2017 marks the 35th anniversary of the Citi Journalism Awards for Excellence, a global program to recognise the very best of business journalism around the world.
Journalists are invited to submit entries across four categories: broadcast, general business, markets and investment, and the economy. The overall winner, chosen from the four category winners, will participate in a 10-day study tour hosted by Columbia University in New York.
Michael Smith, Angus Grigg and Lisa Murray from The Australian Financial Review have been named joint winners of the 2017 Citi Journalism Awards for Excellence.
The three journalists received the award for their explosive coverage surrounding the detainment of Crown Resorts employees is China published in The Australian Financial Review.
The 2017 category winners were:
One of the key attributes of the awards is the integrity and independence of the judging panel, which is designed to represent a broad range of prominent Australian business, regulatory and community leaders.
A panel of ten independent judges and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism in New York determined the category winners and the overall winner based on criteria that included analysis and understanding of the issue, introduction of new ideas, use of research and interviews, originality in thinking and impact.
This year's Judges were:
|Yasmin Allen||Non-Executive Director, ASX Limited|
|Cathie Armour||Commissioner, ASIC|
|Andrew Baxter||CEO, Publicis Worldwide Australia|
|Paul Clitheroe AM||Non-Executive Director, Ipac Securities Limited|
|Jacqui Jones||Chief Executive, ABCN (Australian Business and Community Network)|
|Sally Loane||CEO, Financial Services Council|
|Liz Ann Macgregor OBE||Director, Museum of Contemporary Art|
|Malcolm McComas||Chairman, McComas Capital|
|John Murray||Managing Director, Perennial Value Management|
|Andrew Pridham||Managing Director, Moelis & Company and Chairman, Sydney Swans|