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"House of Mondavi" Named Finalist for a 2008 Gerald Loeb Award
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2008 Gerald Loeb Award Finalists Announced by UCLA Anderson School of Management

Daniel Hertzberg of The Wall Street Journal to Receive Lifetime
Achievement Award

Lawrence Minard Editor Award goes to Frank J. Comes of McKinsey &
Company, formerly of BusinessWeek

New Online Category Included
LOS ANGELES--(Business Wire)--

Judy D. Olian, chairman of the G. and R. Loeb Foundation Inc. and dean of UCLA Anderson School of Management, today announced the
finalists of the 2008 Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business
and Financial Journalism. She also announced the recipients of the
Lifetime Achievement Award and the Lawrence Minard Editor Award.

The Loeb Awards are the highest honors in business journalism.
They were established in 1957 by Gerald Loeb, a founding partner of
E.F. Hutton, to encourage quality reporting in the areas of business,
finance and the economy in order to inform and protect private
investors and the general public. Presented by UCLA Anderson School of
Management since 1973, the awards recognize writers, editors and
producers of both print and broadcast media for the significant
contributions they make in this field.

The 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is Daniel Hertzberg,
deputy managing editor for international at The Wall Street Journal.
This annual award recognizes an individual whose career exemplifies
the consistent and superior insight and professional skills necessary
to further the understanding of business, financial and economic
issues.

Frank J. Comes, senior editor at McKinsey & Company and former
assistant managing editor of BusinessWeek, will receive the 2008
Lawrence Minard Editor Award, named in memory of Laury Minard,
founding editor of Forbes Global and a former final judge for the Loeb
Awards. This award honors excellence in business, financial and
economic journalism editing and recognizes an editor whose work does
not receive a byline or whose face does not appear on the air for the
work covered.

Daniel Hertzberg and Frank J. Comes will receive their career
achievement awards at the 2008 Loeb Awards dinner, Monday, June 30,
2008, in New York City. Winners in the 13 competition categories will
be announced from among the following finalists, which were chosen
from among a record 450 entries. (other entries truncated.)

Business Book Category

The finalists in the business book category are:

-- Julia Flynn Siler for "The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall
of an American Wine Dynasty" published by Gotham Books

-- Nassim Nicholas Taleb for "The Black Swan: The Impact of the
Highly Improbable" published by Random House

-- Richard Bookstaber for "A Demon of Our Own Design" published
by Wiley

-- David Kaplan for "Mine's Bigger: Tom Perkins and the Making of
the Greatest Sailing Machine Ever Built" published by William
Morrow

The judges select finalists and winners based on quality of
reporting and writing, news and analytical value, originality and
exclusivity, and where appropriate, production value and visual
impact. Sixty nine preliminary judges, representing a broad spectrum
of print and broadcast media, as well as academia, chose this year's
finalists. The winners are then determined by the distinguished panel
of final judges:

-- Stephen J. Adler, editor-in-chief, BusinessWeek

-- Amanda Bennett, executive editor, enterprise, Bloomberg News

-- Philip Bennett, managing editor, The Washington Post

-- Jane Berentson, editor, Inc.

-- Matthew Bishop, bureau chief, The Economist

-- Marcus Brauchli, consultant, News Corp.

-- Steve Forbes, chairman and chief executive officer, Forbes

-- Chrystia Freeland, U.S. managing editor, Financial Times

-- John Hillkirk, executive editor, USA Today

-- Glenn Kramon, assistant managing editor, The New York Times

-- Joanne Lipman, editor-in-chief, Conde Nast Portfolio

-- Judy D. Olian, dean, UCLA Anderson School of Management

-- Allan Sloan, senior editor-at-large, Fortune

-- Russ Stanton, editor, Los Angeles Times

-- Jonathan Wald, senior vice president, business news, CNBC

The Loeb Awards gratefully acknowledges Business Wire for their
support of this program. For more information about the Loeb Awards,
please visit the Loeb Awards Web site at
www.loeb.anderson.ucla.edu, or e-mail loeb@anderson.ucla.edu or
call the Loeb Awards office at (310) 206-1877.

About UCLA Anderson School of Management

UCLA Anderson School of Management, established in 1935, is
regarded among the very best business schools in the world. UCLA
Anderson faculty are ranked #1 in "Intellectual Capital" by
BusinessWeek and are renowned for their teaching excellence and
research in advancing management thinking. Each year, UCLA Anderson
provides management education to more than 1,600 students enrolled in
MBA, Executive MBA, Fully-Employed MBA and doctoral programs, and to
more than 2,000 professional managers through executive education
programs. Combining highly selective admissions, varied and innovative
learning programs, and a world-wide network of 35,000 alumni, UCLA
Anderson develops and prepares global leaders.

UCLA Anderson School of Management
Mary Ann Lowe, 310-206-1877
loeb@anderson.ucla.edu

Copyright Business Wire 2008

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Reuters/Business Wire
Date: 
May.14.2008