Gideon Long Wins Foreign Press Award


On September 25, Chile’s Foreign Press Association announced the winners of its annual foreign press awards. The top prize, by unanimous decision, went to Gideon Long’s bUSiness CHILE article “Financing the Future” published in October 2011.

Long is a British journalist who regularly contributes to bUSiness CHILE and also writes for the BBC and The Economist. The winning article analyzed how higher education is financed in Chile and what it can learn from the experiences of other countries, including the United States.

The panel of judges was comprised of Andrés Pascoe, the United Nation’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNSECO); Rodrigo Flores, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); Félix Ibáñez, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC); Sonia Álvarez, International Labor Organization (ILO); Matías Broschek, Fundación Imagen Chile; and Carlos Dorat, Chile’s Association of Foreign Correspondents.