The Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism established the Lawrence Minard Editor Award to recognize an editor whose career achievements and contributions to the profession of business, financial and economic journalism exemplifies excellence in the area of editing. This award is dedicated to the memory of Lawrence Minard, former editor of Forbes Global, who served for many years as a judge for the Loeb Awards.
The award that bears his name recognizes a business editor whose work does not receive a byline or whose face does not appear on the air for the work covered. This is an area of journalism previously missing from the competition and the establishment of the award represents an effort to fill the gap between the writing and content categories and the Lifetime Achievement Award.
About Lawrence Minard
Born Everett Lawrence Minard, III, but known as Laury to his friends and colleagues, Minard began his 27-year career at Forbes as a reporter/researcher. He moved up the ranks to become managing editor of Forbes, a position he held for eight years until September 1997, when he joined Forbes Global as its founding editor.
Minard’s association with the Loeb Awards began as an award winner in 1977. He became a preliminary judge in 1984 and joined the panel of final judges in 1987.
In a posthumous tribute, Minard was named the first recipient of the award that bears his name at the 2002 Loeb Awards banquet and presentation ceremony.
The inaugural Minard Editor Award was post-humously presented to its namesake, Lawrence Minard, former managing editor of Forbes Global. His wife, Elizabeth Bailey Minard (left), and daughter, Julia (center), receive the trophy after the tribute by Steve Forbes (right), president and editor-in-chief of Forbes.