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New York Times wins three Loeb Awards, Reuters wins two

June 25, 2018

Posted by Chris Roush

The New York Times business section was the big winner at the Gerald Loeb Awards on Monday, winning three of the most prestigious awards in business journalism.

The Times won in the breaking news category for “Ouster at Uber.” Journalists who worked on the entry were Mike IsaacFarhad ManjooKevin Roose, and Ashwin Seshagiri.

The Times also won in the personal finance category for Ron Lieber’s coverage of the Equifax breach.

The Times’ third Loeb was in the investigative category. Emily SteelMichael S. SchmidtJodi KantorMegan TwoheySusan Chira, and Catrin Einhorn won for “Culture of Harassment.”

Reuters won two Loebs.

It won in the explanatory category for “The Body Trade.” Journalists who worked on that project were Brian GrowJohn ShiffmanBlake MorrisonElizabeth CullifordReade LevinsonNicholas Bogel-BurroughsZach Goelman, and Mike Wood.

A Reuters team won the images/graphics category for “The Trump Effect.” The journalists who worked on it were Christine Chan and Matthew Weber.

A project between the Chicago Tribune and ProPublica Illinois won the local category in the Loeb Awards.

The reporters involved in the “The Tax Divide” project were Jason GrottoSandhya Kambhampati, and Hal Dardick.

In the international category, The Wall Street Journal won for “China’s surveillance state.”

The journalists who worked on the project were Josh ChinLiza LinEva Dou, Clément Bürge, Wenxin FanNatasha KhanDan StrumpfCharles RolletJeremy PageElliot BentleyJenny O’GradyTyler Paige, and Giulia Marchi.

Tony Bartelme of The Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina, won the feature category for “Stickin’ With the Pig: A Tale of Loyalty and Loss” about grocery store chain Piggly Wiggly.

ProPublica won in the beat reporting category for “Automating Hate.” The journalists who worked on the project were Julia AngwinJeff LarsonAriana TobinMadeleine VarnerNoam Scheiber, and Hannes Grassegger.

Longtime pharma journalist Ed Silverman, now with STAT, won in the commentary category.

Retro Report and Quartz won in the video category for “Future of Money.” The journalists who worked on it were Chris BuckKyra DarntonSolana PyneLaurence B. CholletKaren M. SughrueErik German, Maria Villaseñor, Noah Madoff, and Jeff Bernier.

“Marketplace” won the Loeb in the audio category for “Robot-proof jobs.” The journalists who worked on it were David BrancaccioKatie LongNicole ChildersBen TollidayDaniel Ramirez, and Paulina Velasco.

The winners were chosen from more than 470 entries submitted by local, regional and national outlets. The Loebs are considered the most prestigious award in business journalism.

The banquet and celebration was held at Capitale in New York City.

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