Rebecca Blumenstein

Rebecca Blumenstein is a journalist and newspaper editor.[1] Blumenstein is currently one of the highest-ranking women in the newsroom at The New York Times.[2]

Rebecca Blumenstein
OccupationEditor and journalist


Blumenstein started her career at the Tampa Tribune, and then contributed to Gannett Newspapers and Newsday.[1][3] Blumenstein started working for the Wall Street Journal in 1995 as a reporter for Detroit covering General Motors,[1][2] then began covering China in 2005.[4] She became The Wall Street Journal's Deputy Editor in Chief in January 2013.[5] After more than two decades at The Wall Street Journal, Blumenstein joined The New York Times as the Deputy Managing Editor in February 2017, making her one of the highest ranking women in the newsroom.[1]

Blumenstein has reported on General Motors, Detroit, AT&T Corp., WorldCom Inc., the New York State legislature, China, and mergers in the telecommunications industry.[1][4] In 1993, she won the New York Newswomen’s Award for coverage of the Long Island Railroad shootings.[6] In 2003, her team won the Gerald Loeb Award for coverage of WorldCom.[7] In 2007, her team in China won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting.[2] In 2009, she was named to Aspen Institute’s Henry Crown Fellowship.[5] She received the Gerald Loeb Award's 2015 Minard Editor Award for career contributions to business journalism.[8]


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  2. ^ a b c Ember, Sydney (2017-02-07). "Times Names Wall Street Journal Editor to Its Masthead". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-02-04.
  3. ^ "Essexville Garber graduate Rebecca Blumenstein named front page editor of Wall Street Journal". Retrieved 2018-02-04.
  4. ^ a b "Rebecca Blumenstein: Executive Profile & Biography - Bloomberg". Retrieved 2018-02-04.
  5. ^ a b "User Profile - AGLN - Aspen Global Leadership Network". AGLN - Aspen Global Leadership Network. Retrieved 2018-02-04.
  6. ^ "Bay County native named New York Times deputy managing editor". Retrieved 2018-02-04.
  7. ^ Journal, Matthew Rose Staff Reporter of The Wall Street. "Journal Gets Loeb Award For WorldCom Coverage". WSJ. Retrieved 2018-02-04.
  8. ^ "UCLA Anderson School of Management Announces 2015 Gerald Loeb Award Winners". UCLA Anderson School of Management. June 24, 2015. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
Alan Paul (author)

Alan Robert Paul (born September 7, 1966) is an American journalist, author, musician, and blogger.

Gerald Loeb Award winners for Deadline and Beat Reporting

The Gerald Loeb Award is given annually for multiple categories of business reporting. The category "Deadline and/or Beat Writing" was awarded in 1985–2000, "Beat Writing" in 2001, and "Deadline or Beat Writing" in 2002. Beginning in 2003, it was split into "Deadline Writing" (2003–2007) and "Beat Writing" (2003–2010). "Beat Writing" was replaced by "Beat Reporting" beginning in 2011.

List of Gerald Loeb Award winners

The Gerald Loeb Award is an annual journalism award, established in 1957 and administered by the UCLA Anderson School of Management since 1973. This is a list of winners since 2001; a list of winner during 1958-1996 is given at the web site of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Those honored receive a cash prize of USD $2,000.

Video/Audio, Audio, and Video winners

Beat Reporting, Beat Writing, Deadline and/or Beat Writing, Deadline or Beat Writing, and Deadline Writing winners

List of The New York Times employees

This is a list of former and current New York Times employees, reporters, and columnists.

Minard Editor Award

The Minard Editor Award is given annually as part of the Gerald Loeb Awards to recognize business editors "whose work does not receive a byline or whose face does not appear on the air for the work covered." The award is named in honor of Lawrence Minard, the former editor of Forbes Global, who died in 2001. The first award was given posthumously to Minard in 2002.

Times Square Ball

The Times Square Ball is a time ball located in New York City's Times Square. Located on the roof of One Times Square, the ball is a prominent part of a New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square commonly referred to as the ball drop, where the ball descends 141 feet (43 m) in 60 seconds down a specially designed flagpole, beginning at 11:59:00 p.m. ET, and resting at midnight to signal the start of the new year. In recent years, the festivities have been preceded by live entertainment, including performances by musicians.

The event was first organized by Adolph Ochs, owner of The New York Times newspaper, as a successor to a series of New Year's Eve fireworks displays he held at the building to promote its status as the new headquarters of the Times, while the ball itself was designed by Artkraft Strauss. First held on December 31, 1907, to welcome 1908, the ball drop has been held annually since, except in 1942 and 1943 in observance of wartime blackouts.

The ball's design has been updated over the years to reflect improvements in lighting technology; the ball was initially constructed from wood and iron, and lit with 100 incandescent light bulbs. The current incarnation features a computerized LED lighting system and an outer surface consisting of triangular crystal panels. These panels contain inscriptions representing a yearly theme. Since 2009, the current ball has been displayed atop One Times Square year-round, while the original, smaller version of the current ball that was used in 2008 has been on display inside the Times Square visitor's center.

The event is organized by the Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, a company led by Jeff Strauss, and is among the most notable New Year's celebrations internationally: it is attended by at least 1 million spectators yearly, and is nationally televised as part of New Year's Eve specials broadcast by a number of networks and cable channels. The prevalence of the Times Square ball drop has inspired similar "drops" at other local New Year's Eve events across the country; while some use balls, some instead drop objects that represent local culture or history.


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