category of the 75th National Headliner Awards, sponsored by the Press Club of Atlantic City, N.J.

The Herald’s entry, called “Borrowers Betrayed,” was written by Jack Dolan, Matthew Haggman and Rob Barry. It’s a look at the home loan business in Florida, which has attracted criminals because the state does not require background checks for loan originators.

Second place in the business reporting category was Boston Globe reporter Farah Stockman for the story “Multinational Corporations Get Around U.S. Laws”. Third place was USA Today, reporter Gary Stoller for “Airlines Rising Fares.”

Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal won in the spot news category for its coverage of the Wall Street crisis.

Also, the Charlotte Observer won in the investigative reporting category for a series called “The Cruelest Cuts,” which examined the human cost of bring poultry to a consumer’s table. The reporters were Ames Alexander, Kerry Hall and Franco Ordonez.

See all of the winners here.

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