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Apply by Aug. 1 for Reynolds Center's 2011 Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism; $8,000 in Prizes
Jul 07, 2011 (03:07 PM EDT)


PHOENIX, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is accepting applications for the 2011 Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism at BusinessJournalism.org.

Named for two-time Pulitzer Prize winners Don Barlett and Jim Steele, the fifth annual awards celebrate the best in print and online investigative business journalism. This year, a bronze award of $1,000 has been added, joining the gold award of $5,000 and the silver award of $2,000.

"Don and I have an informal motto: 'Tell the reader something they don't know,'" said Steele. "It sounds simple. Yet a lot of journalism is a rehash of what people already know."

Judges will be looking for investigative enterprise, strong business theme, elegant writing style, clarity and impact.

Entries must have appeared in print or online in the year that ended June 30, 2011. Deadline to apply online is Aug. 1.

For more information, visit BusinessJournalism.org, or email or call center President Andrew Leckey at 602-496-9186.

ABOUT THE REYNOLDS CENTER

Since 2003, more than 10,000 journalists have learned to cover business better through free training from the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism. The center is part of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University's Phoenix campus. The center offers free training in business journalism, both at regional workshops and online, as well as through daily tips on its website, BusinessJournalism.org. It is funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, a national philanthropic organization founded in 1954 by the late media entrepreneur for whom it is named. Headquartered in Las Vegas, it is one of the largest private foundations in the United States.

SOURCE Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism