Gerald Loeb Awards Kickoff Call For Entries For 2018 Journalism Competition

Career Climbers / 16th January 2018

UCLA Anderson School of Management and the G. and R. Loeb Foundation invite individual journalists and print, online and broadcast media outlets to submit entries in 12 competition categories and nominations for two career achievement awards for the 2018 Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism.

The Gerald Loeb Awards represent the most prestigious honor in business journalism in the United States and were established in 1957 by the late Gerald Loeb, a founding partner of E.F. Hutton. Loeb created the awards to encourage and support reporting on business and finance that would inform and protect both the private investor and the public.

All competition categories encourage submissions in all journalistic forms (including those produced for mobile distribution) and in any combination of forms: broadcast (video, audio and podcasts), digital/online, print, still photography, graphics, interactives, data visualization, blogs and social media. Detailed descriptions of category changes and submission guidelines for the 2018 competition can be found online at http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/gerald-loeb-awards.

All entries must be submitted online at http://bit.ly/loeb2018 no later than Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 11:59:59 p.m. Consideration is limited to entries that were published or broadcast in the United States during calendar year 2017.

Entries Accepted in 12 Competition Categories

  • AUDIO – Exemplary spoken-word coverage (including podcasts), story-telling or expository journalism on a contemporary business, financial or economic subject.
  • BEAT REPORTING – Exemplary coverage of a business, financial or economic beat.
  • BREAKING NEWS – Exemplary coverage of a competitive business, financial or economic news story within seven days of an event, with special attention paid to the first 24 hours.
  • COMMENTARY – Including business, financial or economic editorials, columns, syndicated columns, blogs, on-air or video commentary or analysis.
  • EXPLANATORY – Exemplary in-depth analysis and clear presentation of a complex business, financial or economic subject.
  • FEATURE – Pieces in any medium that explain or enlighten business topics with exemplary craft and style.
  • IMAGES/GRAPHICS/INTERACTIVES – Recognizes the exemplary use of images, graphics, and interactives (still photography, video, charts, data visualizations, graphics, illustrations, news apps) to tell stories. These visual elements should be essential to the reporting in order to explain, enlighten or educate the reader/viewer/user about contemporary business, financial or economic topics. The images, graphics, or interactives, and any accompanying text, voice track or sound, can appear in any media.
  • INTERNATIONAL – Covering international business, financial or economic stories. Must be English language and published in the US.
  • INVESTIGATIVE – For a business, financial or economic story or group of up to five (5) stories in any medium or in a combination of media. Factors the judges will consider include originality, creativity and persistence in gleaning information, storytelling power and impact.
  • LOCAL – Recognizes excellence in the coverage of a business, financial or economic story centered in a particular geographic area and offered primarily to consumers in that area. Pieces would be from a local newspaper, magazine, television, radio station or website.
  • PERSONAL FINANCE – Excellence in business, financial or economic journalism that informs and protects the individual investor and consumer. Eligible entrants include journalists and also experts who are determined not to have conflicts of interest or personal agendas related to the submitted material.
  • VIDEO – Exemplary coverage, story-telling and presentation in video (delivered in any form – including mobile and social) of a business, financial or economic story.

Nominations will also be accepted for: (1) the Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes exceptional career contributions in the field of business, financial and economic news; and (2) the Lawrence Minard Editor Award, which recognizes career contributions in business journalism editing.

UCLA Anderson has been the steward of the G. and R. Loeb Foundation since 1973.  The Dean of UCLA Anderson chairs the award’s final judging committee of leading journalists, news executives and academics. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates primarily from entry fees, banquet ticket sales, sponsorships and private support.

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