The Times was recognized with the top prize in the Visual Storytelling category of the Gerald Loeb Awards, which celebrate the year's best work in business and financial journalism.
The entry, "Visualizing the Pandemic Economy," showed the wide range of visual storytelling and data visualization techniques that The Times used to explain how the pandemic ruptured the economy in 2020 - from early signs of the economic consequences spreading far beyond China, to the scope of the damage done to the American work force, to the public health consequences of trying not to shut down the economy and the way showing up to work could prove to be devastating.
Four elements were interactives: "13,000 Missing Flights: The Global Consequences of the Coronavirus"; "The Workers Who Face the Greatest Coronavirus Risk";
"Take a Look at How Covid-19 Is Changing Meatpacking Plants"; and "$600 Unemployment: What Happens When a Stimulus Lifeline Ends." The fifth was the front page of the paper of May 9, 2020, with the headline "U.S. Unemployment Is Worst Since Depression."
The collaborators on the honored work were Rich Harris, Blacki Migliozzi, Niraj Chokshi, Bill Marsh, Guilbert Gates, Ella Koeze, Yuliya Parshina-Kottas, Larry Buchanan, Aliza Aufrichtig, Michael Corkery, Derek Watkins, Josh Holder, James Glanz, Weiyi Cai, Benedict Carey, Jeremy White, Jonah Markowitz and Christina Goldbaum.
The Times had two other finalists: Ben Casselman in the Beat Reporting category, for his prescient reporting on the peril faced by the nation as the pandemic battered the economy, and a team of journalists from Health and Science, Washington, National, International, Investigations, Graphics and The Daily in the Breaking News category, for coverage of the development and distribution of the firstcoronavirus vaccines. The Times was also listed as a finalist in the Video category alongside the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and Frontline for a documentary on Luanda Leaks.
A highlight of Thursday evening's virtual ceremony was the presentation of a lifetime achievement award to our business editor, Ellen Pollock. The award, announced in early September, saluted her as "a journalist whose career exemplifies the consistent, superior insight and professional skills necessary to further the understanding of business, financial and economic issues."
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