American History of Business Journalism

2000 Best in Business Winners

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Best in Business winners for overall excellence, by category and listed in alphabetical order are: (Judges could name up to five winners in each category)

GIANT (Newspapers with average daily circulation 375,001 and above):
Los Angeles Times The Boston Globe USA Today
Certificate of Merit:
Chicago Tribune
Robert Barker, senior writer, BusinessWeek
John Bersia, editorial writer/editorial board member, The Orlando Sentinel
Jodi Schneider, assistant managing editor, U.S. News & World Report

LARGE (Newspapers with circulation 250,001 -375,000):
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
San Jose Mercury News
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
The Orange County Register
The Oregonian (Portland)

David J. Morrow, articles editor, SmartMoney
Debbie Van Tassel, business editor, The Plain Dealer
Julie Vorman, commodities & energy editor, Reuters

MID-SIZED (Newspapers with circulation 125,001-250,000):
Austin American-Statesman
Richmond Times-Dispatch
St. Paul Pioneer Press
The Hartford Courant

Certificates of Merit:
Providence Journal
The Virginian-Pilot
Professor Charles Davis, executive director, Freedom of Information Center and assistant professor, Missouri School of Journalism
Jeff Herman, business section editor, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Chris Lester, assistant managing editor – business, The Kansas City Star

SMALL (Newspapers with circulation up to 125,000):
Florida Today (Melbourne, Fla.)
Las Vegas Sun
The Columbian (Vancouver, Wash.)

Certificates of Merit:
The Oakland (Calif.) Tribune,
The Patriot-Ledger (Quincy, Mass.),
The State (Columbia, S.C.)

Charles B. Camp, senior editor/Business News, The Dallas Morning News
Stephen H. Dunphy, business columnist, The Seattle Times
Don Nelson, editor, Puget Sound Business Journal

Atlanta Business Chronicle
Boston Business Journal
Cincinnati Business Courier
Crain’s Detroit Business
San Francisco Business Times

Certificates of Merit:
Dallas Business Journal,
Pacific Coast Business Times

Ed Bean, managing editor, Daily Report
Dean Foust, Atlanta bureau chief for BusinessWeek magazine
Professor Hugh J. Martin, journalism instructor
Henry W. Grady, College of Journalism and Mass Communication at The University of Georgia


Best in Business Breaking News winners, by category and in alphabetical order are: (Judges could name up to three winners in each category)

GIANT (Newspapers with circulation over 375,001):
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland), “LTV begs for life” by Thomas Gerdel, Jennifer Cimperman, Sandra Livingston, T.C. Brown, Mary Vanac, Michael O’Malley and Sabrina Eaton
The Wall Street Journal, “AOL-Time Warner merger” by The Wall Street Journal staff

LARGE (Newspapers with circulation 250,001-375,000):
Financial Times, “UBS close to $ 12bn agreed purchase of PaineWebber” by Gary Silverman and team
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, “The Justin deal” by Mitchell Schnurman, Lila LaHood, Dan Piller, and Jim Fuquay
The Orange County Register, “Power Grid Lock” by Kate Berry, Daniel C. Weintraub, Tony Saavedra and Anne C. Mulkern

MID-SIZED (Newspapers with circulation 125,001-250,000):
Dayton Daily News, “Roberds quits; struggle ends” by the business staff
Providence Journal, “The Final Measure” by the Business Staff; Lead Writer, Bob Wyss Sarasota Herald-Tribune, “Developer’s actions counter to court orders” by Kelly Cramer

SMALL (Newspapers with circulation up to 125,000):
The Arizona Daily Star, “Yaquis kill plans for high-tech plant” by Paola Banchero The Durham Herald-Sun “Midway raising capital” by Jeff Zimmer
The Modesto Bee, “Tri-Valley Growers files bankruptcy” by Richard T. Estrada

Providence Business News, “Investors take over” by Frank Prosnitz St. Louis Business Journal, “Audit: Lazaroff misstated $ 380,000” by Rick DesLoge

Bloomberg News, “Soros Fund Revamps; Druckenmiller, Roditi Resign” by Katherine Burton
Dow Jones Newswires, “AOL-Time Warner merger” by the staff of Dow Jones Newswires Reuters, “Napster decision” by Susan Zeidler Breaking News
Dan Blake, managing editor, U.S. Equities – Bridge News (stepped aside for real-time category)
Ron Insana, co-anchor, CNBC’s “Business Center”
Leah Beth Ward, technology writer, Dallas Morning News Best in Business Spot

Enterprise winners, by category and in alphabetical order are: (Judges could name up to three winners in each category)

GIANT (Newspapers with circulation over 375,001):
Chicago Tribune, “Problems at Tire Plant Alleged” by Melia Garza, Lauren Comander, Patrick Cole
Rocky Mountain News (Denver), “Suicide pact ends Bernstein brothers’ scheming ways” by John Accola and Peggy Lowe
The Wall Street Journal, “Indictment says Lab Fudged Thousands of Tests” by Peter Waldman and Jim Carlton

LARGE (Newspapers with circulation 250,001-375,000):
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, “Outside the Box” by Bill Hornaday
The Times-Picayune (New Orleans), “Job Deaths At Avondale Scrutinized” by Keith Darce and Tara Young
The Times-Picayune (New Orleans), “One Hull of a Problem” by Keith Darce and John Biers

MID-SIZED (Newspapers with circulation 125,001-250,000):
The Gazette (Montreal), “No chips, please” by Jay Bryan
The News Journal, (Delaware) “The Great Food Fight is on” by Seth Agulnick
St. Paul Pioneer Press, “When Insiders Sell” by Kevin Maler

SMALL (Newspapers with circulation up to 125,000):
York (Pa.) Daily Record, “What is that smell?” by Sharon Smith

Atlanta Business Chronicle, “State’s economy showing cracks” by Rajiv Vyas
Crain’s Detroit Business, “St. John resignations now at 6” by Dave Barkholz
The Business Journal (Phoenix), “Cactus Clouds: Storm front moves in from Las Vegas” by Stephanie Balzer

REAL-TIME:, “Paying online: Beware the scammer” by Holden Lewis
Bloomberg News, “‘Tokyo Joe’ Park Says SEC Charges Ignore His Blunt Warnings” by Neil Roland, “Defending right to post message: ‘CEO is a Dodo'” by Aaron Elstein Spot Enterprise

Judges: (Large, Small and real-time categories)
Stuart Elliott, advertising columnist, New York Times
Geanne Rosenberg, assistant professor, graduate program in business journalism, Baruch College
Larry Rout, senior editor, Wall Street Journal (stepped aside for real-time judging)
(Giant, Mid-sized and weeklies)
Terry Badger, assistant business editor – enterprise, Associated Press
Gail Roche, senior editor, Bloomberg
Robert Thomson, U.S. managing editor, Financial Times

See the 2000 Best in Business Program