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NYFWA Honors Tom Herman as 2013 Elliott Bell Winner

By Steve Govoni

On June 18,2014, The New York Financial Writers’ Association presented its Elliott V. Bell Award to Tom Herman for his contribution to financial journalism. In his 40 years at The Wall Street Journal, Herman’s coverage of taxes and his ability to demystify the code for millions of Americans helped make him a legend and a stalwart in the newsroom. More recently, Herman has been passing on his extensive knowledge to the next generation of writers as a teacher at Yale and Columbia Journalism School,

The evening also included a panel focusing on “Waking America from its Tax Nightmare, and the Consequences of Failure for our Economy and Democracy.” Moderated by Peter Coy, economics editor for Bloomberg Businessweek, the panel included: Michael Graetz, a Columbia Law School professor and the author of several books on overhauling the tax system; Len Burman, Director of the Tax Policy Center, and co-founder of the Tax Policy Center, a joint project of the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution; and Peter Schiff, CEO and global strategist for Euro Pacific Capital.

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