The company's AgDay, AgWeb, Farm Journal, Dairy Today, Top Producer and U.S. Farm Report won collectively for “The Farm Journal Legacy Project.”
Farm Journal Media also was an individual winner in the category of Best Integrated Package. According to ABM, this was the first time in the award program's history that a winner in this category has been named a Grand Neal winner.
Other Grand Neal finalists were Agent's Sales Journal, Summit Business Media, for the article “Social Media Boot Camp”; Aquatics International, Hanley Wood, for the article “The Enemy Within”; and Engineering News-Record, McGraw-Hill Cos., for the article “Award of Excellence Winner: John Hillman.”
Among publishers winning multiple Neal awards were McGraw-Hill Cos. (six), ALM (five), Hanley Wood (four), IEEE (four), Advanstar (three) and Crain Communications Inc. (two).
Among other Neal Awards honorees announced earlier but presented today was Wyatt Kash, content director-editor at large at 1105 Media-Events. Kash was named winner of the Crain Award, given annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to editorial excellence. The award is named for G.D. Crain Jr., founder of Crain Communications Inc., which publishes BtoB. The award was presented by Christopher Crain, group publisher of several Crain publications.
Jane Kolleeny, managing editor of GreenSource, 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.
Gary Thill, editor of Aquatics International, 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.
Neal Awards were presented in the following classes:
A. Less than $3,000,000 in Gross Advertising/Circulation Revenue
B. $3,000,000 to $7,000,000 in Gross Advertising/Circulation Revenue
C. More than $7,000,000 in Gross Advertising/Circulation Revenue
D. No Revenue Breakdown
Below are all Neal Award winners for 2011:
Category 1: BEST SINGLE ARTICLE
“The Enemy Within” Aquatics International, Hanley Wood
“Doing Less With Less,” Governing, e.Republic
“Ford's Bold Buffalo Experiment” Automotive News, Crain Communications Inc.
Category 2: BEST SUBJECT-RELATED SERIES OF ARTICLES
“Better Bridges,” Better Roads/betteroads.com, Randall-Reilly Publishing Co.
“The Legal Fight Over Same-sex Marriage,” National Law Journal, ALM
“Antarctica: Life on the Ice” spectrum.ieee.org, IEEE Media
Category 3: BEST PROFILE
“Renaissance Man,” Club Industry, Penton Media
“Gruff Around the Edges,” The Recorder, ALM
“Award of Excellence Winner: John Hillman” Engineering News-Record, McGraw-Hill Cos.
Category 4: BEST COMMENTARY
From the Editor, Pharmaceutical Executive, Advanstar
Editorial, Meatingplace, Marketing & Technology Group
Editor's Notebook, DTN/The Progressive Farmer, Telvent/DTN
Category 5: BEST NEWS COVERAGE
“Asia's Seismic Shift,” Supplier Global Resource, Advertising Specialty Institute
“School Lunch Standards,” Meatingplace, Marketing & Technology Group
“Rebuilding Haiti,” Engineering News-Record, McGraw-Hill Cos.
Category 6: BEST TECHNICAL CONTENT
“SVRS,” Pool & Spa News, Hanley Wood
“Netting Zero in a Cold Climate,” Journal of Light Construction, Hanley Wood
“Hot-linked Jobsites,” Engineering News-Record, McGraw-Hill Cos.
Category 7: BEST EDUCATIONAL CONTENT
“Social Media Boot Camp,” Agent's Sales Journal, Summit Business Media
“Pathogen Testing,” Meatingplace, Marketing & Technology Group
“50 Ways to Waste Your Money” Builder, Hanley Wood
Category 8: BEST SINGLE ISSUE OF A MAGAZINE
Fall (Sept./Oct.) 2010 Scholastic Administr@tor, Scholastic
March 2010, Health Data Management, SourceMedia
October 2010 americanlawyer.com, ALM
Category 9: BEST SINGLE ISSUE OF A TABLOID/NEWSPAPER
Oct. 25, 2010, Texas Lawyer, ALM
April 2010, DVM Newsmagazine, Advanstar
Sept. 13, 2010, Automotive News, Crain Communications Inc.
Category 10: BEST WEBSITE
healthcarefinancenews.com, MedTech Media
spectrum.ieee.org, IEEE Media
Category 11: BEST INTEGRATED PACKAGE
“Greenbuild Chicago: Transforming the Metropolis” GreenSource Magazine, McGraw-Hill Cos.
“Forum Shopper's Remorse” corpcounsel.com, ALM
“The Farm Journal Legacy Project,” AgDay, AgWeb, Farm Journal, Dairy Today, Top Producer, U.S. Farm Report, Farm Journal Media
Class D—No Revenue Figures Required
Category 12: BEST BLOG
Automaton, spectrum.ieee.org, IEEE Media
Category 13: BEST RANGE OF WORK BY A SINGLE AUTHOR
Tudor Van Hampton, Engineering News-Record, McGraw-Hill Cos.
Category 14: BEST NEWSLETTER - FULL CONTENT
“Daily Bankruptcy Review,” Dow Jones Daily Bankruptcy Review, Dow Jones Corporate Markets
Category 15: BEST E-NEWSLETTER-LINKED CONTENT
“Renewable Energy News,” renewableenergyworld.com, PennWell Corp.
Category 16: BEST USE OF VIDEO
“The Future of…,” Smart Planet, CBS Interactive
Category 17: BEST USE OF MOBILE
IEEE.tv for Mobile Devices, ieee.tv, IEEE Media
Category 18: BEST RECURRING WEBCAST
Inside Renewable Energy Podcast, renewableenergyworld.com, PennWell Corp.
Category 19: BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
“ENR: Using Social Media to Build Community,” ENR.com, McGraw-Hill Cos.