‘Shameful Secret’ Wins Public Service, Investigative Reporting Honors From the Deadline Club

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MAY 23, 2006

NEW YORK – Bloomberg News’ searing investigative story about drug companies’ human testing mills won the top award at this year’s 2006 Deadline Club awards banquet, one of five awards captured by the business news organization last night.

The Deadline Club is the New York City chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

The award-winning report, called “Big Pharma’s Shameful Secret,” received the Deadline Club’s James Wright Brown Award for Public Service and won the award for best business news, series or investigative reporting at the Club’s annual awards banquet in Times Square.

_Bloomberg_ a multimedia news agency founded by businessman Michael Bloomberg, now the mayor of New York City, also won “Rube” statuettes for business reporting on television, feature reporting on radio and spot news coverage on wire services.

_Time_ took home four “Rubes,” including best magazine news, series or investigative reporting by investigative team Donald Bartlett and James Steele, whose Arts reporter Lev Grossman and photographers Alice Gabriner and James Nachtwey also won awards for the magazine.

_Newsday_ captured three Club awards, for feature reporting, information graphics and page design. _The Wall Street Journal’s_ Ellen Schultz won for beat reporting and Journal reporter Geeta Anand won for science, technology, medical or environmental reporting. Other awards went to the _New York Times_, _CNN_, _Associated Press_ and _Newsweek_, among other media outlets in the greater New York metro area.

The _New York Daily News_ won the prestigious Daniel Pearl Award for Investigative Reporting for “9/11 Money Trough,” a close look at waste, fraud and mismanagement of public funds after the Sept.11 terrorist attacks. The _Daily News_ also won the spot news award for its coverage of New York City’s transit strike.

This year’s awards ceremony also featured Bob Schieffer, interim anchor of _CBS Evening News_ and host of _Face the Nation_, as the keynote speaker.

Contact:
Rebecca Baker Erwin, “rberwin@deadlineclub.org”:mailto:rberwin@deadlineclub.org
Tim Paradis, “tparadis@deadlineclub.org”:mailto:tparadis@deadlineclub.org

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