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Members and Guests Honor 2014 Scholarship Winners, Learn of Wall Street's 7 Sins

More than 50 NYFWA members and guests attended this year's scholarship presentation, where winners were each presented $3,000 checks towards the cost of their education. Once again, ten winners were awarded scholarships, with winners representing schools including Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, New York University and Syracuse University.

A New Job for Jeff Horowitz

Congratulations to NYFWA member and Knight-Bagehot fellow Jeff Horowitz on his new position with the Associated Press. Jeff will be part of an expanding investigative team at the AP in its Washington office:

Remembering Jerry Goldstein

Longtime NYFWA friend Jerry Goldstein, director of the Financial Follies for several decades, passed away May 5, at the age of 91. His funeral was held on May 6, at 12:45 p.m. at Sinai Chapels, 162-05 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows, New York.

Cezary Podkul's New Job

Congratulations to NYFWA member Cezary Podkul on his new job as a finance reporter for ProPublica. For more information on Cezary's new role, click the following link:

A Huge Thanks to George

Photo by Steve Govoni

Remembering Alan Gersten

Former NYFWA president and longtime member Alan Gersten passed away on March 17 in New York City at age 72, following a lengthy battle against leukemia. Mr. Gersten, a former president of the New York Financial Writer’s Association from 1999 to 2000, has an impressive journalism career that spanned decades. He was a reporter and editor for varied publications such as the Omaha World-Herald, the Rocky Mountain News, the Miami News, United Press International, the Journal of Commerce, Bridge News, Project Finance International (PFI) and Thomson Reuters.

Congratulations to Rich Koreto

Congratulations to NYFWA member and former president Richard Koreto on his new job as the managing editor at AccountingWEB.

Sheila Mullan Named 2013 Emil P. Meier Award Winner

Congratulations to longtime NYFWA member and former president Sheila Mullan on being named the 2013 Emil P. Meier Award recipient for her commitment to the Financial Follies. Mullan was presented her award by current NYFWA president Pierre Paulden at the Financial Follies Cast Party, which was held on Friday, March 22nd at the Junior League of New York's headquarters.

New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants' Excellence in Financial Journalism Contest is Underway

The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants’ Excellence in Financial Journalism Awards is now accepting submissions from journalists and reporters for its 2014 contest. The EFJ Awards honor professional and student journalists for distinguished reporting that cultivates, promotes and disseminates understanding of accounting, finance and business topics. This year marks the 31st annual contest. Judging will begin in March, winners are announced in April and a formal awards ceremony will be held May 1.

A New Job for Tom Mariam

Longtime NYFWA member Tom Mariam has taken a new position as director of business development & marketing for Curtis, Mallet-Prevost. Colt & Mosle, one of the world’s leading law firms.