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Business News Luminary Induction Reception
May 8, 2003
at the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York
Five outstanding business journalists will receive the 2003 TJFR Group/MasterCard International Business News Luminaries Award. They are:
The annual recognition is one of the highest honors bestowed upon business and financial journalists, recognizing those individuals whose careers have had a long-term positive impact on the landscape of the profession.
In both 2002 and 2001, five journalists were honored, and in March 2000, TJFR Group and MasterCard International paid tribute to 100 Business News Luminaries of the 20th Century. That group spanned the 1900s from muckraker Ida Tarbell and Dow Jones & Company forefather Clarence W. Barron to CBS MarketWatch founder Larry Kramer and Bloomberg News' founding editor, Matthew Winkler. A complete list is available on our Honorees page.
This year's Business News Luminaries were selected from nominations by previous Business News Luminaries honorees as well as other leading business and financial journalists.
"The Business News Luminaries Awards are unique in that they pay tribute to those whose impact on the profession is enduring. Our chief criteria for inclusion is that any additions to this journalism 'hall of fame' be able to stand 'shoulder-to-shoulder'
journalistically with those already inducted," explains Dean Rotbart, executive editor of NewsBios/ TJFR Group, which administers the awards. "These five new Luminaries clearly fit the bill."
In addition to recognizing the five new Luminaries, the reception will pay tribute to TJFR's 16th annual class of 30 outstanding business journalists under 30.
For more information about this year's reception, contact Olivia Mayer,
editor and director of TJFR Group/MasterCard International Business News
Luminaries at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on TJFR and Mastercard, click here.
For more information on the 2002 and 2001 inductees to Business Journalism's Hall of Fame, please visit our
Honorees' section. It includes bios and photographs.
For more information on the inaugural gala dinner in 2000 honoring the 100 Business
News Luminaries of the 20th Century, visit our Online Exhibits.
TJFR Chairman Dean Rotbart addresses the gala dinner crowd, with Business News Luminaries of the Century honorees
seated on stage.
Click here to view a video on Barney Kilgore, the Business News Luminary of the Century.