‘E&P’ Takes Home Two Neal Awards — Top Prizes for Business Media

By: E&P Staff

Editor & Publisher took home two prizes in the 53rd Annual Jesse H. Neal Awards for business journalism on Thursday, in a ceremony held at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. The awards are often called the “Pulitzers” of the business press.

E&P won for its continuing news coverage of the press and Iraq and for a multi-part series of articles on the Knight Ridder/McClatchy deal, written by Jennifer Saba and Mark Fitzgerald. It is the third year in the past four it has won for its Iraq coverage. The magazine received five finalist nods this year, the most for any publication.

IEEE Spectrum won the Grand Neal for its series of articles titled “Re-Engineering Iraq.” Executive Editor Glenn Zorpette traveled to Iraq, facing grave risks, for the story.

Among others: American Lawyer won three awards. Photo District News won for best single issue. Forbes.com took home an award for best Web site.

E&P has now won 11 Neal Awards — presented by American Business Media — in the past five years. Only one other magazine, CSO, has won more in that period.

Contributing to the Iraq coverage were, among others, Joe Strupp, Greg Mitchell, Anna Crane and Barbara Bedway.

Zorpette was also awarded the McAllister Fellowship. Don Tennant, editor of Computerword, was given the Timothy White Award for integrity and courage, an honor named after the late Billboard editor.

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