SABEW names Best in Business award winners
The Society of American Business Editors and Writers announced Friday the results of its 22nd annual Best in Business competition, which recognizes outstanding stories published or aired in 2016.
The 112 winners and honorable mentions represent all formats and corners of the world. One hundred seventy-five news organizations submitted 946 entries across 65 categories.
Bloomberg News publications received 11 honors, Fortune reaped seven, and The Wall Street Journal five. Three news outlets received four honors apiece: The Associated Press, Crain’s New York Business and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
SABEW overhauled the contest in 2016 to better reflect journalism’s digital focus. This year’s entries were judged almost entirely by subject matter, regardless of format. To maintain fairness and competitiveness, news outlets competed against others of similar staff size.
“We’re living in a golden age for business journalism,” said SABEW president Cory Schouten in a statement. “The quality, depth, creativity, and impact of this year’s Best in Business entries were inspiring — and our judges faced a very difficult task winnowing the field.”
Contest honorees will be celebrated at a ceremony Saturday, April 29, during the 54th annual SABEW conference at the Westin Seattle hotel.