IBJ won eight awards at the Alliance of Area Business Publications’ summer conference Saturday in Indianapolis.
Judges from the University of Missouri's School of Journalism evaluated 555 entries from 47 publications, including papers in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. All told, 107 gold, silver or bronze awards were handed out.
IBJ won gold awards in three categories, including best daily e-mail.
In honoring IBJ Daily, judges wrote that it “provides a wealth of business news and information in a tidy summary that is easily digestible.”
Other IBJ gold medal winners:
• Best staff-generated blog for The Score, written by sports-business reporter Anthony Schoettle.
• Best newspaper front page for a collection of entries submitted by the IBJ art department under the guidance of former Creative Director Jo Hohlbein.
IBJ's other prizes:
• Silver. Best investigative reporting for real estate reporter Cory Schouten’s “Simon Says, City Does” story examining the relationship between the city and Simon family.
• Silver. Best coverage of local breaking news for health care reporter J.K. Wall’s online and print coverage of Eli Lilly and Co.’s plans to lay off 5,500 employees and restructure the company.
• Silver. Best recurring feature for Managing Editor Greg Andrews’ weekly Behind the News column.
• Silver. Best website for IBJ.com.
• Bronze. Best feature layout for a Construction/Design/Engineering Focus cover.
Los Angeles-based AABP is a national organization representing 64 independent magazine and newspaper members in the United States, Canada and Australia.
Also this month, IBJ was honored by Editor and Publisher magazine with one of its coveted EPpy interactive awards. IBJ.com was named best newspaper-affiliated website with fewer than 1 million unique monthly visitors. The site also was a finalist in the best business website category. The EPpys were handed out June 17 in Las Vegas.