IBJ collects 9 print, online journalism awards

IBJ won nine national journalism awards at the Alliance of Area Business Publications’ summer conference June 23 in Milwaukee, Wis.

Judges from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism evaluated 657entries from 51publications, including newspapers in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. All told, 108 gold, silver or bronze awards were handed out.

IBJ won more awards than all publications except Crain's Chicago Business and Crain's New York Business.

Reporter J.K. Wall won two awards–a gold for best industry-specific e-mail (Health Care & Reform Weekly) and a bronze for best body of work by a reporter.

IBJ’s other prizes:

• Silver. Best staff-generated blog for Anthony Schoettle's The Score sports-business blog.

• Silver. Best feature layout for "Ground zero for right-to-work" by designer David Vrabel.

• Bronze. Best website for IBJ.com.

• Bronze. Best coverage of local breaking news for Scott Olson's coverage of the Fair Finance indictments.

• Bronze. Best online scoop to Cory Schouten for breaking the news that Nordstrom was closing its Circle Centre store.

• Bronze. Best multimedia story/editorial feature for the videos and interactive graphics accompanying the Testing Reform education-reform series.

• Bronze. Best bylined commentary for Peter Rusthoven's column "What conservatives should learn from the Cain saga."

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