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Press Release

NYSSCPA Announces the 2020 Excellence in Financial Journalism Award Winners

Jovan C. Richards
Published Date:
Jul 1, 2020

NEW YORK – (July 1, 2020) - For more than 30 years, the New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA) has recognized the best business and financial reporting through its Excellence in Financial Journalism (EFJ) Awards.

Broadcast, print, radio/podcast and online news organizations and reporters were asked to submit financial news stories that were published, posted or aired between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2019. Business book authors and publishers also entered this international contest. Student journalists at colleges and universities entered in our NextGen (Generation) category. 

Winners were selected by a panel of judges comprising NYSSCPA members and financial journalists, who ranked submissions on accuracy, quality and thoroughness of research, as well as on an accurate and nonpartisan representation of the topic. This year’s winners will be honored during a virtual ceremony to be conducted in August.

The 2020 Excellence in Financial Journalism Awards winners are as follows:

This year’s EFJ Awards judges were Scott M. Adair, Mary Jo Brancatelli, Rumbi Bwerinofa-Petrozzello, Richard Hecht, Elliot L. Hendler, Orumé Hays, Susan Rodetis, Michael Romeo and Leah Spiro. The 2020 EFJ book judges were Justin Baer and Susan M. Barossi.

For more information regarding the EFJ Awards, the 2020 winners or its sponsors, please contact NYSSCPA Government and Media Relations Manager Jovan C. Richards, at 212.719.8392, or email

About the NYSSCPA

Founded in 1897, the NYSSCPA is the premier professional accounting association of approximately 24,000 members practicing in New York State, encompassing all areas of public practice, including government, education, healthcare, real estate, technology, entertainment and industry. It is the oldest—and the third largest—such state society in the United States.