Photo:David Denor and Bernadette Pace display Florida Trend's Editorial Excellence awards at the AABP Summer Conference.
Florida Trend receives five 'Editorial Excellence' honors from the Alliance of Area Business Publishers
NORWALK, CT—The Alliance of Area Business Publishers (AABP) presented 116 Editorial Excellence awards to newspaper and magazine business periodicals on June 29, 2019, at the closing celebration of its three-day annual Summer Conference in Atlanta, GA.
With 511 entries from 41 publications in the U.S., Canada and Australia, the competitive field was both impressive and diverse.
As in past years, the most popular categories were Best Feature and Best Explanatory Journalism. This year, submissions for Best Ancillary Publication and Best Scoop also topped the list, with superb pieces from writers in all circulation categories.
“The high-quality journalism being done by these publications keeps readers thoroughly up-to-date and, importantly, includes a lot of data, context and historical perspective that are especially important as truth increasingly gets drowned in a flood of social media snippets,” said Reuben Stern, who coordinated the judging by faculty members at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. “The winning entries once again combine solid research, great sourcing, excellent on-the-ground reporting, deep community knowledge, and creative thinking.”
By uncovering news of business expansion and related economic impacts, keeping an eye on how public dollars and tax incentives are allocated, and providing guidance for business people trying to navigate a host of modern complexities, regional business publications continue to offer a vital information resource in print and online.
About the AABP
The annual AABP Editorial Excellence competition recognizes excellence in journalism, photography and design achieved by regional business publications. Twenty-four judges, faculty members from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, bring their expertise to the selection process.
Some highlights from this year’s awards include: Best Magazine to Hawaii Business; Best Newspaper: Small Tabloids to Greater Wilmington Business Journal; Best Newspaper: Medium Tabloids to BizTimes Milwaukee; Best Newspaper: Medium Tabloids to Crain’s Detroit Business; Best Cover: Magazines to Hawaii Business; Best Front Page: Newspapers to Crain’s Cleveland Business; Most Improved Publication to Hartford Business Journal; Best Website to Crain’s Chicago Business; Best Daily E-mail to Business North Carolina; and Best Specialty E-newsletter to Indianapolis Business Journal. A complete list of award winners and the awards presentation can be found at www.bizpubs.org/awards.
Headquartered in Norwalk, CT, the Alliance is a nonprofit national organization representing 55 independent magazine and newspaper members in the United States, Canada and Australia. For more information about the Alliance, call 203-515-9294 or visit www.bizpubs.org.