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Wall Street Journal racks up at Loeb award dinner

June 28, 2016

Posted by Chris Roush

Gerald Loeb AwardsThe Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and National Public Radio were among the winners of Gerald Loeb Awards, considered the top awards in business journalism, on Tuesday evening.

The Journal won five awards, while the Times won two. NPR also won two.

The Journal’s David Benoit, Jacob Bunge, Dana Cimilluca, Dana Mattioli and Dennis K. Berman won in the breaking news category for “Inside the Dow-DuPont merger.”

The Journal also won a Loeb Award for feature writing. David Enrich won for “The Unraveling of Tom Hayes.”

In the international category, Tom Wright, Bradley Hope, Simon Clark, Mia Lamar, Justin Baer, Tom Di Fonzo and Paolo Bosonin of The Journal won for “Malaysia’s Missing Millions.”

In the beat reporting category, John Carreyrou, Michael Siconolfi and Christopher Weaver won for their coverage of Theranos. In his acceptance speech, Carreyrou quoted from Theranos’s public announcements disputing Journal stories.

Joanna Stern and Drew Evans of The Journal won in the video category.

Whit Richardson and Steve Mistler of the Press Herald won for “Payday at the Mill” in the local category. It’s a series of stories about how sophisticated financiers used a Maine investment program they devised to wring millions of dollars in risk-free returns at taxpayer expense.

In the personal finance category, Money magazine’s Donna Rosato, Kate Santichen, Alexandra Mondalek and Shayla Hunter won for “Aging’s Costliest Challenge.” Rosato is now at Consumer Reports.

In the interactive/graphics/images category, the winner is Amanda Cox, Gregor Aisch, Kevin Quealy, Matthew Bloch, Wilson Andrews, Josh Keller, Karen Yourish, Eric Buth, Nicholas Confessore and Sarah Cohen of the New York Times.

James B. Stewart of the New York Times won in the commentary category.

In the audio category, National Public Radio’s Chris Arnold, Uri Berliner, Neal Carruth, Lori Todd, John Ydstie,  Heidi Glenn, Ariel Zambelich, Avie Schnieder, Alyson Hurt and Annette Elizabeth Allen won for “Your Money and Your Life.”

In the investigative category, Associated Press reporters Margie Mason, Martha Mendoza, Robin McDowell and Esther Htusan won for “Seafood from Slaves.”

In the explanatory category, NPR and ProPublica’s Michael Grabell, Howard Berkes and Lena Groeger won for “Insult to Injury: America’s Vanishing Worker Protections.”

Paul Ingrassia of Reuters and The Wall Street Journal won the Lifetime Achievement Award while Amy Stevens of Reuters won the Minard Award for editing.

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