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66th Neal Awards Announces 2020 Finalists; Annual Celebration of B2B Journalism’s Best and Brightest Runs March 27 in NYC
NEW YORK (February 20, 2020) – Connectiv, the Business Information Association (a division of the Software and Information Industry Association), today announced finalists for the 66th Jesse H. Neal Awards – the premier awards program honoring B2B journalism. Winners will be announced during a special awards ceremony held March 27 at Current at Chelsea Piers in New York City.
“For sixty-six years, the annual Neal Awards place a spotlight on the best of the best in B2B journalism. The Neals recognize the editors, journalists, technologists, executives and creatives along with the cutting-edge technical platforms and services that make this sector so important, effective and innovative,” said Jeff Joseph, SIIA president. “We live in a time in which the work our finalists do – presenting trusted information in a dynamic manner – has never been more important. These honorees reflect and inform us about the critical, real-life issues facing the many industries they represent, our nation and our world. Congrats to all of our finalists and to our judges.”
Finalists for the Neal Awards — in a complete range of digital and traditional content disciplines — were announced following a comprehensive and rigorous evaluation process by peer professionals. Companies with the most finalists in the 2020 competition include ALM, BNP Media, Crain Communications, Arizent (formerly SourceMedia) and Winsight. View all the finalists or by category.
A total of 53 winners will be announced at the March ceremony, culminating in the Grand Neal Award, honoring the most outstanding entry from among the winners in all categories. A panel of 14 judges reviewed the finalists to select the winners in 21 editorial categories.
The Neal Awards also will honor the recipients of four special recognition Leadership Awards, including the prestigious Marianne Dekker Mattera Award for dedicated mentoring; the G.D. Crain Award for distinguished editorial career; Timothy White Award for exemplary leadership in the face of challenges and pressures; and the McAllister Editorial Fellowship, given to an editor who will teach journalism at Northwestern University’s prestigious Medill School of Journalism.
“The quality and range of this year’s field of competitors was inspiring,” said David Longobardi, chair of the Neal Awards and chief content officer of CyberRisk Alliance. “We saw truly high-impact work from many brands, unlocking new information and insights, and telling new stories, with far-reaching implications. And we saw several relatively new contenders earn their way to the front of pack.”
Connectiv (the Business Information Association, a division of SIIA) is the only global business information association that accelerates innovation for leading and emerging content, data and technology companies. Connectiv helps members move faster and smarter with collective knowledge, access and resources. We move business forward by providing the essential information and services that are pivotal for millions of global businesses to make the right decisions to drive commerce. Connectiv membership represents over 200 world-class business information companies who reach an audience of more than 100 million professionals. These companies drive more than $20 billion in annual revenues, and their collective industries represent a $400 billion global market. For more information, visit http://www.siia.net/connectiv.
SIIA is an umbrella association representing 800+ technology, data and media companies globally. Industry leaders work through SIIA’s divisions to address issues and challenges that impact their industry segments with the goal of driving innovation and growth for the industry and each member company. This is accomplished through in-person and online business development opportunities, peer networking, corporate education, intellectual property protection and public policy advocacy. For more information, visit siia.net.