Seattle Times wins Scripps Howard award for business/financial reporting

The Seattle Times has won the William Brewster Styles award for business and financial reporting in the Scripps Howard Awards.

The Times won for its coverage of the Boeing 737 MAX crisis led by reporter Dominic Gates.

Judges applauded the series, saying it “deftly explores the issue of who is to blame and why those who could have stopped this from happening did not act.”

Other finalists in the category were ProPublica for “The TurboTax Trap” and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for “Turned Away.”

The Scripps Howard Awards are one of the nation’s most prestigious American journalism competitions, offering $170,000 in prize money in 16 categories.