Loeb Awards Name Finalists, Walt Bogdanich for Lifetime Achievement

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By: E&P Staff

Walt Bogdanich, assistant investigative editor at The New York Times and three-time Pulitzer winner, is the winner of the 2010 Gerald Loeb Award for Lifetime Achievement, the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Management announced Tuesday.

UCLA said Alix Freedman, deputy managing editor at The Wall Street Journal, will receive its Lawrence Minard Editor Award. Named in memory of Laury Minard, founding editor of Forbes Global, it recognizes an editor who does not receive a byline.

In addition, the Anderson School announced finalists in these 13 categories for the 2010 Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism. They were selected from a record 513 entries. Winners will be announced June 29 in New York.

Here are the finalists announced by UCLA:

Large Newspapers

    * Gretchen Morgenson, Don Van Natta Jr., Peter S. Goodman and Jenny Anderson for “Back to Business” in The New York Times
    * Michael Moss and Andrew Martin for “Food Safety” in The New York Times
    * Charles Duhigg for “Toxic Waters” in The New York Times
    * Kate Kelly, Jon Hilsenrath, Dan Fitzpatrick, Suzanne Craig, Deborah Solomon, Damian Paletta and David Enrich for “USA Inc.: The State of Capitalism” in The Wall Street Journal
    * Mark Maremont for “The Talented Mr. Pang” in The Wall Street Journal

Medium and Small Newspapers

    * Rick Montgomery and Dan Margolies for “Enterprise Rent-A-Car Airbags” in The Kansas City Star
    * Michael Sallah, Rob Barry and Lucy Komisar for “Keys to the Kingdom: How State Regulators Enabled a $7 Billion Ponzi Scheme” in The Miami Herald
    * Raquel Rutledge for “Cashing in on Kids” in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
    * Kirsten Grind for “WaMu’s Final Days” in Puget Sound Business Journal


    * James Bandler, Nicholas Varchaver and Doris Burke for “How Bernie Did It” in Fortune Magazine
    * Joe Nocera for “Risk Mismanagement” in The New York Times Magazine
    * Nina Munk for “Rich Harvard, Poor Harvard” in Vanity Fair
    * Fred Vogelstein for “Facebook Versus Google” in Wired Magazine


    * David Leonhardt for “Economic Scene” in The New York Times
    * Joseph E. Stiglitz for “Capitalist Fools and Wall Street’s Toxic Message” in Vanity Fair
    * Michael Wolff for “The Ultimate Bubble and Rupert to Internet: It’s War!” in Vanity Fair
    * Steven Pearlstein for “Commentary by Steven Pearlstein” in The Washington Post

Breaking News

    * Matthew Goldstein for “Stanford Financial Coverage” in Bloomberg BusinessWeek
    * Christine Tierney, David Shepardson and Gordon Trowbridge for “Breaking News (Big 3)” in The Detroit News
    * Louise Story for “Return of the Big Payday” in The New York Times
    * Jon Hilsenrath and Kate Kelly for “New York Fed Chairman’s Ties to Goldman Raise Questions” in The Wall Street Journal
    * Brady Dennis, David Cho and Binyamin Appelbaum for “AIG” in The Washington Post

Beat Writing

    * Greg Sandoval for “SpiralFrog Coverage” in CNET
    * Ralph Vartabedian and Ken Bensinger for “The Toyota Recall” in Los Angeles Times
    * Michael Moss and Andrew Martin for “Food Safety” in The New York Times
    * Aaron Kessler for “Contaminated Chinese Drywall” in Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Feature Writing

    * James Bandler and Doris Burke for “The Grifter?” in Fortune Magazine
    * David Segal for “After the Meltdown” in The New York Times
    * Michael Lewis for “Wall Street on the Tundra” in Vanity Fair
    * Robert A. Guth, Susan Pulliam and Justin Scheck for “The Network” in The Wall Street Journal

Online Commentary and Blogging

    * Adrian Wooldridge, Steven N. Kaplan, Nell Minow, Patrick Lane, Brad DeLong, Luigi Zingales, Saugato Datta, Thomas Picketty and Chris Edwards for “Online Debates” for The Economist
    * David Pogue for “Pogue’s Posts” for The New York Times
    * Francine McKenna for “re: The Auditors” for re: The Auditors Blog
    * Jim Prevor for “Business, Finances and Public Policy” for The Weekly Standard

Personal Finance

    * Ron Lieber and Andrew Martin for “The Card Game” in The New York Times
    * Janet Paskin for “The Accidental 401(k) Planner” in SmartMoney Magazine
    * Angie C. Marek for “Paging Dr. No” in SmartMoney Magazine
    * Matthew Hathaway, Elizabethe Holland and Jim Gallagher for “From Prison to the Pinnacle” in St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Television Enterprise

    * Brian Ross, Joseph Rhee, Angela Hill and Asa Eslocker for “Brian Ross Investigates: Runaway Toyotas” on ABC News
    * Jeff Fager, Bill Owens, Scott Pelley, Claudia Weinstein and Draggan Mihailovich for “Amazon Crude” on CBS News/60 Minutes
    * David Faber, Mitch Weitzner, James Jacoby, Jill Landes and Patrick Ahearn for “House of Cards” on CNBC
    * Marlena Telvick, Lowell Bergman, Oriana Zill de Granados and Daniel Hirst for “Black Money” on PBS Frontline
    * Byron Harris, Mark Smith, Kraig Kirchem and Billy Bryant for “Safety for Sale” on WFAA-TV

Business Book

    * David Wessel for “In Fed We Trust” published by Crown Business
    * Liaquat Ahamed for “Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World” published by The Penguin Press
    * Andrew Ross Sorkin for “Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System – and Themselves” published by Penguin Group (USA) – Viking

Television Breaking News and News Services finalists will be announced later this week at the Loeb Awards website.You can also follow the awards @LoebAwards on Twitter.

The awards were established in 1957 by the late Gerald Loeb, founding partner of the brokerage firm E.F. Hutton, to honor journalists who contribute to the understanding of business, finance and the economy.
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