2009 Finalists

2009 FINALISTS

CATEGORY A: LARGE NEWSPAPERS

"The Reckoning," by Gretchen Morgenson, Peter S. Goodman, Charles Duhigg, Carter Dougherty, Eric Dash, Julie Creswell, Jo Becker, Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Stephen Labaton,  The New York Times

"Broken Markets," by Carrick Mollenkamp, Susanne Craig, Jeffrey McCracken, Jon Hilsenrath, Susan Pulliam, Liz Rappaport, Aaron Lucchetti, Jenny Strasburg, Tom McGinty, Serena Ng, Randall Smith and Liam Pleven, The Wall Street Journal

"Prescription for Profits," by John Carreyrou and Barbara Martinez, The Wall Street Journal 

"The Crash: The Rise and Fall of AIG," by Robert O'Harrow Jr. and Brady Dennis, The Washington Post 

CATEGORY B: MEDIUM & SMALL NEWSPAPERS

 "The Cruelest Cuts," by Ames Alexander, Peter St. Onge, Franco Ordoñez, Kerry Hall and Ted Mellnik, The Charlotte Observer

"Borrowers Betrayed," by Jack Dolan, Matthew Haggman and Rob Barry, The Miami Herald

"Nail Gun Safety Under Fire," by Andrew McIntosh, The Sacramento Bee

"The Favor Factory," by David Heath and Christine Willmsen, The Seattle Times

   CATEGORY C: MAGAZINES

 "Broken Promises," by William Selway and Martin Z. Braun, Bloomberg Markets

 "The End," by Michael Lewis, Condé Nast Portfolio

 "The Trouble with Steve," by Peter Elkind, Fortune

 "Obamanomics," by David Leonhardt, The New York Times Magazine

 CATEGORY D: COMMENTARY

"Michael Mandel Columns," by Michael Mandel, BusinessWeek

 "Columns by John Cassidy," by John Cassidy, Condé Nast Portfolio

"John Gapper's Column for the Financial Times," by John Gapper, Financial Times 

"Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac," by Brian M. Carney, The Wall Street Journal

 CATEGORY E: BREAKING NEWS

"The Madoff Mess," by Diana B. Henriques, Zachery Kouwe, Alex Berenson and Eric Konigsberg, The New York Times  

"The Week That Changed Wall Street," by Andrew Ross Sorkin, Edmund L. Andrews, Michael J. de la Merced, Mary Williams Walsh, Joe Nocera, Peter S. Goodman, Charles Duhigg, Stephen Labaton and Diana B. Henriques, The New York Times

 "Collapse of Bear Stearns," by Robin Sidel, Dennis K. Berman, Kate Kelly, Carrick Mollenkamp, Mark Whitehouse, Serena Ng, Randall Smith and E.S. Browning, The Wall Street Journal

"The Day That Changed Wall Street," by Carrick Mollenkamp, Susanne Craig, Serena Ng, Aaron Lucchetti, Matthew Karnitschnig, Dan Fitzpatrick, Deborah Solomon, Dennis K. Berman, Liam Pleven, Peter Lattman and Annelena Lobb, The Wall Street Journal

 CATEGORY F: BEAT WRITING

 "The Fall of Wachovia," by Rick Rothacker, The Charlotte Observer

 "Wall Street," by Gretchen Morgenson, The New York Times 

 "Washington Mutual Funded Home Flippers," by John Gittelsohn, The Orange County Register 

 "Boom to Bust," by Chris Serres, Jim Buchta and Glenn Howatt, Star Tribune

"The Collapse of Lehman Brothers," by Susanne Craig, Jeffrey McCracken, Aaron Lucchetti and Kate Kelly, The Wall Street Journal   

 CATEGORY G: NEWS SERVICES

  "Weak Rules Cripple Appraiser Oversight," by Mitch Weiss, Associated Press

 

"Broken Promises," by William Selway and Martin Z. Braun, Bloomberg News

"Fed Defies Transparency," by Mark Pittman, Elliot Blair Smith, Jesse Westbrook, Bob Ivry and Alison Fitzgerald, Bloomberg News

"Wall Street's Toxic Exports," by Mark Pittman, Aaron Kirchfeld, Jacqueline Simmons, Alan Katz, Ian Katz and Finbarr Flynn, Bloomberg News

 

 CATEGORY H: FEATURE WRITING

China in Africa: Young Workers, Deadly Mines," by Simon Clark, Michael Smith and Franz Wild, Bloomberg Markets

"The End," by Michael Lewis, Condé Nast Portfolio

"The Fall of Bear Stearns," by Kate Kelly, The Wall Street Journal

"Driven," by Daniel Roth, Wired 

 CATEGORY I: ONLINE

 

 

"Rio Nuevo Audit," by Rob O'Dell, Arizona Daily Star

"2008 Globe 100," by Shirley Leung, Bennie DiNardo, Michael Warshaw, Danielle Kost, Jesse Nunes, Matthew Bottitta, Ronald Agrella, Joel Medina, DC Denison, Ann Silvio, Scott LaPierre, Essdras Suarez, Daigo Fujiwara, Javier Zarracina, The Boston Globe

"Middle Class Crunch," by Art Lenehan, Peggy Collins, Aaron Whallon, Anh Ly, Elizabeth Daza, Joe Farro, Sean Enzwiler, Rachel Elson, Mark Baumgartner, Lauren Barack, Richard Conniff and Judi Hasson, MSN Money

"The Debt Trap," by Gretchen Morgenson, Louise Story, Tara Siegel Bernard, Jenny Anderson, Mark Landler, Brad Stone, Jonathan Glater, Tom Jackson, Amy O'Leary, David Rummel, Rob Harris, Todd Heisler, Matt Orr, Emily Hager, Amy Schoenfeld, Amanda Cox and Matthew Bloch, The New York Times

"Pogue-o-matic," by David Pogue, Sam Grobart, Danielle Belopotosky, Zach Wise, John Niedermeyer, Tom Jackson and Raymond McCrea Jones, The New York Times 

 CATEGORY J: TELEVISION BREAKING NEWS

 

 

"Bailout Legislation," by Bob Orr, Robert Hendin, John Nolen, Jill Jackson and Evelyn Thomas, CBS News

"Economic Crisis: House of Cards," by Steve Kroft, Jennifer MacDonald and L. Franklin Devine, CBS News/60 Minutes

"David Faber on the Fall of AIG," by Jonathan Wald, Tyler Mathisen, David Faber and Mary Catherine Wellons, CNBC

"Is Your Money Safe: The Fall of Lehman Bros," by Jonathan Wald, Tyler Mathisen, Sanford Cannold, Dylan Ratigan, Melissa Lee, Samantha Wright, David Faber, Charlie Gasparino, Steve Liesman, Bertha Coombs, Maria Bartiromo, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, Rebecca White and Benjamin Berna, CNBC

 CATEGORY K: TELEVISION ENTERPRISE

 

 

"401(k) Hidden Fees," by Karin Annus, Gary Matsumoto, Amy Marino, Antony Michels and Mike Schneider, Bloomberg Television

 "King of Sushi," by Bob Simon, Michael Gavshon and Drew Magratten, CBS News/60 Minutes

"The Price of Bananas," by Steve Kroft, Jonathan Schienberg and Andy Court, CBS News/60 Minutes

 "The Wasteland," by Scott Pelley, Solly Granatstein and Nicole Young, CBS News/60 Minutes

 

CATEGORY L: BUSINESS BOOK

"The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World," by Niall Ferguson, The Penguin Press

"Trillion Dollar Meltdown: Easy Money, High Rollers, and the Great Credit Crash," by Charles R. Morris, Public Affairs

"The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business Life," by Alice Schroeder, Random House, Crown Publishers

 

  

 

Gerald Loeb Awards