January 17, 2005
NEAL AWARDS JUDGING CONCLUDES
Screening and judging of the 1,186 entries to the 51st Annual Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards have concluded. Finalists will be announced in next week's E-News.
The 2005 Neal Board of Judges, led by distinguished business journalist Marshall Loeb, deliberated for almost three hours this past weekend on which entry should be honored with the Grand Neal Award. "The debates were rather heated," said New York Times financial investigative reporter Diana Henriques, a longtime Neal Awards judge. "The long discussion was necessary, because there were some very strong contenders for the top award."
(Photo: New York Times reporter Diana Henriques was one of eight journalists on the 2005 Neal Board of Judges, who spent several hours last week poring over the entries.)
Judges concurred that this year's entries showed b-to-b journalism at its best, with lots of "nuts-and-bolts" information to help industry professionals do their jobs better. Winners of the 2005 Neal Awards will be honored at a luncheon on March 16th at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. Register here.
There's still time for editors to submit entries for the 2nd Annual Timothy White Award for editorial courage and integrity. The recipient of this award will also be honored during the Neal ceremony. Deadline for entries is February 1. See rules and guidelines here.
NEED A SUMMER INTERN?
Employ some of today's best and brightest students, while supporting the future of b-to-b media! The Business Press Educational Foundation (BPEF) is now accepting requests from ABM member companies to secure interns for the 2005 summer season. With a record number of student applications expected, this year's talent pool promises to be one of the deepest in the program's 21-year history.
The BPEF internship program gives college students from the nation's top journalism and communications schools a chance to work in b-to-b editorial, marketing or production departments. Last year, 42 students earned paid internships at 13 ABM member companies.
"The quality of students in the BPEF summer internship program is impressive," said Sean Essex, director of marketing for the Tracom Group at Reed Business Information. "We ended up hiring our BPEF intern last year as a full-time employee."
To take advantage of this ABM member benefit, download a request form at this URL and return to Peter Loibl at firstname.lastname@example.org. Request forms are due to ABM by February 26, 2005.
TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF YOUR ABM MEMBERSHIP!
In efforts to serve our members better, we at American Business Media have revamped our database. If you are employed by an ABM member company and you have attended an ABM event in the past, you will receive a unique user name and password via e-mail in the next day or two.
You can use your user name and password to edit your profile and contact information, select your areas of interest, access the members-only sections of the ABM website, submit editorial exclusives to Business Wire at no charge, and register for ABM events at discounted rates. Over the next few months, we will be adding many features to the password-protected areas of the ABM website, so keep your user name and password handy!
We hope you will take full advantage of your ABM membership. If you need assistance, please contact Debbie Humphreys at 212.661.6360 x3318. The new ABM database is powered by xCatalyst.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Contact American Business Media for more information on any of these events. Remember: ALL employees of ABM member companies are ABM members, and thus automatically qualify for member rates on all of our events!
Fast Track Media Management Program, Feb. 4
This one-day seminar, held in collaboration with New York University, will give junior- and mid-level employees a "big picture" of the key functions in b-to-b media. It will be held at NYU's midtown campus. Register here.
Trade Show Summit, Feb. 23
Learn best practices from today's most successful trade show and event operators. This one-day summit at the Essex House in New York is presented by ABM's Trade Show Council. Register here. For more information, contact Jane O'Connor.
The Power in B-to-B Media: How to Sell Your Medium, March 10
Learn best practices from today's most successful trade show and event operators. This one-day summit at the Essex House in New York is presented by ABM's Trade Show Council. Register here. For details, contact Jane O'Connor at 212.661.6360 x3332.
51st Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards, March 16
The most prestigious b-to-b editorial honors will be awarded during this luncheon ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. Register here.
ABM Advanced Leadership Forum at Kellogg/Medill, April 3-6
In partnership with two of the nation's most prestigious academic institutions-the Kellogg School of Management and the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University-ABM presents an unparalleled learning opportunity for senior-level executives. Attendees will learn how to gain strategic strength for a changed media environment. Register here.
JOB OF THE WEEK: MARKETING MANAGER
Every week in E-News, we feature one of the job listings from our Job Board. If you post a job on the ABM website, it will automatically appear on mediabistro.com also, allowing you to reach two targeted audiences for the price of one.
Group Marketing Manager, Penton Media
Seeking a marketing communications professional (at least 4 years related experience) to create and implement the marketing and PR plans for print, eMedia and trade show/event products. Will assume a crucial role in market identification and development of growth opportunities. PR and publishing experience a plus.
Post a job or find a job today!
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
- Tom Fogarty has joined Ascend Media as vice president of production. Fogarty was most recently with Primedia Business, in the same role. His background also includes sales and service roles at Quebecor and W.A. Krueger Printing.
- PennWell Corporation named Greg Smith publisher of the new monthly magazine Oil & Gas Financial Journal. Smith was most recently group publisher at Hart Energy Publishing.