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SABEW Best in Business award winners named

April 4, 2006

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 — up 32 percent over last year’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

Philadelphia Inquirer

San Francisco Chronicle

USA Today

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)

Boston Herald

Des Moines Register

Seattle Post-Intelligencer


Certificate of Merit: The Florida Times-Union

SMALL Newspapers (circulation 125,000 and below)

Daily Press (Newport News, VA)

Mobile Register

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.

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