'CIO' wins Grand Neal Award

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New York--International Data Group’s CIO Thursday won the Grand Neal Award at the American Business Media’s 50th annual Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards. It was the second consecutive Grand Neal for CIO.

CIO won for “All Systems Down,” a story about the four-day crash of a Boston hospital’s computer network. IDG also took the second and third Grand Neal runners-up. CSO's “Machine Shop” department was second runner-up and Bio-It World’s “Soul Searching” was third.

The McGraw-Hill Cos.’ Aviation Week & Space Technology was first runner up with its scoop about a re-entry photo showing damage to the left wing of the doomed space shuttle Columbia.

Vernon Henry, Advanstar Communications’ corporate editorial director, won the G.D. Crain Award for lifetime achievement in business journalism.

Maryfran Johnson, editor of IDG’s Computerworld, won the inaugural Timothy White Award for editorial courage and integrity.

A complete list of this year's Neal Award winners is posted on the ABM's Web site at .

--Sean Callahan

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