Medill, Strong Investments Honor Business Writers

By: Joe Strupp

Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and Strong Investments honored business writers last week with their annual Financial Writers and Editors Awards that included a $2,500 cash prize for each.

Among the winners in the Midwestern Awards category was The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, which won for best overall coverage for the investor. Also honored was Detroit Free Press columnist Susan Tompor for best financial columnist, Janet Kidd Stewart of the Chicago Tribune for best investor issue coverage, and Dayton Business Journal writer Don Baker for best profile of a publicly traded Midwestern company.

In the national category, Money‘s Jason Zweig took best financial columnist, while BusinessWeek‘s David Henry and Christopher H. Schmitt won for best issue coverage, and John Waggoner, Matt Krantz, Edward Iwata, Adam Shell, and Noelle Knox of USA Today took the spot news award.

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