Leading journalists win in Citadel competition
journalists delivered winning entries for the
2008 Citadel Words on Money
journalism awards, presented on 15 May.
Bruce Cameron, editor of
, won the overall winner's prize for a fourth time, while
's Rob Rose, winner in the print category in 2006, won the prestigious
for investigative reporting. The first overall winner of the
at its launch event in 2000, Stephen Cranston of
, won the
for reporting on alternative investment.
"The award categories were changed for the 2008 award to allow entrants to compete on content and not by media category as before. The amended award attracted a record number of entries, especially the new categories: consumer education and analysis and opinion,” Citadel CEO Neil Brown said at the
event hosted in Johannesburg.
“The popular topics of 2007 were the Fidentia scandal, and the new credit act and its implications for investors. Financial issues for lower income earners also attracted the judges’ attention,” Brown said.
“Each year we see growth in reporting about personal finance and investment issues and every year a wider selection of media enters for the
, confirmation of the interest from readers, listeners and television audience in these topics. The judges were impressed by the entries in the category ‘newcomer of the year’,” Brown said.
The judges for the
were: Ms Prem Govender, Chairperson of the Financial Planning Institute (FPI); Mr. John Arneson, Chief Executive of the FPI; Mr. Robert Brand of the Pearson Chair of Economics journalism at Rhodes University; and Mr. Nick Kotch, freelance journalist and media trainer and former Reuters Bureau Chief.
The winners in all categories:
*Breaking News: Bruce Cameron,
*Consumer Education: Helen Ueckermann for features published in
Consumer Education Merit Award
: The late Tonny Mafu for articles published in
*Best feature: Alec Hogg for interviews broadcast on Moneyweb's
*Best feature runner-up: Laura du Preez,
*Analysis & opinion: Sikonathi Mantshantsha,
*Newcomer of the year: Xolile Bhengu,
: Stephen Cranston,
: Rob Rose,
*Overall winner: Bruce Cameron,
The closing date for entries for the 2009
Citadel Words on Money Awards
, when it celebrates its 10th anniversary, is Friday 23 January 2009.
(Created: 16 May 2008)
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