The other Grand Neal finalists were Crain Communications Inc.‚Äôs Financial Week, McGraw-Hill Cos.‚Äô Engineering News-Record and Nielsen Business Media‚Äôs Photo District News.
Among other Neal Awards honorees:
•Robert Ivy, VP-editorial director of McGraw-Hill Construction Media, was selected as the 41st Annual G.D. Crain Award winner. ABM‚Äôs 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 BtoB.
•James E. Prevor, founder and editor in chief of Produce Business and CEO of Phoenix Media Network, received the 2009 Timothy White Award for Editorial Integrity. The award is named for the late editor of Billboard.
•Tudor Van Hampton, Midwest bureau chief of Engineering News-Record, was named 2009 McAllister Editorial Fellow. The McAllister Editorial Fellowship, awarded annually, promotes the study of business media by placing fellows as teachers and advisers for approximately one week on the Medill Magazine Project at Northwestern University‚Äôs Medill School of Journalism. The fellowship is named for Donald McAllister Sr., who was the longtime CEO of Geyer-McAllister Publications.
Neal Awards were presented in the following classifications:
Classification A: Up to $3 million in advertising/circulation revenue.
Classification B: $3 million to $7 million in advertising/circulation revenue.
Classification C: More than $7 million in advertising/circulation revenue.
Classification D: No revenue breakdown.
Classification E: Traffic‚ÄĒFewer than 100,000 unique visitors per month.
Classification F: Traffic‚ÄĒ100,000 to 400,000 unique visitors per month.
Classification G: Traffic‚ÄĒMore than 400,000 unique visitors per month.
Category 1: Best single article
Aquatics International, ‚ÄúInfectious Fun?‚ÄĚ Hanley Wood
Pharmaceutical Executive, ‚ÄúFight Resistance,‚ÄĚ Advanstar Communications
Engineering News-Record, ‚ÄúHigher Learning,‚ÄĚ McGraw-Hill Cos.
Category 2: Best subject-related series of articles
Financial Week, ‚ÄúSpecial Report: Retirement Benefits,‚ÄĚ Crain Communications Inc.
Multifamily Executive, ‚ÄúMyth Busters,‚ÄĚ Hanley Wood
Engineering News-Record, ‚ÄúExtreme Construction,‚ÄĚ McGraw-Hill Cos.
Category 3: Best staff-written editorials or opinion columns
Financial Week, Editorials, Crain Communications Inc.
Workforce Management, ‚ÄúThe Last Word,‚ÄĚ Crain Communications Inc
Automotive News, Editorials, Crain Communications Inc.
Category 4: Best department
Big Builder, ‚ÄúStarts,‚ÄĚ Hanley Wood
Government Computer News, ‚ÄúGCN Lab,‚ÄĚ 1105 Media Inc.
HR Magazine, ‚ÄúHR News,‚ÄĚ Society for Human Resource Management
Category 5: Best how-to article or subject-related series of how-to articles
Motor, ‚ÄúTire Match Mounting & Custom Wheel Handling,‚ÄĚ Hearst Business Media
The Journal of Family Practice, ‚Äú10 Derm Mistakes You Don‚Äôt Want to Make,‚ÄĚ Lebhar-Friedman Inc./Dowden Health Media Inc.
Macworld, ‚ÄúEmpty Your Inbox,‚ÄĚ IDG/ Mac Publishing
Category 6: Best news coverage
Financial Week, ‚ÄúCredit Crunch,‚ÄĚ Crain Communications Inc.
Counselor, ‚ÄúCorpLogoWare News,‚ÄĚ Advertising Specialty Institute
Engineering News-Record, ‚ÄúMomentum Intensifies for Crane Safety Programs,‚ÄĚ McGraw-Hill Cos.
Category 7: Best single theme or special issue of a magazine or newspaper/news tabloid
Plate, ‚ÄúThe Bacon Issue,‚ÄĚ Marketing & Technology Group
Heavy Duty Trucking, ‚ÄúFuel Crisis Survival,‚ÄĚ Newport Communications Group
Automotive News, ‚ÄúHow General Motors Changed the World,‚ÄĚ Crain Communications Inc.
Category 8: Best single issue of a magazine
CSO, February 2008 issue, IDG/CXO Media
Photo District News, ‚ÄúThe Book Issue,‚ÄĚ Nielsen Business Media
Architectural Record, November 2008 issue, McGraw-Hill Cos.
Category 9: Best single issue of a newspaper/news tabloid
Financial Week, Sept. 22, 2008, issue Crain Communications Inc.
DVM Newsmagazine, July 2008 issue, Advanstar Communications
Advertising Age, Oct. 13, 2008, issue, Crain Communications Inc.
Category 10: Best start-up publication
EcoHome, Hanley Wood
Category 11: Best e-newsletter
No awards given
Category 12: Best use of video
Engineering News-Record/ENR.com, ‚ÄúConstruction Comes to Life,‚ÄĚ McGraw-Hill Cos.
Category 13: Best Web site
Financial Week, FinancialWeek.com, Crain Communications Inc.
Architectural Record, ArchitecturalRecord.com, McGraw-Hill Cos. Classification G
BNET.com, CNET Networks
Category 14: Best online article or series
CSOonline.com, ‚ÄúThe CSO Disclosure Series,‚ÄĚ IDG/CXO Media
ArchitecturalRecord.com, ‚ÄúRecord Reveals: Boston,‚ÄĚ McGraw-Hill Cos.
Computerworld.com, ‚Äú100 Best Places to Work in IT 2008,‚ÄĚ IDG/Computerworld
Category 15: Best blog
PDNonline.com, ‚ÄúPDNPulse,‚ÄĚ Nielsen Business Media
AviationWeek.com, ‚ÄúAres,‚ÄĚ McGraw-Hill Cos.
Computerworld.com, ‚ÄúApple Ink,‚ÄĚ IDG/Computerworld