Announces Excellence in Financial Journalism Awards
for the NYSSCPA Excellence in Financial Journalism Awards have selected
the following winners. These awards recognize reporters from the
national and local press who contribute to a better understanding
of business topics. All submitted entries submitted were published
Book – Business/Financial
Levy, for In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works and Shapes Our
(Simon & Schuster)
a revealing look into the most successful and admired technology
companies of our time.
Print & Online
Business Category—News: Cam Simpson, Bloomberg News, for “Victoria’s Secret Revealed in Child Picking Burkina Faso Cotton,” an
in-depth report on how an effort to address the endemic use of
instead created incentives for exploitation in Burkina Faso in
Business Category—Features: John Helyar, Carol Hymowitz and
Mehul Srivastava, Bloomberg Markets Magazine, for “The Double Life of Rajat Gupta,” a comprehensive profile of Gupta covertly
channeling business to his private firm as he ran McKinsey & Co.,
the world’s most prestigious consulting company.
Business Category—Opinion: Jeffrey Goldfarb, Reuters Breaking
Views, for “P&G’s Pringles Partner Warrants Careful Taste,” a journalist’s commentary that upended the proposed
$2.4 billion purchase of Pringles from Proctor & Gamble by
Consumer Category—News: Michael Hudson, The Center for Public
Integrity, for “The Great Mortgage Cover-Up,” an in-depth
series into why major banks and mortgage lenders bankrolled a wave
of toxic loans that helped throw the nation’s financial system
and economy into crisis.
Consumer Category -Features: Justin Rohrlich, Minyanville Media,
for “Insider Trading Laws Do Not Apply to Members of Congress. No Seriously,” An investigation of the arcane rules that
allow members of Congress to trade using inside information.
Consumer Category—Opinion: Jason Zweig, The Wall Street
for “The Intelligent Investor,” a weekly column that
exposes conflicts of interest and risky complexities that many
investors would have overlooked otherwise.
Category—Segment Running 10 Minutes or Less: Tara Lynn Wagner,
NY1, for “Money Matters: Golden Years?,” A series focusing
on the financial realities facing the baby boomer generation as
they approach retirement.
Category—Segment Running More than 10 Minutes: Carol Massar,
Matt Miller, Carole Zimmer, Ted Fine, Bloomberg Television, for “Race for the Next Facebook,” an in-depth look at the start-ups
and dreamers on the verge of success.
Category—Segment Running More than Ten Minutes: Carole Zimmer,
Mark Mills, Nick Civatta, Al Maykers, Anthony Mancini, WBBR Bloomberg
Radio, “Stalking a Silent Killer,” a documentary examining
the business of ovarian cancer.
Judges for the awards included NYSSCPA members and members of the
New York Financial Writers' Association, the nation's oldest organization
devoted to business and financial journalism. The awards will be
presented on May 1 at an awards luncheon in New York City.