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IBJ received three national journalism awards at the Society of American Business Editors and Writers’ annual conference on March 20 in Phoenix.

SABEW, a not-for-profit based at Arizona State University, launched the contest in 1995 to set standards for business journalism and recognize role models. Judges included faculty as well as professional writers and editors.

Winners were selected from 783 entries in 58 categories.

IBJ.com was one of three small Web sites honored for general excellence. Judges praised the site, which was redesigned in September, saying it “provides an accessible, innovative and sometimes surprising look into Indianapolis business with coverage that expands well beyond [IBJ's] print edition.”

Reporter Cory Schouten won in the enterprise category for his April package of stories on the Simon family’s influence in Indianapolis. A judge wrote: “In highly readable fashion, Schouten provides a detailed cost-benefit analysis that is at once revelatory and unfailingly fair.”

Managing Editor Greg Andrews was honored in the project category for his October story that uncovered trouble brewing at beleaguered businessman Tim Durham’s Fair Finance Co., now the subject of a federal probe. Judges called the piece “classic, bread-and-butter business journalism that had real impact.”

SABEW board members who convened in Phoenix for the conference voted to hold the 2012 event in Indianapolis.

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  • congrats
    Congratulations, Cory. The award is recognition of what your readers already know: you're a really good reporter.
  • congratulations
    Very well deserved. It is a shame more media does not do hard news, I think people appreciate it.

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