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Washington Post and FT both win three Loeb Awards

September 30, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

The Washington Post and the Financial Times both won three Gerald Loeb Awards, considered the highest awards in business journalism,  announced Thursday at a dinner in New York.

Greg Jaffe of the Washington Post won the feature writing category for “The Recession’s Reach in Florida.”

The Post and The Wall Street Journal tied in the beat reporting category. For the Post, the entry was “Essential Workers on the Front Lines” by Kimberly KindyTaylor TelfordRobert KlemkoAbha BhattaraiNicole DungcaJenn Abelson and Meryl Kornfield.

For The Journal, the entry was “Amazon’s Abuses” by Dana MattioliCara LombardoPatience Haggin and Shane Shifflett.

Columnist Michelle Singletary of The Washington Post won the commentary award.

The FT won in the breaking news category for “Collapse of Wirecard.” The journalists are Dan McCrumOlaf Storbeck, Stefania Palma, John Reed, Sam JonesPaul MurphyHelen WarrellHenry FoyMax SeddonAndrew England, Laurence Fletcher and Erika Solomon.

The FT’s coverage of Wirecard also won in the investigative category, along with Bloomberg News, whose investigative entry was “Addicted to Profit” by Cam Simpson, Michael Smith and Nacha Cattan.

The FT and “Frontline” also won in the video category for “Opioids Inc.”

In the international category, the winner was Fruits of Labor” by Associated Press reporters Margie Mason and Robin McDowell.

The personal finance and consumer reporting category winner was “Evenflo, Maker of the ‘Big Kid’ Booster Seat, Put Profits Over Child Safety” by  ProPublica reporters Daniela PoratPatricia Callahan and Lucas Waldron.

In the local category, the winner was Deceit, Disrepair and Death Inside a Southern California Rental Empire” by KPCC Southern California Radio and LAist. The reporters are Aaron MendelsonRina PaltaChava Sanchez, Shana Daloria and Priska Neely.

In the visual storytelling category, the winner was “Visualizing the Pandemic Economy” by a team at The New York Times.

Kiera Feldman of the Los Angeles Times won in the explanatory category for “Fumed Out.”

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