Gerald Loeb Award

The Gerald Loeb Award, also referred to as the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism, is a recognition of excellence in journalism, especially in the fields of business, finance and the economy.[2][3][4][5] The award was established in 1957 by Gerald Loeb, a founding partner of E.F. Hutton & Co.[2] Loeb's intention in creating the award was to encourage reporters to inform and protect private investors as well as the general public in the areas of business, finance and the economy.[5]

Gerald Loeb Award
Awarded forExcellence in business journalism
CountryUnited States
Presented byUCLA Anderson School of Management
First awarded1958[1]
Last awarded2018

Gerald Loeb

Loeb first became known for his book The Battle for Investment Survival, which was popular during the Great Depression and is still considered a classic.[5][6] Born in 1899, Loeb began his investing career in 1921 in the bond department of a brokerage firm in San Francisco, California.[7] He moved to New York in 1921 after joining with E. F. Hutton & Co., and became vice-chairman of the board when the company incorporated in 1962.[7] The Wall Street Crash of 1929 greatly affected Loeb's investing style, and in his 1971 book The Battle for Stock Market Profits, he viewed the market as a battlefield.[7] Loeb offered a contrarian investing viewpoint, in books and columns in Barron's, The Wall Street Journal, and Investor Magazine.[5][7] Forbes magazine called Loeb "the most quoted man on Wall Street."[8] He created the Gerald Loeb Award in order to foster further quality reporting for individual investors.[5]

The award

The award has been administered by the UCLA Anderson School of Management since 1973, and is sponsored by the G. and R. Loeb Foundation.[3][9][10][11] It is regarded as: "business journalism's highest honor," and its "most prestigious."[12][13][14][15] Beginning with just two winners in 1958 (Werner Renberg and David Steinberg) and expanding to three in the final years before the Anderson School began to administer the award,[16] today there are ten categories in which prizes are awarded: large newspaper, medium newspaper, small newspaper, magazine, commentary, deadline or beat writing, wire services, and television.[2][17] Those honored receive a cash prize of US$2,000, and are presented with the award at a ceremony in July of the year following their piece's publication.[2] The preliminary judging committee includes business, financial and economic journalists, as well as faculty members from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.[18] Once the finalists are selected, a final panel of judges consisting of representatives from major print and broadcast outlets selects a winner from each category.[18] The final panel of judges is chaired by the dean of the UCLA Anderson School of Management.[18] Entries are judged according to their originality, news value, writing quality, thoroughness and balance, and production value.[18]

Award categories

Award categories varied over the years.[19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32][33][34][35][36][37][38]

CategoryYears awarded
Beat Reporting2011–2019
Beat Writing2001, 2003–2010
Breaking News2008–2019
Broadcast Enterprise2012
Business Book2006–2012
Columns/Editorial1973–1976, 1978–1982
Deadline and/or Beat Writing1985–2000
Deadline or Beat Writing2002
Deadline Writing2003–2007
Feature Writing2007–2010
Gerald Loeb Memorial Award1974–1978
Large Newspapers1974–2014
Lifetime Achievement1992–2019
Medium & Small Newspapers2009–2012
Medium Newspapers1987–2008
Minard Editor Award2002–2019
Network and Large-Market Television1997, 1999–2000
News or Wire Service2002
News Services2008–2014
News Services Online Content2003–2007
Online2008–2009, 2013–2014
Online Commentary and Blogging2010
Online Enterprise2011–2012
Other TV Markets1997
Personal Finance2010–2018
Personal Service2019
Radio1997, 1999–2001
Small Newspapers1974–1983, 1985–2008
Small & Medium Newspapers2013–2014
Special Award1966, 1968–1970, 1972–1973, 1975–1976, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1994
Special Book Award1969
Spot News1983–1984
Television Breaking News2009–2010
Television Daily2007–2008
Television Deadline2005–2006
Television Enterprise2006–2011
Television Long Form2003–2004
Television Short Form2003–2004
Visual Storytelling2019


See also


  1. "Business writers get Loeb Awards". The New York Times (Late City ed.). June 11, 1958. p. 53. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  2. Times Staff Writer (July 2, 2003). "Times business article honored: The article examining the ties between Digital Lightwave and the Church of Scientology won a Gerald Loeb Award for business reporting". St. Petersburg Times. Archived from the original on February 7, 2008. Retrieved November 12, 2007 via Internet Archive.
  3. Staff Reporter (June 29, 2005). "Journal Reporters Win Loeb Award". The Wall Street Journal. Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
  4. Staff (October 23, 2007). "Ted Gup to be inducted into Press Club of Cleveland's Journalism Hall of Fame". The Plain Dealer. Cleveland Live, Inc. Retrieved 2007-11-11.
  5. Staff. "About the Gerald Loeb Awards". UCLA Anderson, School of Management. Retrieved 2007-11-11.
  6. Loeb, Gerald (1996). The Battle for Investment Survival. John Wiley and Sons. ISBN 0-471-13297-7.
  7. Boik, John (2004). Lessons from the Greatest Stock Traders of All Time. McGraw-Hill Professional. pp. 47–67, "Chapter 3: Gerald M. Loeb". ISBN 0-07-143788-6.
  8. Krass, Peter (ed.). The Book of Investing Wisdom: Classic Writings by Great Stock-Pickers and Legends of Wall Street. John Wiley and Sons. p. 176. ISBN 0-471-29454-3.
  9. Rose, Matthew (July 2, 2003). "Journal Gets Loeb Award For WorldCom Coverage". The Wall Street Journal. Dow Jones.
  10. Jenks, Philip; Stephen Eckett (2002). The Global-Investor Book of Investing Rules. Financial Times Prentice Hall. p. 21. ISBN 0-13-009401-3.
  11. Pacelle, Mitchell (2002). Empire: A Tale of Obsession, Betrayal, and the Battle for an American Icon. John Wiley and Sons. Back Cover. ISBN 0-471-23865-1.
  12. Editor's Note (July 8, 2002). "Uncovering the Shenanigans". BusinessWeek. The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc. Archived from the original on 2007-11-06. Retrieved 2007-11-12.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  13. Klein, Alec (2003). Stealing Time: Steve Case, Jerry Levin, and the Collapse of AOL Time Warner. Simon & Schuster. Back Cover. ISBN 0-7432-5984-X.
  14. Blustein, Paul (2006). And the Money Kept Rolling in (And Out). Public Affairs. p. 279. ISBN 1-58648-381-1.
  15. Shim, Jae K.; Jonathan Lansner (2000). 101 Investment Tools for Buying Low and Selling High. CRC Press. p. "The Authors". ISBN 0-910944-13-X.
  16. University of Connecticut: Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism Records. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-06-10. Retrieved 2009-12-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  17. Staff Reporter (May 30, 2001). "Journal Reporter Wins Loeb Award For Reports on Energy-Industry Crisis". The Wall Street Journal. Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
  18. Staff. "Judging". Gerald Loeb Awards. UCLA Anderson School of Management. Archived from the original on 2008-01-27. Retrieved 2007-11-12.
  19. "Historical Winners List". UCLA Anderson School of Management. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  20. "Wall Street host of public TV gets Loeb Award". Hartford Courant. CXXXVI (143) (daily ed.). United Press International. May 23, 1973. p. 56. Retrieved February 15, 2019 via
  21. "Ex-local reporter wins prize". The Daily Messenger. 177 (104). May 25, 1973. p. 10. Retrieved February 15, 2019 via
  22. "Times Writer Shares Gerald Loeb Award". The New York Times. May 23, 1979. p. D5. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  23. "Articles by a Post Reporter Win '84 Gerald Loeb Award". The Wall Street Journal. 107 (128). April 11, 1984. p. F5. ISSN 0190-8286.
  24. "Loeb citation for Times". The New York Times. June 29, 1983. p. D17. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  25. "Loeb Award winners 1958–1996". Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  26. "4 writers to get Loeb awards". The Bridgeport Post. LXXXVII (122). Associated Press. May 25, 1970. p. 3. Retrieved February 14, 2019 via
  27. "Gerald Loeb Awards given to top business journalists". Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph. July 25, 1976. p. 2-F. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
  28. "Loeb Awards given financial writers". The Bridgeport Telegram. LXXII (105). May 2, 1963. p. 59. Retrieved February 15, 2019 via
  29. "Awards announced for financial writing". The Bridgeport Telegram. LXXVIII (110). May 7, 1969. p. 40. Retrieved February 15, 2019 via
  30. "Times writers Delugach, Soble get Loeb Award". Los Angeles Times. CIII (122). April 3, 1984. p. 2 Part IV. Retrieved February 15, 2019 via
  31. "2 Time men, Newsweek editor winners in 1972 Loeb Awards". The New York Times. May 12, 1972. p. 59. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  32. "2 Times Staffers Win Gerald Loeb Awards". Los Angeles Times. May 10, 1994. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  33. Lipinski, Lynn (May 23, 2000). "UCLA'S Anderson School Announces Winners of Loeb Competition and the Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award". UCLA. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  34. "2007 Gerald Loeb Award Winners Announced by UCLA Anderson School of Management". Business Wire. June 25, 2007. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  35. "Early Loeb winners: NYT's Sorkin and Pogue". Talking Biz News. June 29, 2010. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  36. Devaney, James J. (May 22, 1968). "'Playboy', 'Monitor' Honored". Hartford Courant. CXXXI (143) (Final ed.). p. 36. Retrieved March 20, 2019 via
  37. "Gleisser Wins Writing Award". Newark Advocate. Associated Press. April 30, 1966. p. 22. Retrieved March 20, 2019 via
  38. "Competition Categories". Anderson School of Management. Archived from the original on March 9, 2019. Retrieved October 2, 2019.

Further reading

  • Boik, John (2004). Lessons from the Greatest Stock Traders of All Time. McGraw-Hill Professional. pp. 47–67, "Chapter 3: Gerald M. Loeb". ISBN 0-07-143788-6.
  • Loeb, Gerald M. (1960). Loeb's Checklist for Buying Stocks. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-671-42705-9.
  • Martin, Ralph G. (1965). The Wizard of Wall Street: The Story of Gerald M. Loeb. W. Morrow. p. 192 pages.
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