Crain’s wins 9 top AABP journalism awards – Marketing/media News

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26 June 2017 | 4:56 pm

Crain’s Chicago Business has been honored with nine awards for excellence in journalism from its national professional association, the Alliance of Area Business Publications. They include two top-place awards of significance in the best of show category: best website and best large-circulation newspaper.

Altogether, Crain’s received seven golds and two silvers, more than any other business publication in the annual competition.

In singling out Crain’s for its digital platform, judges from the University of Missouri School of Journalism highlight the site “as a one-stop shop for time-strapped business news consumers.” They also praise it for its “deep web-only packages using multimedia, including virtual reality.”

As for its weekly print issue, the judges say Crain’s presents “a perfect mix of content including excellent stories, photographs, illustrations and graphics.” As examples, they point to the 2016 Best Places to Work for Women special report as well as an in-depth report on the housing market 10 years after its collapse.

Other gold awards were given for:

• Best overall print design, to Crain’s art department, led by Art Director Thomas J. Linden.

• Best use of multimedia, for “10 years after the bust,” a tale of two ZIP codes since the residential real estate crashed. The digital package was produced by Digital Design Editor Jason McGregor, Staff Photographer Manuel Martinez, Reporter Dennis Rodkin and John R. Boehm, a freelance photographer.

• Best scoop, on McDonald’s plans to move its global headquarters to downtown Chicago from west suburban Oak Brook, by Reporters Peter Frost and Ryan Ori.

• Best personality profile, “The fall of vegan queen Karyn Calabrese,” by freelance reporter Meribah Knight and photographer Boehm, edited by Assistant Managing Editor Jan Parr.

• Best commentary, to Joe Cahill for his twice-a-week columns.

Silver awards went to:

• Best front page for Crain’s annual 20 in Their 20s special report, designed by Associate Art Director Karen Freese and edited by Assistant Managing Editor Cassie Walker Burke.

• Best use of photography/illustrations, to Linden, McGregor and Freese of the Crain’s art department.



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