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SABEW Best in Business contest adds new categories

October 31, 2013

Posted by Chris Roush

The 19th annual Best in Business competition from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers will open for entries on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.

The contest, the largest of its kind, honors excellence in business journalism across all news platforms.

“Honoring the best work in business journalism is one of the most exciting and important things we at SABEW get to do,” said Joanna Ossinger, 2012 BiB committee chair and an editor at Bloomberg News.

Several new categories will be included, Ossinger announced Thursday.

“This year, I’m pleased to say we’re adding a new category to highlight the work of independent bloggers – and one that will recognize excellence in social media. We look forward to seeing many excellent entries in the contest.”

New categories include:

  • Best Independent Blog- defined as a blog written by one to three people not affiliated with an established news organization
  • Real-Time Reporting- focused on the use of social media in a breaking news event.

Rules and further category information will be released soon.

Judges awarded 136 winners a year ago and winners represented various publications, from the Providence Journal to The Wall Street Journal, from American Banker to National Underwriter Life & Health, from CNBC to Southern California Public Radio.

Bloomberg News and its related magazines, Bloomberg Markets and Bloomberg Businessweek, led with 14 wins; The New York Times had nine winners, and The Huffington Post and CNBC had five each.

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