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
“War of the Words,” Canadian Lawyer, CLB Media
“A Killer in the Ranks,” Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M), Penton Media
“Saving Anthony Harris,” The American Lawyer, ALM
Category 2: Best Subject-Related Series of Articles
“Sandwiches,” Plate, Marketing & Technology Group
“The New Firm Order,” The Legal Intelligencer, ALM
“Why Mars? Why Now?” IEEE Spectrum, IEEE Media
Category 3: Best Profile
“The Blue Period: Lisa Blue-Baron Carries on Legacy of Her Late Husband,” Texas Lawyer, ALM
“The Case of the Dusty Lot,” Fleet Owner, Penton Media
“Award of Excellence: Bernard Amadei,” Engineering News-Record, McGraw-Hill Cos.
Category 4: Best Commentary
“The Fruits of Thought,” Produce Business, Phoenix Media Network
“Assessments,”Governing, e.Republic Inc.
“Editor's Notebook,” Progressive Farmer, DTN
Category 5: Best News Coverage
“Swine Flu Fallout,” Meatingplace, Marketing & Technology Group
“Highway Reauthorization,” Heavy Duty Trucking, Newport Communications Group
“Economic Stimulus Coverage,” Engineering News-Record, McGraw-Hill Cos.
Category 6: Best Technical Content
“The Fuel Economy Solution? Gasoline Direct Injection,” Motor, Hearst Business Media
“The Main Event,” Commercial Carrier Journal, Randall-Reilly Publishing Co.
“Saving the Deltas,” Engineering News-Record, McGraw-Hill Cos.
Category 7: Best Educational Content
“Keeping Listeria at Bay,” Meatingplace, Marketing & Technology Group
“Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Ask Athletes These Nine Questions,” Journal of Family Practice, Quadrant HealthCom
“Bargain Basements,” Builder, Hanley Wood
Category 8: Best Single Issue of a Magazine
“March/April 2009 issue,” GreenSource Magazine, McGraw-Hill Cos.
“July 2009 issue,” Governing, e.Republic Inc.
“April 2009 issue,” Restaurants & Institutions, Reed Business Information
Category 9: Best Single Issue of a Tabloid/Newspaper
“October 19, 2009 issue,” Texas Lawyer, ALM
“July 2009 issue,” DVM Newsmagazine, Advanstar Inc.
“Oct. 26, 2009 issue,” Travel Weekly, Northstar Travel Media
Category 10: Best Web Site
dvm360.com, DVM Newsmagazine, Advanstar Inc.
“Aviation Week Intelligence Network,” Aviation Week & Space Technology, McGraw-Hill Cos.
“IEEE Spectrum Online,” IEEE Spectrum, IEEE Media
Category 11: Best Integrated Package
“PlateCooks/Southeast Asian,” Plate, Marketing & Technology Group
“Was He Listening?” Corporate Counsel, ALM
“The Recession Report,” Architectural Record, McGraw-Hill Cos.
Category 12: Best Blog
Venture Capital Dispatch, Venture Capital Dispatch, Financial Information Services, a division of Dow Jones
Trucks at Work, FleetOwner, Penton Media
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.