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Gertrude and G.D. Crain Award

Established in 1986, the Crain award is dedicated to the founders of Crain Communications and is given to students in the graduate Magazine Publishing Project who exhibit outstanding management potential. Recipients are selected by the journalism faculty and honored at the graduation convocation.

G.D. Crain founded Crain Communications in 1916. Under his leadership, the company became a leading publisher of business, trade and media newspapers and magazines, including Advertising Age. Gertrude Crain led the company for 23 years following G.D.’s death and, with her sons, launched Crain’s Chicago Business and acquired Autoweek.

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