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Biz journal winners named

October 31, 2008


The Washington Business Journal was among the top winners at the 2008 Eagle Awards, the internal editorial contest for the 40 weekly business newspapers run by Charlotte-based American City Business Journals.

The D.C. paper won in the best writing and best design categories, and it was a runner-up in the general excellence and best use of photography categories.

The Philadelphia Business Journal and Columbus Business First were the winners in the general excellence category, while the Triangle Business Journal and Atlanta Business Chronicle were runners up.

The Jacksonville Business Journal and Cincinnati Business Courier were winners in the best impact story category, while the Atlanta paper, the Boston Business Journal and the Baltimore Business Journal were runners up.

In addition to the Washington paper, Columbus Business First was a winner in the best writing category. The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal and Sacramento Business Journal were runners up in the category.

The Puget Sound Business Journal was a winner in the best focus section category, while the Phoenix Business Journal, Mass High Tech, and the Baltimore and Boston papers were runners up.

The Houston Business Journal and the Milwaukee Business Journal won for best special publication, while the Dallas Business Journal and Buffalo Business First were runners up.

The Tampa Bay Business Journal and the Minneapolis-St. Paul paper won for best overall Web operation, while Pacific Business News in Honolulu and the St. Louis Business Journal wererunners-up.

The Milwaukee Business Journal, Portland Business Journal and Orlando Business Journal won for best use of photography, while the Memphis Business Journal was the other winner in best design. The Boston and Buffalo papers won in the best individual research effort category.

DISCLOSURE: I was a judge for this year’s contest, along with three other UNC professors. ACBJ rotates the judging among journalism schools.

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