LA Times, Washington Post win Loeb Awards

The Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post and Reuters each won two Gerald Loeb Awards at an award ceremony in New York on Thursday.

The Times won in the local reporting category. The coverage was titled “Legal Weed, Broken Promises” and the staffers were Adam Elmahrek, Paige St. JohnRobert J. LopezRuben VivesMarisa GerberKiera Feldman and Brian van der Brug.

The Times also won in the explanatory category for “Repowering the West” by Sammy RothRobert GauthierMaggie BeidelmanJessica Q. ChenClaire Hannah CollinsAshley Cai and Thomas Suh Lauder.

The Washington Post’s Terrence McCoy won in the international reporting category for “The Amazon, Undone.” The judges also chose an honorable mention in the international category — “Microfinance Misery” by Gavin FinchDavid Kocieniewski, Sinduja Rangarajan and Christopher Cannon of Bloomberg News.

The Post also won in the commentary category for “Coverage of the Infant Formula Shortage” by Alyssa Rosenberg.

There were two winners in the audio category. They were “In Trust” by Rachel Adams-HeardAllison Herrera (Salinan), Davis LandJeff GrocottSamantha Storey and Victor Yvellez of Bloomberg News and iHeart Media, and  “Who Killed Daphne?” by
Stephen GreyJacob BorgRussell Finch, and Nikka Singh of Reuters, the Times of Malta and Wondery.

Reuters also won in the breaking news category for its coverage of the collapse of FTX. The staff who worked on the coverage were Tom WilsonAngus BerwickChris PrenticeHannah Lang, Koh Gui Qing, Jasper WardLuc Cohen, Lawrence Delevingne, Anirban Sen, Greg Roumeliotis and Elizabeth Howcroft.

In the visual storytelling category, the winner was “Life in Hong Kong’s Shoebox Housing” by Marcelo Duhalde, Kaliz Lee, Han HuangAdolfo ArranzFiona Sun and Dennis Wong of the South China Morning Post.

The feature category winner was “‘The Crypto Trap: Inside the Bitcoin Bust That Took Down the Web’s Biggest Child Abuse Site” by
Andy Greenberg of Wired.

The personal finance winner was “Diagnosis: Debt”  by Noam N. LeveyAneri PattaniYuki NoguchiAnna WernerBram Sable-Smith, Juweek Adolphe and Megan Kalata of KFF Health News, NPR and CBS News.

The investigatory category winner was BuzzFeed News for “Profit, Pain, and Private Equity” by Kendall TaggartJohn TemplonAnthony Cormier and Jason Leopold.

CoinDesk won in the beat reporting category for its coverage of the cryptocurrency market. The staffers are Ian AllisonTracy WangNick BakerCheyenne LigonSam ReynoldsSam KesslerNikhilesh De and Reilly Decker.

The Wall Street Journal won in the video category for “How Russia Stole Ukraine’s Grain” by Emma Scott, Costas Paris, Jane LytvynenkoAlistair MacleaodLisa SchwartzTill DaldrupAvani YadavRobert LibettiChristopher S. Stewart and Ben Weltman.

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