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October 24, 2023 ​ –– NYFWA’s Elliott V. Bell Award & Impact Award Ceremony

Join members and friends of the New York Financial Writers’ Association for a special evening at The Wall Street Journal on October 24th to honor Michael Siconolfi as the recipient of the 47th Elliott Bell Award, along with Jeff Horwitz and a team of Wall Street Journal journalists as the winners of the 2022 Impact Award for Distinguished Financial Journalism.  

Siconolfi is the 47th annual recipient of the award, which honors journalists who have made a significant contribution to the field of financial journalism and is named after NYFWA’s inaugural president, Elliott V. Bell. Since 1976, many of the biggest names in financial journalism have joined the list of Elliott V. Bell Award alumni, including Ellen Pollock, Andy Serwer, John McCorry, Gretchen Morgenson, James B. Stewart, Allan Sloan, Paul Steiger and Carol Loomis, among others.

The Elliott V. Bell Award Committee recognized Siconolfi for his longtime commitment to financial journalism, both as an editor and reporter as well as his mentorship of numerous journalists during his nearly 40 years at the Wall Street Journal.

Siconolfi, the Wall Street Journal’s investigation editor, initially joined the paper as a copyreader in 1984. In the years since, he has held several roles within the publication, from an investigative reporter for the front page, to multiple editing positions. He is the winner of four Gerald Loeb awards, among other accolades, and led teams that won Pulitzer Prizes for Investigative Reporting in 2023 and 2015 and the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2019.

In addition to the Elliott Bell Award, the NYFWA will also be presenting the 2022 Impact Award for Distinguished Financial Journalism to Jeff Horwitz and a team of journalists from the Wall Street Journal for their "Facebook Files" series, which details Facebook’s knowledge of the harmful impact of Instagram on young users –particularly teenage girls, and how the company hid and played down this knowledge. (View the winning articles here.) Following the award presentation, Horwitz and members of the winning team will take part in a panel discussing the story behind their series of articles –from how they reported and found their sources, to where they found key data and how they dealt with Facebook executives.

When: Tuesday, October 24th, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: The Wall Street Journal, 1211 Sixth Avenue

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