The Society of American Business Editors and Writers has named the winners in its 11th annual Best in Business contest, which recognizes the best overall publications, as well as best breaking news, enterprise and special projects reporting in business journalism during 2005.
The contest received 850 entries from daily newspapers, business weekly newspapers, magazines, wire services, and business news online sites â€” up 32 percent over last yearâ€™s contest. Much of the growth was due to a new category for columnists, which proved to be an instant hit with 147 entries.
The SABEW Best in Business contest was started in 1995 to help set standards and recognize role models for outstanding business journalism.
Best in Business winners for overall excellence, by category and listed in alphabetical order are:
GIANT Newspapers (average daily circulation 375,001 and above)
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The New York Times
San Francisco Chronicle
Certificates of Merit: The Boston Globe, The Newark Star-Ledger
LARGE Newspapers (circulation between 250,001 and 375,000)
The Kansas City Star
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The San Jose Mercury News
The Seattle Times
Certificate of Merit: Cleveland Plain Dealer
MEDIUM Newspapers (circulation between 125,001 and 250,000)
Des Moines Register
Certificate of Merit: The Florida Times-Union
SMALL Newspapers (circulation 125,000 and below)
Daily Press (Newport News, VA)
The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA)
Scranton Times Tribune
The State (Columbia, SC)
WEEKLY Business Newspapers
Atlanta Business Chronicle
Crain’s Chicago Business
Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle, WA)
Triangle Business Journal (Raleigh, NC)
Washington Business Journal
Certificate of Merit: Pacific Coast Times
For the rest of the winners, go here.