We Won a Loeb Award for our Facebook Files Series

🏆 I have some very cool news to share: Our WSJ Facebook Files team, led by the great Jeff Horwitz, won this year’s Loeb Award for beat reporting.

Here’s the full list of winners.

I’m so proud of our team.

Loeb Facebook Files team tweet

Jeff and I both studied business and economics journalism at Columbia, so this tweet was especially fun to see:

Columbia Journalism Loeb Tweet

That means in addition to the Loeb, our team has taken home a Polk Award, a SABEW, and an award from the Deadline Club.

I’m lucky to work with such phenomenal colleagues.



Our Facebook Files Series is a Loeb Awards Finalist

I’m proud to say that our Facebook Files series has been named a finalist for a 2022 Loeb Award in the beat reporting category.

You can read more about this year’s finalists here.

The winners will be announced on September 29 at an event in New York.

You may recall that in May we won a Deadline Club award.

And we took home a Polk Award and one from SABEW earlier this year.

This is the second straight year, as it happens, that my colleague Jeff Horwitz and I have been Loeb finalists.

Last year my he and I, along with our colleague Rajesh Roy, were international finalists for our coverage of hate speech and Facebook in India.



Another Facebook Files Accolade: Deadline Club’s Public Service Award

Deadline Club Facebook Files

Following our Polk and SABEW wins, I’m proud to say my colleague Jeff Horwitz and our Wall Street Journal Facebook Files team has picked up another accolade: the public service award from The Deadline Club. (That’s the name of the New York City chapter of the the Society of Professional Journalists.)

The Club wrote:

“The ‘Facebook Files’ is a dazzling 10-reporter, 17-story package built on extensive original interviewing and research, and an archeological-grade probe of internal Facebook documents, including internal studies, online employee discussions and drafts of presentations to senior management. The Wall Street Journal’s coverage did not just force Facebook to change its core business practices. It also goaded governments and individuals worldwide to reexamine society’s relationship with technology itself and the power and pervasiveness of social media.”


We Won a SABEW Award for our Facebook Files Series

SABEW award

I’m proud to say that my colleagues Jeff Horwitz, Georgia Wells, Justin Scheck, Deepa Seetharaman and I won the 2021 investigative award (for large news organizations) from the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing, or SABEW, for our “Facebook Files” series.

“In an example of truly exemplary reporting that arguably had scope beyond compare, the judges unanimously chose Facebook Files as the winner in our category,” SABEW said. “The series featured remarkable reporting and writing that exposed the ways Facebook knew it was injuring its 3-billion-plus users and the repeated failures to make efforts to protect the users.”

(We also won a George Polk award in March for the series. And last year Jeff and I won a SABEW for our stories on Facebook and hate speech in India.)