The Alliance of Area Business Publishers (AABP) presented 124 Editorial Excellence awards to newspaper and magazine business periodicals on June 25, 2020, at the closing celebration of its four-day annual
Virtual National Conference.
With 448 entries from 34 publications in the U.S., Canada and Australia, the competitive field was both impressive and diverse.
“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.”
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 San Fernando Valley Business Journal;
Best Newspaper: Medium Tabloids to Worcester Business Journal;
Best Newspaper: Large Tabloids to Crain’s Chicago Business;
Best Cover: Magazines to Twin Cities Business;
Best Front Page: Newspapers to Crain’s Cleveland Business;
Most Improved Publication to Delaware Business Times;
Best Website to BizTimes Milwaukee;
Best Daily E-mail to Arkansas Business;
and Best Specialty E-newsletter to Des Moines Business Record.
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.