American Business Media Jesse H. Neal Awards
Unless otherwise indicated, these are shared as part of a team:
Scott Berinato (MSJ96) won three times in 2003: for Best New Publication as senior editor for CSO magazine, and the Grand Neal and for Best Article (more than $7 million in revenue) as senior editor of CIO magazine for "The Meter is Running," an article focusing on Microsoft's new subscription-based licensing plan that required a yearly fee for ongoing support for Windows products and the viscerally negative reaction of CIOs.
Stephanie Overby (MSJ95) won in 2003 for Grand Neal Award as a senior writer for CIO magazine, for the magazine's "Making It In 2002" issue.
Jennifer Bulat (BSJ91) won in 2003 for Best Theme Issue ($3 million to $7 million in revenue) as executive editor of CSP (Convenience Store/Petroleum) Magazine for its 2002 "State of the Industry Issue," which ranked the top 10 categories for convenience stores and analyzed the industry.
Patricia-Anne Tom (MSJ96) won in 2002 for Best Staff-Written Editorials (less than $3 million in revenue) as managing editor of Waste Age, for "Invisible Army" (October 2001); "Deja Vu: The Sequel" (September 2001); "Act of Faith" (July 2001); and "The Garbometer" (February 2001). The editorials, which Tom helped edit and, in some cases, write, used a "lighthearted writing style to analyze the critical issues affecting the industry - the economy, drivers' licenses, legislation and regulations, and the September 11th attacks," according to the magazine's entry.
Peter Bodensteiner (BSJ95) won in 2001 for Best Subject-Related Series of Articles (more than $7 million in revenue) as assistant editor at Builder magazine, for "A New Dawn." The publication's January 2000 issue analyzed what the new century would hold for the building industry and also introduced a redesigned look.
Jack Robertson (BSJ53, MSJ54) won in 2000 for Best News Coverage (more than $7 million in revenue) as editor-at-large of Electronic Buyers' News, for "Supply-Chain Aftershock (Turmoil in Taiwan)." The piece, for which Robertson was a lead editor, provided on-site coverage of the impact of the Taiwan earthquake on that country's electronics industry.
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