NEW YORK, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- International Business Times, a digital global news publication, today announced that Senior Editor, David Sirota, has been honored with two awards recognizing his investigative work. Sirota was named the winner of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) Investigative Award for digital journalism this past weekend at their conference in Chicago and earlier this month received The Izzy Award presented by the Park Center for Independent Media (PCIM) at Ithaca College.
Both organizations recognized Sirota for his coverage of America's $3 trillion pension system. His reporting focused on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and ultimately led to government investigations and legislative initiatives.
SABEW's Best in Business Awards acknowledged Sirota's original, tenacious reporting and applauded his ability to source and analyze stories that hold public officials accountable. As the winner of the investigate digital (division 2) category, Sirota was congratulated for turning a locally inspired topic into a nationally significant series with demonstrable impact.
The Izzy Award, named after the late I.F. "Izzy" Stone, honored Sirota for dozens of exposes on abuses of the pension system that ultimately hurt taxpayers and government employees while rewarding Wall Street firms with political ties.
"David has made International Business Times essential reading for anyone concerned about Wall Street's new focus on tapping into public retirement savings," said Peter S. Goodman, Global Editor-in-Chief of International Business Times. "He is one of the most formidable diggers I've ever had the pleasure of working with, and these prizes are well-earned affirmation of his value to the public interest."
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