Announcement from Greg Schneider, national economy and business editor; and David Cho, deputy business editor:

The Washington Post’s NSA coverage won a Gerald E. Loeb award, generally considered the top prize in business journalism. The trophy was handed out at a dinner in New York City last night.

Five stories by Bart Gellman, Laura Poitras, Ellen Nakashima, Craig Timberg, Steve Rich and Ashkan Soltani were submitted for the category of Large Newspapers. Of course, there were many more across the newsroom who contributed to our NSA coverage last year.

Two other Post projects were honored. Peter Whoriskey and Dan Keating’s Medicare pricing series, “The Cost of Healing,” was named as a finalist in Explanatory. “Tax Liens: Left With Nothing” by Debbie Cenziper, Michael Sallah and Steve Rich was a finalist in Investigative.

Please congratulate our colleagues for their outstanding work.