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Business-to-business media were in the forefront on March 16 as American Business Media presented its 58th annual Jesse H. Neal Awards at a New York luncheon.
Top honor–the Grand Neal Award–went to Architectural Record (McGraw-Hill Cos.) for its September 2011 special issue New York: The Death and Life of a Great American City. This was AR’s commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, and it was appropriate that Firehouse (Cygnus Business Media) was a Grand Neal finalist for its September 11 commemorative.
Also recognized was American Lawyer Media VP/editor-in-chief (since 2010) Aric Press, who received the ABM’s 44th Crain Award, which is named for the late Crain Communications and Advertising Age founder (1930) G.D. Crain, Jr.
In addition, Government Executive Media Group (Atlantic Media Co.) VP/editor-in-chief Tom Shoop received the Timothy White Award (named after the late Billboard editor), which is "presented annually to an editor who displays courage, integrity and passion."
There are 11 Neal Award categories with these classifications:
Class A: Less than $3 million in annual revenue
Class B: $3 million to $7 million in annual revenue
Class C:. More than $7 million in annual revenue
Summit Business, American Lawyer Media and Advanstar earned multiple awards. A full list of winners is available here.