American History of Business Journalism

2001 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: (General-interest newspapers with average daily circulation 375,001 and above):
Boston Globe
Dallas Morning News
San Francisco Chronicle
Washington Post
USA Today

Rik Kirkland, managing editor, Fortune
Amy Stevens, deputy Page One editor, The Wall Street Journal
Myron Kandel, financial editor, CNN.

LARGE (Newspapers with circulation 250,001 -375,000):
The Portland Oregonian
San Jose Mercury News

Certificates of merit
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
The Orlando(Fla.) Sentinel

Mark Braykovich, business editor, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution;
Mark Meltzer, executive editor, Atlanta Business Chronicle;
Pam Leucke, Reynolds Professor of Business Journalism, Washington & Lee University.

MID-SIZED (Newspapers with circulation 125,001-250,000):
The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C.
The State, Columbia, S.C.
The World-Herald, Omaha, Neb.

Certificates of Merit:
St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer-Press
Montreal Gazette

Mark Tatge, Chicago bureau chief, Forbes
Janet Kidd Stewart, personal finance reporter, Chicago Tribune.

SMALL (Newspapers with circulation up to 125,000):
Santa Rosa (Calif.) Press-Democrat
Las Vegas Sun
Waterbury Republican-American

Certificate of Merit:
The Columbian in Vancouver, Wash.
Russ Stanton, technology editor, Los Angeles Times
Rick Reiff, executive editor, Orange County Business Journal
Andre Mouchard, reporter, Orange County Register

Cincinnati Business Courier
Electronic Media
Crain’s Chicago Business
Washington (D.C.) Business Journal

Jacalyn Carfagno, business editor, Lexington Herald-Leader;
Paul Rolfes, assistant business editor, Louisville Courier-Journal;
David Holthaus, business editor, Cincinnati Post.

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):
Newsday, “Texas investor mounts proxy fight for Computer Associates,” by staff.
Washington Post, “Microsoft Breakup Order Reversed,” by James V. Grimaldi, Carrie Johnson, Jonathan Krim, Ariana Cha, Alex Klein, Carol Vincent.

LARGE (Newspapers with circulation 250,001 -375,000):
Seattle Times, “Boeing Bolts,” by Kyung Song, Stephen H. Dunphy and staff.
Cleveland Plain Dealer, “LTV Shutdown Begins,” by Jennifer Scott Cimperman.
New Orleans Times-Picayune, “Entergy and FPL pull the plug on merger,” by Keith Darce, Mary Judice, Susan Finch, John Biers

MID-SIZE (Newspapers with circulation 125,001-250,000):
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, “Boeing Picks Chicago,” by JamesWallace
Contra Costa (Calif.) Times, “PG&E Unplugged,” by staff
Louisville Courier-Journal, “Mysterious disease killing foals at state’s horse farms,” by Kirsten Haukebo

SMALL (Newspapers with circulation up to 125,000):
Erie (Pa.) Times-News, “IP to close,” by staff
The Burlington (Vt.) Free Press, “IBM lays off 500,” by Aki Soga, Sue Robinson, Leslie Wright, Cadence Mertz

Silicon Valley Business Ink, “Sharks fishing for new owners,” by Christina Bellantoni
Dayton Business Journal, “Brokers dropping Dean,” by Patrick L. Thimangu

CNET, “Microsoft’s reprieve,” by staff
Breaking News Judges:
Kurt Eichenwald, reporter, New York Times;
Karen Blumenthal, Dallas bureau chief, Wall Street Journal;
Steve Kaskovich, senior editor for business, Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Best in Business Spot Enterprise winners: (Judges could name up to three winners in each category)

GIANT (Newspapers with circulation over 375,001):
Star Tribune, Minneapolis, “More bans, less help for smokers,” by David Phelps and Deborah Caulfield Rybak
The Wall Street Journal, “Corporate Veil: Behind Enron’s fall, a culture of operating outside the public’s view,” by John R. Emshwiller and Rebecca Smith
The Washington Post, “Stocks to trade Monday with special rule,” by Kathleen Day and John M. Berry

LARGE (Newspapers with circulation 250,001-375,000):
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland), “The last shift,” by Tom Breckenridge, Peter Krouse, Sandra Livingston, Jennifer Scott
Cimperman, Thomas W. Gerdel, Alison Grant, Karen Farkas, Mya Frazier
The Detroit News, “Age bias claims jolt Ford culture change,” by Mark Truby
The New Orleans Times-Picayune, “The art of the deal,” by Rebecca Mowbray

MID-SIZED (Newspapers with circulation 125,001-250,000):
Richmond Times-Dispatch, “The great baby bottle battle,” by Bob Rayner
Charlotte Observer, “Students see strong future in textiles jobs” by Tony Mecia
Hartford Courant, “A company works to carry on,” by Matthew Kauffman

SMALL (Newspapers with circulation up to 125,000):
Huntsville (Ala.) Times, “The Rocket’s Red Ink,” by Brian Lawson
The Register-Guard, Eugene, Ore., “Dealmaker,” by Joe Harwood, Susan Palmer and Christian Wihtol
The Daily Record, Baltimore, “Power (Plant) Surge,” by Amy L. Bernstein

Atlanta Business Chronicle, “Georgia’s tax giveaway,” by Meredith Jordan
Orange County Business Journal, “Change sweeping through Baja’s Border Plants,” by Chris Cziborr
Washington Business Journal, “The National question,” by Mike Sunnucks

Bloomberg News, “El Paso Corp. secured off-balance sheet financing” by Russell Hubbard
Dow Jones Newswires, “Treasury’s 30-year bond news relayed by consultant during embargo” by John Connor
Bloomberg News, “Khashoggi firm may have kept $125 million as stock fell,” by David Evans

Spot Enterprise Judges:
(Large, mid-sized and real-time categories)
Chris Worthington, senior editor/business and technology, St. Paul Pioneer Press;
Greg Stricharchuk, assistant managing editor for business, Minneapolis Star Tribune;
Dirk DeYoung, editor, City Business Twin Cities Business Journal;
Dan Sullivan, Cowles Chair for Media Management and Economics, University of Minnesota.

(Giant, small and weeklies)
Rich Read, reporter, Portland Oregonian;
Elisa Williams, reporter, Forbes;
Kellee Weinhold, professor, University of Oregon.

See the 2001 Best in Business Program