Bloomberg Caps Journalism Awards Season With Two Gerald Loeb Award Wins

Loebs Among More Than 100 Other Awards and Citations This Season

This week, Bloomberg finished the journalism awards season with two Gerald Loeb Awards for Explanatory and Feature reporting. The Loebs, which are considered business and financial journalism’s highest honor, recognized Bloomberg’s “Superbug” series for its bracing look at how pharmaceutical companies are promoting the overuse of antibiotics to bolster their profits, and Matthew Campbell and Kit Chellel for their international Bloomberg Businessweek cover story, “Hot Mess: How Goldman Lost Libya’s Money.”

Also this week Bloomberg won the “Breaking News” award from the National Press Club for our “smart, fast and informative” coverage of the Brexit vote.


Bloomberg reporter Natalie Obiko Pearson, Jason Gale and Monte Reel accept the Gerald Loeb Award for explanatory reporting for “Superbug Spreaders” in New York City on June 27, 2017.

In a year with no shortage of consequential global business and finance news, Bloomberg stood out for chronicling capitalism in all its forms. Our award-winning reporting on Amazon’s Prime same-day delivery service, which ran in Businessweek, prompted the company to expand the service to predominantly black neighborhoods in Boston, Chicago and other cities that had previously been excluded.

Among more than 100 awards, citations and recognition this year, some more notable wins included:

– Jordan Robertson, Michael Riley and Andrew Willis’ Businessweek cover story, “How to Hack an Election,” won a Deadline Club Award, a Sigma Delta Chi Award, was a Loeb finalist and received an Overseas Press Club honorable mention.

– Bloomberg was the recipient of three Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) awards for the “Superbug” series, an informational graphic detailing how Chinese companies are buying overseas assets at a record pace, and a package of stories about the demonetization in India.

– In addition to a Loeb, Matthew Campbell and Kit Chellel won an Overseas Press Club award for their Businessweek cover story about how Goldman Sachs lost $1.2B of Libya’s money.

– Bloomberg won six SABEW awards this year, in the retail, markets, technology, opinion, feature writing, and best package or ongoing series categories.

– Tim O’Brien was recognized for his opinion writing by the Deadline Club, SABEW and others.

– Peter Coy won a National Headliner Award and other prizes for his economics and business commentary.

– Joshua Green won a New York Press Club Award for his piece in Businessweek about Reince Preibus.

– Hugh Son, Matt Leising and Annie Massa’s stories on “The New Wall Street” received an award from the Society of the Silurians.

– Businessweek’s cover story “Inside Alabama’s Auto Jobs Boom: Cheap Wages, Little Training, Crushed Limbs” won a Sidney Award.

We are honored to be recognized by our peers and congratulate our colleagues for continuing Bloomberg’s proud tradition of award-winning journalism.

– Ashley Bankhen | June 29,2017