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March 16, 2012 - New York, NY
McGraw-Hill Construction's Architectural Record, Engineering News-Record (ENR), and GreenSource today received eight Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards from American Business Media, including the coveted Grand Neal Award, at its 58th annual awards luncheon in New York City. Hailed as "the Pulitzer Prize of business journalism," the prestigious Neal Awards recognize editorial excellence in business-to-business publications. This year, ABM selected 40 Neal Award winners out of 120 finalists from an original 725 entries.
"The Neal Awards are the business-to-business journalism's preeminent awards, and it is a tremendous honor to have received the Grand Neal and seven other awards today," said Keith Fox, president, McGraw-Hill Construction. "McGraw-Hill Construction's editorial team is the best in the business, and ensures our media businesses and services remain the leading resources for intelligence and insights into the construction industry."
Architectural Record won the Grand Neal Award, ABM's top Neal Award for overall excellence, and awards for the Best Use of Social Media, Best Integrated Package for "New York: The Death and Life of a Great American City," and Best Single Issue of a Magazine for its September 2011 issue about 9/11, ten years later. Essential to the profession for over 120 years, Architectural Record's magazine and website, provide industry news and analysis, as well as coverage of design trends, building science, and professional strategies for architects and design professionals.
"We are thrilled and honored with these awards, which recognize the talents and commitment of the Record staff," said Cathleen McGuigan, editor-in-chief of Architectural Record. "It's all about the team coming together to produce great issues— editors, writers, designers. These awards recognized our integrated media and how well our print, website and social media complement each other."
Two awards went to ENR's editorial staff: Best Website and Best Technical Content for its "Cavernous Crusade: A Tale of Three Tunnels" article. ENR is considered the primary trusted source of news, analysis, commentary, and data for the construction industry. In 2011, ENR received five Neal Awards for "Best Body of Work by a Single Author," "Best Profile," "Best News Coverage," "Best Technical Content," and "Best Use of Social Media." Follow ENR on Twitter: @ENRNews.
GreenSource received awards for Best Website and Best Integrated Package for "Greenbuild 2011: Toronto." A mainstay in the green building market since 2006, GreenSource and GreenSourceMag.com are produced by McGraw-Hill Construction and BuildingGreen, Inc., with support from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). GreenSource is a leader in covering noteworthy trends and best practices in sustainable design and also received a 2011 Neal Award for "Best Integrated Package."
Paying tribute to the Neal Award winners, ABM President and CEO Clark Pettit said, "We are so proud to honor these journalists and editors. Their deep expertise, ability to push progress across existing and new media channels, and successful track records of informing the industry on important issues place them at the forefront of their fields."
For more information about the awards, view the online Neal Awards gallery, which showcases all 2012 winners and finalists at http://www.americanbusinessmedia.com/abm/2012NealAwardsGallery.asp and the digital program book at http://www.smsepub.com/publication/?i=103673.
About McGraw-Hill Construction:
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About The McGraw-Hill Companies:
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