Here are the 2014 BIB winners and finalists. Winners were announced at the 2014 BIB awards ceremony at SABEW’s spring conference in Chicago, April 25.
DIGITAL BREAKING NEWS, Division 1
Finalist- Amanda Levin, The Deal, for “Unsolicited bid puts Cleco on the block.”
DIGITAL BREAKING NEWS, Division 2
Winner- Dan Mangan, CNBC.com, for Affordable Care Act subsidies ruling coverage.
DIGITAL COMMENTARY, Division 1
Winner- Jesse Eisinger, ProPublica, for “The Trade.”
DIGITAL COMMENTARY, Division 2
Winner- Walt Mossberg, Re/code, for his technology columns.
DIGITAL EXPLANATORY, Division 1
Finalist- Rob Hotakainen, Takaaki Iwabu, Patrick Davison, Danny Dougherty, Tish Wells, Cheryl Diaz Meyer, McClatchy Washington Bureau, for “US exporters eye Japan.”
Winner- Matt Drange, Susanne Rust, Andrew Donohue, The Guardian US, The Center for Investigative Reporting, for “Toxic Trail.”
DIGITAL EXPLANATORY, Division 2
Finalist- Elizabeth Gannes, Re/code, for “I want it and I want it now: The machine behind instant gratification.”
Winner- Heesun Wee, Kevin Krim, Jeff Nash, CNBC.com, for “How millennials are shaking North Korea’s regime.”
DIGITAL FEATURE, Division 1
Winner- Eleanor Bell, Daniel Wagner, Center for Public Integrity, for “Time is Money.”
DIGITAL FEATURE, Division 2
Finalist- Nellie Bowles, Re/code, for “Downtown Las Vegas is the great American techtopia.”
Winner- Lawrence Delevingne, Kevin Krim, Jeff Nash, CNBC.com, for “The life and death of a master of the universe.”
DIGITAL GENERAL EXCELLENCE, Division 1
Winner- The Deal Staff, The Deal
DIGITAL GENERAL EXCELLENCE, Division 2
Winner- Quartz Staff, Quartz
DIGITAL INVESTIGATIVE, Division 1
Finalist- Paul Kiel, Chris Arnold, ProPublica, National Public Radio for “The long life of debt.”
Winner- Greg Gordon, Lydia Mulvaney, Deb Gruver, Paul Hampton, Tish Wells, Danny Dougherty, McClatchy Washington Bureau, for “Motorola’s lock on emergency communications equipment.”
DIGITAL INVESTIGATIVE, Division 2
Finalist- Adam Feuerstein, TheStreet, for “Galena’s good reviews.”
Winner- David Sirota, International Business Times, for “Public Money, Private Profits.”
Finalist- Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica, for Chesapeake Energy coverage.
Finalist- Bruce Henderson, The Charlotte Observer, for energy coverage.
Winner- Jeffrey Ball, Fortune, for “Mexico Black Gold.”
Finalist- Ann Marsh, Scott Wenger, Kamrhan Farwell, Financial Planning for ”Could financial planning help stem the rate of military suicides?”
Finalist- Allan Sloan, Fortune, for “Positively Un-American.”
Winner- Chloe Sorvino, May Jeong, Geoff Dyer, Victor Mallet, Financial Times, for “The Cost of War.”
Finalist- Rita Price, Ben Sutherly, The Columbus Dispatch, for “Home-care Crisis.”
Finalist- Shannon Pettypiece, Jordan Robertson, Bloomberg News, for “Health Secrets for Sale.”
Finalist- Nikhil Deogun, Meg Tirrell, Jodi Gralnick, CNBC, for “Desperate Measures.”
Winner- Beth Daley, Shan Wang, Samantha Costanzo, New England Center for Investigative Reporting, for “Unregulated Tests.”
Finalist- Gregor Aisch, Wilson Andrews, Jeremy Ashkenas, Matthew Bloch, Mike Bostock, Shan Carter, Haeyoun Park, Alicia Parlapiano, Archie Tse, The New York Times, for a collection of economic tools and visualizations.
Finalist- Editorial Staff, Crain’s New York Business, for ”The 200 Most-Connected New Yorkers.”
Winner- Donnelle Eller, Sharyn Jackson, Christopher Gannon, Des Moines Register, for “Harvest of Change.”
INTERNATIONAL BREAKING NEWS
Winner- Michael J. de la Merced, Neil Gough, Andrew Jacobs, Karl Russell, The New York Times, for Alibaba coverage.
Winner- John Gapper, Financial Times, for his columns.
Finalist- Peter Spiegel, Financial Times, for “How the Euro was saved.”
Winner- International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, Center for Public Integrity, for “Offshore Secrets.”
Finalist- The Wall Street Journal Staff, The Wall Street Journal, for “Kowloon Walled City.”
Winner- Lily Kuo, Quartz, for “The true implications of China’s North-South Water Transfer Project.”
Finalist- Patricia Kowsmann, Margot Patrick, David Enrich, The Wall Street Journal, for “Fall of Espirito Santo.”
Winner- Stephen Grey and team, Reuters, for “Comrade Capitalism.”
NEWS AGENCIES COMMENTARY
Winner- Reynolds Holding, Reuters’ Breakingviews, for his columns.
NEWS AGENCIES EXPLANATORY
Winner- Duff Wilson, Deborah Nelson, Bill Tarrant, Alister Doyle, Ryan McNeill, Reuters, for “Water’s Edge.”
NEWS AGENCIES FEATURE
Winner- Jeff Plungis, David Voreacos, Bloomberg News, for “Death on the Highway.”
NEWS AGENCIES GENERAL EXCELLENCE
Winner- Michael Riley, Ben Elgin, Dune Lawrence, Carol Matlack, Patrick G. Lee, David Voreacos, Jeff Plungis, Martin Keohan, Mary Childs, Alexis Leondis, Charles Stein, Bloomberg News
NEWS AGENCIES INVESTIGATIVE
Winner- Michael Riley, Ben Elgin, Dune Lawrence, Carol Matlack, Jordan Robertson, Bloomberg News, for “Cyber Wars.”
Finalist- Jessica Silver-Greenberg, Michael Corkery, The New York Times, for “Driven into Debt.”
Finalist- Margaret Collins, Carol Hymowitz, Richard Rubin, Bloomberg News, for “The 401(k) Mirage.”
Winner- Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, for “Surviving Detroit’s bankruptcy.”
NEWSPAPERS BREAKING NEWS, Division 1
Winner- Robert Snell, Chad Livengood, David Shepardson, Detroit News, for “Bankruptcy breakthrough: Detroit reaches settlement in dispute with its fiercest holdout creditor.”
NEWSPAPERS BREAKING NEWS, Division 2
Winner- Matthew Garrahan, Tim Bradshaw, Financial Times, for Apple Beat scoop and analysis.
NEWSPAPERS BREAKING NEWS, Division 3
Winner- Shalini Ramachandran, Dana Cimilluca, Brent Kendall, Gautham Nagesh, Rani Molla, Dana Mattioli, Martin Peers, The Wall Street Journal, for Comcast-Time Warner deal coverage.
NEWSPAPERS COMMENTARY, Division 1
Winner- Daniel Howes, Detroit News, for his columns.
NEWSPAPERS COMMENTARY, Division 2
Finalist- Gillian Tett, Financial Times, for her columns.
Winner- David Nicklaus, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, for his columns.
NEWSPAPERS COMMENTARY, Division 3
Winner- Eduardo Porter, The New York Times, for his columns.
NEWSPAPERS EXPLANATORY, Division 1
Finalist- Hugh Bailey, Connecticut Post, for “Ruins Reborn.”
Finalist- Jeff Adelson, Rebekah Allen, Mark Ballard, Gordon Russell, Richard Thompson, The Advocate, for “Giving away Louisiana.”
Winner- Daniel Howes, Chad Livengood, David Shepardson, Gary Heinlein, Christine Ferretti, Brian J. O’Connor, Detroit News, for “Bankruptcy and Beyond.”
NEWSPAPERS EXPLANATORY, Division 2
Finalist- Adam Belz, Star Tribune, for “Left Behind.”
Finalist- Jay Greene, Susan Jouflas, Kelly Shea, Mark Watanabe, The Seattle Times, for “Amazon’s European Culture Clash.”
Winner- Lillian Thomas, Sean D. Hamill, Kevin Crowe, Allan James Vestal, Guy Boulton, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, for “Poor Health.”
NEWSPAPERS EXPLANATORY, Division 3
Finalist- Jennifer Levitz, Jon Kamp, Tom Burton, The Wall Street Journal, for “Deadly Medicine.”
Winner- Matt Richtel, Sabrina Tavernise, The New York Times, for “The New Smoke.”
NEWSPAPERS FEATURES, Division 1
Winner- Sarah Kleiner Varble, The Virginian-Pilot, for “Then the walls closed in.”
NEWSPAPERS FEATURES, Division 2
Winner- Adam Belz, Star Tribune, for “Left Behind.”
NEWSPAPERS FEATURES, Division 3
Winner- Nathan Bomey, John Gallagher, Mark Stryker, Detroit Free Press, for “How Detroit was Reborn.”
NEWSPAPERS GENERAL EXCELLENCE, Division 1
Finalist- Paul Delean, Lynn Moore, François Shalom, Mick Côté, Steve Faguy, Jeff Heinrich, Tracey Lindeman, Susan Semenak, The Gazette (Montreal Quebec)
Winner- Lynn Hicks, Donnelle Eller, Patt Johnson, Joel Aschbrenner, Matthew Patane, Marco Santana, Charles Flesher, The Des Moines Register
NEWSPAPERS GENERAL EXCELLENCE, Division 2
Winner- Business News Staff, Star Tribune
NEWSPAPERS GENERAL EXCELLENCE, Division 3
Winner- The Wall Street Journal staff, The Wall Street Journal
NEWSPAPERS INVESTIGATIVE, Division 1
Finalist- Josh Salman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, for “Selling Hope.”
Winner- John Russell, Steve Berta, The Indianapolis Star, for “Pets at Risk.”
NEWSPAPERS INVESTIGATIVE, Division 2
Finalist- Mike Wereschagin, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, for “The Invisible Threat.”
Winner- Christine Willmsen, Lewis Kamb, Justin Mayo, Garland Potts, Mark Nowlin, Marcus Yam, Mark Harrison, Jim Neff, The Seattle Times, for “Loaded with lead: How gun ranges poison workers and shooters.”
NEWSPAPERS INVESTIGATIVE, Division 3
Finalist- Richard Marosi, Don Bartletti, Los Angeles Times, for “Product of Mexico.”
Winner- Danielle Ivory, Rebecca R. Ruiz, Hiroko Tabuchi, Bill Vlasic, Matthew L. Wald, The New York Times, for “Fatal Flaws.”
MAGAZINES COMMENTARY, Division 1
Winner- Vitaliy Katsenelson, Institutional Investor, for his columns.
MAGAZINES COMMENTARY, Division 2
Winner- Peter Coy, Bloomberg Businessweek, for his columns.
MAGAZINES EXPLANATORY, Division 1
Finalist- Frances Denmark, Institutional Investor, for “Life, Death & the Numbers.”
Winner- Margarida Correia, Lee Conrad, Bank Investment Consultant, for “Dementia.”
MAGAZINES EXPLANATORY, Division 2
Finalist- Janet Bodnar, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, for “Starting out/Guide to your money: How millennials can get ahead.”
Winner- Allan Sloan, Fortune, for “Positively Un-American.”
MAGAZINES FEATURE, Division 1
Finalist- Hiten Samtani, The Real Deal, for “Doubling down on the Prince of Darkness.”
Winner- Aaron Timms, Institutional Investor, for “The race to topple Bloomberg.”
MAGAZINES FEATURE, Division 2
Finalist- Gary Rivlin, The New York Times Magazine/ The Investigative Fund, for “The cold, hard lessons of Mobile Home U.”
Finalist- Parmy Olson, Forbes, for “Calling the American Dream.”
Winner- Tom Foster, Will Bourne, Inc., for “Along came Lolly.”
MAGAZINES GENERAL EXCELLENCE, Division 1
Winner- Paul Jackson, Jacob Gaffney, HousingWire
MAGAZINES GENERAL EXCELLENCE, Division 2
Winner- Josh Tyrangiel, Bloomberg Businessweek
MAGAZINES INVESTIGATIVE, Division 1
Winner- David Beal, Sarah Lutman, Twin Cities Business, for “Whose legacy is it?”
MAGAZINES INVESTIGATIVE, Division 2
Winner- Ann Marsh, Scott Wenger, Kamrhan Farwell, Financial Planning, for “Could financial planning help stem the rate of military suicides?”
PRINT-WEEKLIES AND BI-WEEKLIES
WEEKLIES BREAKING NEWS
Finalist- J.K. Wall, Indianapolis Business Journal, for “IU Health Merging Hospitals.”
Winner- Albert Gallun, Crain’s Chicago Business, for “Poor families use ‘supervouchers’ to rent in city’s priciest buildings.”
Finalist- Joe Cahill, Crain’s Chicago Business, for his columns.
Winner- Mike Hendricks, The Business Review (Albany,NY), for his columns.
Finalist- Dennis Domrzalski, Dan Mayfield, Tina Orem, Rachel Sams, Damon Scott, Rachel Baca, Chan Avery, Randy Siner, Albuquerque Business First, for “Reinventing our City.”
Finalist- E.J. Schultz, Advertising Age, for “Whatever happened to the ad war on drugs?”
Winner- Bill King, David Bourne, Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal, for “Soccer’s Growing Reach.”
Finalist- Kate Kaye, Advertising Age, for “A Data Lab Rat in the Big City: Why trackers couldn’t trap this city dweller.”
Finalist- Bill King, Tom Stinson, Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal, for “Man of Steel.”
Winner- Mike Hendricks, The Business Review (Albany,NY), for “The other side of Mohawk Harbor.”
WEEKLIES GENERAL EXCELLENCE
Finalist- Matthew Kish, Malia Spencer, Wendy Culverwell, Elizabeth Hayes, Jon Bell, Mason Walker, Andy Giegerich, Brandon Sawyer, Craig Spencer, Cathy Cheney, Steve Burton, Erik Siemers, Suzanne Stevens, Portland Business Journal
Finalist- Staff, Advertising Age
Winner- Greg Andrews and staff, Indianapolis Business Journal
Winner- Eric Martin, TradeWinds, for “Service Charge Included.”
RADIO/TV BEST SERIES OR INVESTIGATIVE
Winner- Nikhil Deogun, Mitch Weitzner, Phil LeBeau, Mary Noonan Robichaux, Wally Griffith, Deborah Camiel, Rich Gardella, Meghan Lisson, Jeff Pohlman, Meghan Reeder, James Segelstein, Michael Beyman, Christie Gripenburg, Patrick Ahearn, Rich Korn, Allison E. Stedman, Howard Ellis, Michael Sheehan, Steve Trevisan, Gary Vandenbergh, CNBC, for “Failure to Recall: Investigating GM.”
RADIO/TV FEATURE OR FIELD REPORT
Winner- Nikhil Deogun, Mitch Weitzner, Harry Smith, Mary Noonan Robichaux, Na Eng, Meghan Lisson, James Segelstein, Christie Gripenburg, Patrick Ahearn, Allison E. Stedman, Kelly Laudien, Richard Korn, CNBC, for “Marijuana in America: Colorado’s Pot Rush.”
Finalist- Alison Fitzgerald, Jared Bennett, Center for Public Integrity, for “Florida’s Foreclosure Crisis.”
Finalist- Daniel J. Sernovitz, Washington Business Journal, for coverage of Washington, D.C. real estate.
Winner- Sarah Kleiner Varble, The Virginian-Pilot, for “Then the walls closed in.”
Finalist- Ruth Simon, Tom McGinty, Angus Loten, Ianthe Jeanne Dugan, The Wall Street Journal, for “The imbalance in small-business lending.”
Winner-Tiffany Hsu, Chris Kirkham, Los Angeles Times, for coverage of California small business.
Winner- Scot Mayerowitz, Associated Press
STUDENT – PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS
Finalist- Jennifer Surane, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill for “General Cable getting cheaper beckons activists: Real M&A.” Published by Bloomberg News.
Finalist- Jonathan LaMantia, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill for “Manhattan condos at half price reshape New York’s Harlem.” Published by Bloomberg News.
Winner- Brittany Elena Morris, Arizona State University, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication for “NAFTA is an empty basket for southern Mexico farmers.” Published by the Arizona Daily Star.
STUDENT – STUDENT PUBLICATIONS
Finalist- Samantha M. Sabin, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, for “Sugar Baby.”
Winner- Daniel Bauman, Webster University, for “The costs and benefits of an elite college chess game.
Finalist- Alex Kantrowitz, Advertising Age, for “Digital ad fraud.”
Finalist- The Wall Street Journal Staff, The Wall Street Journal, for “Open Sesame: Peering inside Alibaba.”
Winner- Jennifer Gollan, Matt Smith, Adithya Sambamurthy, Michael Schiller, Amy Pyle, Robert Salladay, The Center for Investigative Reporting, for “Techsploitation.”