IBJ wins 9 national journalism awards

July 6, 2009

IBJ was named third-best large-market business publication and collected eight other national awards at the Alliance of Area Business Publications' summer conference June 27 in Minneapolis.

It was the fourth consecutive year the newspaper has been in the top three, including winning gold in 2007. This year's top prize went to Los Angeles Business Journal, and silver went to Crain's Chicago Business.

In awarding IBJ bronze, judges wrote: "Each issue is so full of information with smart choices on stories that have interesting angles. Design is clean and compelling. There's a newsier approach to stories without sacrificing presentation."

IBJ's other prizes:

• Gold. Best staff-generated blog, Cory Schouten's Property Lines.

• Gold. Best bylined commentary, Mickey Maurer.

• Silver. Best body of work by a reporter, Peter Schnitzler.

• Silver. Best scoop, Chris O'Malley, for "Power co-op facing big bill."

• Silver. Best investigative reporting, Cory Schouten, for "Mortgage scheme unravels."

• Silver. Best editorial, Andrea Muirragui Davis, for "Make Indiana's primary matter."

• Bronze. Best explanatory journalism, J.K. Wall, for "Small towns, big business."

• Bronze. Best use of photography/illustrations, Jo Kelsey Hohlbein, Robin Jerstad, and other IBJ staffers.

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