‘E&P’ Wins 3 Jesse H. Neal Awards

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By: E&P Staff

Editor & Publisher was a top winner in this year’s annual Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards, announced today at a luncheon at New York City’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel. E&P took three awards. Only CSO magazine won more, with four. The Neals, celebrating their 50th anniversary, are considered the top prizes in business journalism.

CIO magazine won the Grand Neal, plus two other awards, for a total of three.

E&P won in the categories of best staff-written editorials, best series of articles, and best news coverage (for its ongoing coverage of issues surrounding the Iraq war). The magazine has now won in the editorial category three of the past four years. There were more than 1,200 entries this year, a record.

The three awards for E&P are the most the magazine has received in one year. It was a finalist in a fourth category, for best regularly featured department (for its news section).

Other winners included The American Lawyer, Aviation Week & Space Technology, PCWorld.com, and E&P’s fellow VNU magazine, Sales & Marketing Management.

Judges hailed E&P’s editorials for “regularly challenging editors, publishers and CEOs to live up to their responsibilities.” The magazine’s coverage of press coverage of the Iraq war was hailed for being “thorough and analytical,” and its winning series on “The Sunday Paper” was praised for its “insight.”

“As shown by the divergent topics, this is truly a staff award that everyone shares in,” Editor Greg Mitchell said, “including the art and photo editors.”

A new award was given this year, for editorial integrity, named for the late Billboard editor and rock music writer Timothy White. It was awarded to Maryfran Johnson, editor of Computerworld.

A complete list of winners is available via PDF download at www.americanbusinessmedia.com.

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