Birger Award

May 2019

Friday, May 31st, 2019

The Larry Birger Young Journalist Contest is open for entries

Entries are being accepted for the sixth annual SABEW award honoring a top young business journalist. The winner will receive $1,500 plus a stipend to travel to New York where the award will be presented during SABEW's annual fall conference. Journalists 29 years old and younger during 2018 are eligible. (A journalist who turned 30 during 2018 is eligible). The entry deadline is 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, ...[Read More]

September 2018

Monday, September 10th, 2018

Robert Hackett Larry Birger Award 2018 Finalist

The 2018 judging panel chose to honor Robert Hackett of Fortune as one of two finalists for the 2018 Larry Birger Young Business Journalist Award. Robert Hackett is a senior writer at Fortune, where he covers technology and business. He is a cofounding editor of The Ledger, Fortune’s fintech franchise, and a co-chair of Fortune’s Brainstorm Finance conference in Montauk. He co-hosts two ...[Read More]
Monday, September 10th, 2018

Dani Burger Larry Birger Award 2018 Finalist

The 2018 judging panel chose to honor Dani Burger of Bloomberg News as one of two finalists for the 2018 Larry Birger Young Business Journalist Award. Burger is a London-based markets reporter, focusing on global cross-asset trends and rules-based investing since joining Bloomberg in 2014. She leads Bloomberg's coverage of quantitative investing, specializing in strategies that are rapidly changing ...[Read More]
Monday, September 10th, 2018

CHEDDAR’S ALEX HEATH WINS SABEW’s BIRGER AWARD FOR YOUNG BUSINESS JOURNALISTS

Alex Heath, 25, a senior reporter for Cheddar, is the 2018 winner of the Larry Birger Young Business Journalist contest, honoring journalists younger than 30. Additionally, the judging panel chose to honor two finalists Dani Burger of Bloomberg News and Robert Hackett of Fortune.  Made possible by a $7,500 gift from rbb Communications of Miami, the award commemorates Larry Birger, a former ...[Read More]

July 2018

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

July 31 – Birger Young Biz Journalist Contest Deadline

The contest is now open. Deadline for entries is Wednesday, July 31 at 5 p.m. ET. The winner will receive $1,500 plus a stipend toward travel expenses for a trip to SABEW’s next conference where the award will be presented. A team of five journalist/judges will determine the winner, as well as up to four named finalists. A total of 23 young journalists entered in 2018, with one winner ...[Read More]

September 2017

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

MarketWatch’s Jillian Berman Wins Birger Award for Young Business Journalists

Jillian Berman, 28, a New York-based reporter for MarketWatch, is the 2017 winner of the Larry Birger Young Business Journalist contest, honoring journalists younger than 30. It is the fourth year of the competition. The past winners were William Alden, Cezary Podkul and Mina Kimes. Additionally this year, the judging panel chose to honor two finalists: Jen Wieczner of Fortune and Sarah Frier ...[Read More]

June 2017

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Fourth Annual Larry Birger Young Business Journalist of the Year Award

Entries are being accepted for the fourth annual SABEW award honoring a top young business journalist. The winner will receive $1,500 plus an expense paid trip to New York where the award will be presented during SABEW's annual fall conference, October 12-13, 2017. Journalists 29 years old and younger during 2016 are eligible. (A journalist who turned 30 during 2016 is eligible). The entry deadline ...[Read More]

February 2016

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

2015 Larry Birger Young Business Journalist Award Winner, Cezary Podkul

Cezary Podkul is the winner of the 2015 Larry Birger Young Business Journalist competition, which recognizes talented reporters under 30. The inaugural winner was Mina Kimes, then a reporter for Bloomberg News. Podkul, now 32, was selected as the second annual winner. (Cezary turned 30 during 2014 meeting the award eligibly requirements). Birger was SABEW president in 1977 and was a former Miami Herald ...[Read More]

September 2015

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

ProPublica’s Cezary Podkul wins Birger Award for Young Business Journalists

PHOENIX -- Cezary Podkul, a financial investigative reporter for ProPublica is this year’s winner of the Larry Birger Young Business Journalist prize, honoring journalists under age 30. He will receive the award and a $1,500 honorarium Oct. 9 at SABEW’s New York Fall Conference in midtown Manhattan. It is the second year for the competition. Last year’s winner, Mina Kimes, will also be in ...[Read More]

May 2015

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

SABEW is now accepting entries for the 2015 Larry Birger Young Business Journalist Competition

SPECIAL TO SABEW PHOENIX -Entries are being accepted for the second annual SABEW award honoring a top young business journalist. The winner will receive $1,500 plus an expense paid trip to New York where the award will be presented during at SABEW's annual fall conference October 8-9. The Larry Birger Young Business Journalist Award is named after Birger, the former Miami Herald business ...[Read More]

December 2013

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Larry Birger Young Business Journalist Award: Rules and Instructions for Entry

Second Annual Larry Birger Young Business Journalist of the Year Award Sponsored by rbb Agency, Miami, Fla. Administered by SABEW. Named after the late Larry Birger, former Miami Herald business editor, SABEW president and RBB executive. Deadline for entries is Friday, July 31, 2015, and the winner will be announced at the fall conference in New York City. A total of 48 young journalists entered ...[Read More]

September 2013

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

SABEW starts Young Journalist Award in honor of late past president Larry Birger (1977), who mentored many

SPECIAL TO SABEW PHOENIX -- The Society of American Business Editors and Writers will honor the nation’s top young business journalist with a new award named after one of its past presidents. The Larry Birger Young Business Journalist Award will be presented March 29 at SABEW’s annual spring conference at the Cronkite School in Phoenix. Made possible by a $5,000 gift from rbb Public ...[Read More]

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