This category recognizes the exemplary use of images (still photography, video, charts, graphics, illustrations) to amplify visual storytelling. The imagery 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 and accompanying text, voice track or sound, can appear in any media. Print, online and broadcast are eligible.
The Gerald Loeb Awards were established in 1957 by the late Gerald Loeb, a founding partner of E.F. Hutton. His intention was to encourage reporting on business and finance that would inform and protect the private investor and the general public. As the most prestigious honor in business journalism, distinguished journalists and outlets nationwide submit entries to the competition.
Tips for Winning:
Judging of entries is based on:
• News Value: insight, informative qualities and durability.
• Originality and/or Exclusivity: enterprise and discovery.
• Reportorial Quality: thoroughness and balance.
• Writing Quality: clarity in dealing with description, concepts, findings and complex issues.
• Analytical Value: application of current economic thinking, breadth and depth of coverage, contribution to helping readers see complex issues in a new light.
• Production Value and Visual Impact: (where applicable).