FT wins Malcolm Forbes award from OPC for Wirecard reporting

The Abroad Press Membership introduced Tuesday that the Monetary Instances workforce behind the years-long investigation into the German fintech group Wirecard are the winners of its Malcolm Forbes award for greatest worldwide enterprise information reporting. The judges credited the work of investigative reporter Dan McCrum, investigations editor Paul Murphy, and overseas correspondents Sam Jones and Olaf


The Abroad Press Membership introduced Tuesday that the Monetary Instances workforce behind the years-long investigation into the German fintech group Wirecard are the winners of its Malcolm Forbes award for greatest worldwide enterprise information reporting.

The judges credited the work of investigative reporter Dan McCrum, investigations editor Paul Murphy, and overseas correspondents Sam Jones and Olaf Storbeck in a class highlighting journalism that uncovers institutional corruption in enterprise and authorities.

The judges mentioned, “The outstanding multiyear takedown of a European fintech high-flyer, Wirecard, by a Monetary Instances investigative workforce culminated in 2020. From this brave and resourceful journalism have adopted arrest warrants, resignations and a gaping insolvency.”

“It’s an honour to win such a prestigious award for our five-year lengthy investigation into Wirecard,” mentioned FT editor Roula Khalaf in a press release. “We’re nonetheless witnessing —  and reporting on — the repercussions of our findings, demonstrating the deep affect and significance of the work Dan, Paul, Sam, Olaf and the workforce have undertaken over time, regardless of the retaliation they endured.”

Moreover, the FT was awarded an OPC “quotation” or honorable point out within the competitors for the Kim Wall award for its groundbreaking Coronavirus Tracker, which stays the FT’s most seen piece of content material so far. The tracker set the usual for visible storytelling within the first weeks of the pandemic, changing into the place the world watched as instances rose in nation after nation. The class is devoted to the very best work on worldwide affairs utilizing artistic and dynamic digital storytelling strategies.





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