‘Heavy Duty Trucking’ wins ABM’s Grand Neal Award

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‘Heavy Duty Trucking’ wins ABM’s Grand Neal Award New York—Newport Communications Group’s Heavy Duty Trucking Thursday received the Grand Neal Award during American Business Media’s 55th Annual Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards ceremony. The winning article, “Fuel Crisis Survival,” was selected from a pool of 842 entries.

The other Grand Neal finalists were Crain Communications Inc.’s Financial Week, McGraw-Hill Cos.’ Engineering News-Record and Nielsen Business Media’s 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’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 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 longtime 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’s 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—Fewer than 100,000 unique visitors per month.
Classification F: Traffic—100,000 to 400,000 unique visitors per month.
Classification G: Traffic—More than 400,000 unique visitors per month.

Category 1: Best single article
Classification A
Aquatics International, “Infectious Fun?” Hanley Wood
Classification B
Pharmaceutical Executive, “Fight Resistance,” Advanstar Communications
Classification C
Engineering News-Record, “Higher Learning,” McGraw-Hill Cos.

Category 2: Best subject-related series of articles
Classification A
Financial Week, “Special Report: Retirement Benefits,” Crain Communications Inc.
Classification B
Multifamily Executive, “Myth Busters,” Hanley Wood
Classification C
Engineering News-Record, “Extreme Construction,” McGraw-Hill Cos.

Category 3: Best staff-written editorials or opinion columns
Classification A
Financial Week, Editorials, Crain Communications Inc.
Classification B
Workforce Management, “The Last Word,” Crain Communications Inc .
Classification C
Automotive News, Editorials, Crain Communications Inc.

Category 4: Best department
Classification A
Big Builder, “Starts,” Hanley Wood
Classification B
Government Computer News, “GCN Lab,” 1105 Media Inc.
Classification C
HR Magazine, “HR News,” Society for Human Resource Management

Category 5: Best how-to article or subject-related series of how-to articles
Classification A
Motor, “Tire Match Mounting & Custom Wheel Handling,” Hearst Business Media
Classification B
The Journal of Family Practice, “10 Derm Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make,” Lebhar-Friedman Inc./Dowden Health Media Inc.
Classification C
Macworld, “Empty Your Inbox,” IDG/ Mac Publishing

Category 6: Best news coverage
Classification A
Financial Week, “Credit Crunch,” Crain Communications Inc.
Classification B
Counselor, “CorpLogoWare News,” Advertising Specialty Institute
Classification C
Engineering News-Record, “Momentum Intensifies for Crane Safety Programs,” McGraw-Hill Cos.

Category 7: Best single theme or special issue of a magazine or newspaper/news tabloid
Classification A
Plate, “The Bacon Issue,” Marketing & Technology Group
Classification B
Heavy Duty Trucking, “Fuel Crisis Survival,” Newport Communications Group
Classification C
Automotive News, “How General Motors Changed the World,” Crain Communications Inc.

Category 8: Best single issue of a magazine
Classification A
CSO, February 2008 issue, IDG/CXO Media
Classification B
Photo District News, “The Book Issue,” Nielsen Business Media
Classification C
Architectural Record, November 2008 issue, McGraw-Hill Cos.

Category 9: Best single issue of a newspaper/news tabloid
Classification A
Financial Week, Sept. 22, 2008, issue Crain Communications Inc.
Classification B
DVM Newsmagazine, July 2008 issue, Advanstar Communications
Classification C
Advertising Age, Oct. 13, 2008, issue, Crain Communications Inc.

Category 10: Best start-up publication
Classification D
EcoHome, Hanley Wood

Category 11: Best e-newsletter
No awards given

Category 12: Best use of video
Classification D
Engineering News-Record/, “Construction Comes to Life,” McGraw-Hill Cos.

Category 13: Best Web site
Classification E
Financial Week,, Crain Communications Inc.

Classification F
Architectural Record,, McGraw-Hill Cos. Classification G, CNET Networks

Category 14: Best online article or series
Classification E, “The CSO Disclosure Series,” IDG/CXO Media
Classification F, “Record Reveals: Boston,” McGraw-Hill Cos.
Classification G, “100 Best Places to Work in IT 2008,” IDG/Computerworld

Category 15: Best blog
Classification E, “PDNPulse,” Nielsen Business Media
Classification F, “Ares,” McGraw-Hill Cos.
Classification G, “Apple Ink,” IDG/Computerworld

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