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Submission deadline approaches for Barlett & Steele award

June 20, 2007

Posted by Chris Roush

The submission deadline for the inaugural Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism is Aug. 1, 2007.

Print and online entries for these awards, named for the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative business journalist team of Don Barlett and Jim Steele, are being accepted by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, which funds the awards.

First-place prize is $5,000 and runner-up $2,000, to be awarded annually. Each print publication or online organization is limited to two entries.

Entries must have appeared between July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007. Visit here to download the rules and guidelines and access the entry form.

Barlett and Steele, who won two Pulitzers with The Philadelphia Inquirer and two National Magazine Awards at Time, have worked together more than three decades. They are contributing editors to Vanity Fair.

“We’d like to see journalists who keep the bigger picture in mind,” Steele said. “Someone who brings an understanding of complex issues that have not been properly explained. Don and I have an informal motto: Tell the reader something they don’t know about. It sounds simple. Yet a lot of journalism is a rehash of what people already know.”

Recipients of the awards will be announced in fall 2007.

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