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New York—IEEE Media's IEEE Spectrum Thursday received the Grand Neal Award at American Business Media's 56th Annual Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards ceremony. IEEE Spectrum won for the series “Why Mars? Why Now?” and was also an individual winner in the category of Best Subject-Related Series of Articles. The coverage appeared in the magazine's June 2009 issue.

Other Grand Neal finalists were Marketing & Technology Group's Meatingplace, for the article, “Keeping Listeria at Bay”; McGraw-Hill Cos.' Engineering News-Record, for its “Economic Stimulus Coverage”; and Advanstar's DVM Newsmagazine's Web site, dvm360.com.

This was the first year the Grand Neal finalists were chosen irrespective of publishing medium.

Publishers winning multiple Neal awards included McGraw-Hill Cos., with eight awards; ALM, with five; and Penton Media and Marketing & Technology Group, with four each.

DVM Newsmagazine won in the category of best single issue of a tabloid/newspaper for publications with gross revenue of $3 million to $7 million. (BtoB was a finalist in that category.)

Bob Tippee, editor of PennWell Corp.'s Oil & Gas Journal, was selected as the winner of the 42nd annual G.D. Crain Award. ABM's Crain Award is given annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the development of editorial excellence in business media. The award is named for G.D. Crain Jr., founder of Crain Communications Inc., which publishes both BtoB and Media Business. Media Business and BtoB Publisher Bob Felsenthal presented the award.

Rick Bush, editorial director of Penton Media's Transmission & Distribution World, took home the Timothy White Award, presented annually to an editor who displays courage, integrity and passion. It is named for the former editor of Billboard, who died in 2002.

Bill McDowell, VP-editorial director of Marketing & Technology Group, won the McAllister Editorial Fellowship, which promotes the study of business media by placing fellows as teachers and advisers on the Medill Magazine Project at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. It is named for Donald McAllister Sr., longtime CEO of Geyer-McAllister Publications.

Neal Awards were presented in the following classifications:
A. Less than $3 million in gross advertising/circulation revenue
B. $3 million to $7 million in gross advertising/circulation revenue
C. More than $7 million in gross advertising/circulation revenue
D. No revenue breakdown

Here are all Neal Award winners for 2010:

Category 1: Best Single Article
Classification A
“War of the Words,” Canadian Lawyer, CLB Media
Classification B
“A Killer in the Ranks,” Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M), Penton Media
Classification C
“Saving Anthony Harris,” The American Lawyer, ALM

Category 2: Best Subject-Related Series of Articles
Classification A
“Sandwiches,” Plate, Marketing & Technology Group
Classification B
“The New Firm Order,” The Legal Intelligencer, ALM
Classification C
“Why Mars? Why Now?” IEEE Spectrum, IEEE Media

Category 3: Best Profile
Classification A
“The Blue Period: Lisa Blue-Baron Carries on Legacy of Her Late Husband,” Texas Lawyer, ALM
Classification B
“The Case of the Dusty Lot,” Fleet Owner, Penton Media
Classification C
“Award of Excellence: Bernard Amadei,” Engineering News-Record, McGraw-Hill Cos.

Category 4: Best Commentary
Classification A
“The Fruits of Thought,” Produce Business, Phoenix Media Network
Classification B
“Assessments,”Governing, e.Republic Inc.
Classification C
“Editor's Notebook,” Progressive Farmer, DTN

Category 5: Best News Coverage
Classification A
“Swine Flu Fallout,” Meatingplace, Marketing & Technology Group
Classification B
“Highway Reauthorization,” Heavy Duty Trucking, Newport Communications Group
Classification C
“Economic Stimulus Coverage,” Engineering News-Record, McGraw-Hill Cos.

Category 6: Best Technical Content
Classification A
“The Fuel Economy Solution? Gasoline Direct Injection,” Motor, Hearst Business Media
Classification B
“The Main Event,” Commercial Carrier Journal, Randall-Reilly Publishing Co.
Classification C
“Saving the Deltas,” Engineering News-Record, McGraw-Hill Cos.

Category 7: Best Educational Content
Classification A
“Keeping Listeria at Bay,” Meatingplace, Marketing & Technology Group
Classification B
“Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Ask Athletes These Nine Questions,” Journal of Family Practice, Quadrant HealthCom
Classification C
“Bargain Basements,” Builder, Hanley Wood

Category 8: Best Single Issue of a Magazine
Classification A
“March/April 2009 issue,” GreenSource Magazine, McGraw-Hill Cos.
Classification B
“July 2009 issue,” Governing, e.Republic Inc.
Classification C
“April 2009 issue,” Restaurants & Institutions, Reed Business Information

Category 9: Best Single Issue of a Tabloid/Newspaper
Classification A
“October 19, 2009 issue,” Texas Lawyer, ALM
Classification B
“July 2009 issue,” DVM Newsmagazine, Advanstar Inc.
Classification C
“Oct. 26, 2009 issue,” Travel Weekly, Northstar Travel Media

Category 10: Best Web Site
Classification A
dvm360.com, DVM Newsmagazine, Advanstar Inc.
Classification B
“Aviation Week Intelligence Network,” Aviation Week & Space Technology, McGraw-Hill Cos.
Classification C
“IEEE Spectrum Online,” IEEE Spectrum, IEEE Media

Category 11: Best Integrated Package
Classification A
“PlateCooks/Southeast Asian,” Plate, Marketing & Technology Group
Classification B
“Was He Listening?” Corporate Counsel, ALM
Classification C
“The Recession Report,” Architectural Record, McGraw-Hill Cos.

Category 12: Best Blog
Classification A
Venture Capital Dispatch, Venture Capital Dispatch, Financial Information Services, a division of Dow Jones
Classification B
Trucks at Work, FleetOwner, Penton Media
Classification C
Zero Day, ZDNet, CBS Interactive

Category 13: Best Body of Work by a Single Author
No award given in this category

Category 14: Best Newsletter—Full Content
“Daily Bankruptcy Review,” Daily Bankruptcy Review, Financial Information Services division of Dow Jones & Co.

Category 15: Best E-Newsletter—Linked Content
“The BNET Report,” BNET, CBS Interactive

Category 16: Best Use of Video
“Record TV,” Architectural Record, McGraw-Hill Cos.

Category 17: Best Use of Mobile
No award given in this category.

Category 18: Best Online Tool or Application
Green School & University: A Virtual Conference & Expo, American School & University, Penton Media

Category 19: Best Recurring Webcast
Reporter's Notebook, The Progressive Farmer, DTN

Category 20: Best Use of Social Media
Photo Showcases & Reader Feedback, Architectural Record, McGraw-Hill Cos.

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