E&P Wins 2 Neal Awards, Top Prizes in Business Journalism

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By: E&P Staff

For the third consecutive year, E&P was one of the top winners at the Jesse H. Neal National Journalism Awards, the top prizes in business or trade journalism, which were announced this afternoon.

CXO Media also earned special recognition, and Whitney Sielaff was named winner of the 2nd annual Timothy White Award.

At a luncheon today at New York?s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, E&P took home the prize for best editorial or opinion column for the fourth time in five years. The magazine also won, for the second straight year, top honors in its class for best news coverage, for ongoing coverage, both in print and online, of press issues surrounding the Iraq war.

E&P has now won seven Neal awards in the past three years. Only two magazines have won more in that period.

Today?s luncheon was attended by a record crowd of more than 500. There were more than 1,000 entries this year in the award competition and 28 winners named.

Judges called E&P?s editorials ?breezy yet hard hitting…extremely well written and cogent looks? at their topics. They reflect the magazine?s ?hard-earned independence and hard-hitting orientation? and do it “without fear or favor.?

The judges said E&P’s ongoing study of press coverage of the Iraq war stands out because of the magazine’s willingness both to hail and criticize press performance during the war–?excellent coverage at the intersection of war and journalism.? Web-only stories made up about two-third’s of E&P’s winning entry.

Baseline, a magazine about information technology, won the Grand Neal for best single entry. PC World won for best Web site. And one of E&P?s sister publications, Brandweek, won for best subject-related series of articles.

Winner of the 2nd annual Timothy White Award for Editorial Courage and Integrity was Whitney Sielaff, editorial director and publisher of National Jeweler.

Scott Berinato, senior editor for CXO Media, was awarded the 2005 McAllister Fellowship. CXO?s editorial director, Lew McCreary, earned the G.D. Crain Award.

Contributing to E&P’s winning Iraq news entry were Joe Strupp, Greg Mitchell, Erin Olson, Charles Geraci, Barbara Bedway and Dennis Anderson. Editorials were written by Mark Fitzgerald, and edited by Shawn Moynihan and Greg Mitchell.

The Neal Awards, now in their 51st year, are administered by American Business Media.

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