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Press Release

Know Your News? Be a Judge for the 2016 Excellence in Financial Journalism Awards

Alonza Robertson
Published Date:
Jan 26, 2016

Keynote speaker from the 2015 EFJ Awards was Sheila Coronel

Help us honor the media’s best business writers and stories of the past year.

The New York State Society of CPAs is looking for CPA volunteers to join the judging panel for the 2016 Excellence in Financial Journalism Awards.

For the past 33 years, the Society has produced the EFJ Awards which recognize the best in business reporting via newspapers, magazines, television, radio, online and books.  Via an online portal, our panel of judges are asked to read, watch and listen to a set of entries and score them according to three parameters:

  • Accuracy of Reporting
  • Readability, Clarity and Style
  • Effectiveness and Impact

Judges usually commit a total of 10 hours of time during the seven-week review period which will start Feb. 25 – April 10.

Past  entries  and winners have come from  news outlets like the New York Times,

Allan Sloan from Fortune magazine accept award from NYSSCPA President Scott Adair

Wall Street Journal, American Banker, Crain’s, Pro Publica, Bloomberg , the Center for Public Integrity, Fortune, and submissions have included a wide array of  topics including investigative, opinion and breaking news about accounting, finance, insurance, real estate, healthcare, non-profits, public policy, taxes and more.

An awards luncheon will be held in Manhattan in May to honor the winners and recognize the contribution of our judges.

Click here to read more about last year’s award winners.

If you’re interested in volunteering, please email Alonza Robertson, the NYSSCPA’s media relations manager at or call 212.719.8405.