Apply by Aug. 1 for Reynolds Center's 2012 Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism; $8,000 in prizes

PHOENIX, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is accepting applications for the 2012 Barlett and Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism at


Named for two-time Pulitzer Prize winners Don Barlett and Jim Steele, the sixth annual awards celebrate the best in print and online investigative business journalism. Prizes total $8,000, including a gold award of $5,000, a silver award of $2,000, and a bronze award of $1,000.

"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 ending June 30. Deadline to apply online is Aug. 1.

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

Since 2003, more than 15,000 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, 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 has committed over $115 million nationwide through its Journalism Program.



SOURCE Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism


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