27 First Place Winners Announced for the 2020 SIPAwards Competition

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27 First Place Winners Announced for the 2020 SIPAwards Competition

WASHINGTON, DC (June 2, 2020) – In a live, virtual ceremony, the Specialized Information Publishers Association (SIPA) today named 27 first-place winners in its 41st annual SIPAwards competition, recognizing excellence among publishers in editorial, marketing and product success. The winners were announced following the virtual SIPA 2020 Annual Conference June 1-2.

“The SIPAwards showcase the top-notch journalism and valuable solutions specialized publishers provide for the niche communities they serve across the globe,” said SIIA President Jeff Joseph. “Now more than ever, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate the editorial excellence provided by this crucial marketplace. SIPA members inform news and trends in industries that are the backbone of the global economy.”

Multiple category first-place winners include BioWorld, Money-Media, Relias, Behr’s Verlag, Industry Dive and Communications Daily. The judging was conducted by 30 specially chosen industry peers. Two special awards were given: The David Swit Award for Best Investigative Reporting went to Education Week for “Schools Are Deploying Massive Digital Surveillance Systems. The Results Are Alarming.” And the Margie Weiner Award for Best New Success Story went to Copyrightlaws.com for their pre-pandemic Zoom On In sessions.

“We heartily congratulate all of the winners on their exceptional content, successful marketing initiatives, and impressive product success,” said Amanda McMaster, SIPA’s managing director. “The winning entries truly embody the spirit of the awards, which is to continue to exceed industry standards and set new benchmarks for performance and efficiency.”
Here are the 2020 SIPAward first-place winners. For a complete listing, please see the SIPAwards website.
Editorial Categories
Best Blog or Commentary
Magna Publications
For Those Who Teach
Maryellen Weimer
Best Daily Publication
BioWorld - The Daily Biopharmaceutical News Source
Lynn Yoffee, Jennifer Boggs, Michael Fitzhugh, Karen Carey, Peter Winter, Anette Breindl, Randy Osborne, Lee Landenberger, Mari
Best Editorial Video Work
FundFire - Money-Media
What Are Opportunity Zones? FundFire Explainer
Tom Stabile, TJ Fabian, Deepti Agnew
Best Instructional, Scientific or Technical Reporting
Relias Media
"Code Melancholia: A Review of Depression for Emergency Physicians," Emergency Medicine Reports
Frank J. Edwards, MD; Sandra M. Schneider, MD; J. Stephan Stapczynski, MD; and Shelly Morrow Mark
Best Interpretive or Analytical Reporting: Business/Marketing/Other (tie)
SHRM Online
All the Lonely People
Agenda - Money-Media
A Window Into One Board’s Executive Comp Overhaul
Amanda Gerut
Best Interpretive or Analytical Reporting: Financial/Investing
Bitter Harvest
Maura Webber Sadovi, Maria Chutchian, Farhin Lilywala and Paula Seligson
Best Interpretive or Analytical Reporting: Health Care/Regulatory/Education
Industry Dive - BioPharma Dive
Jacob Bell, Ned Pagliarulo, Kim Dixon
Best Interview or Profile of Someone in Your Industry
Industry Dive - Food Dive
With the Dairy Industry in a Sour State, Borden CEO Plots Comeback for One-Time Milk Giant
Christopher Doering and Megan Poinski
Best Newsletter or Ezine (non-daily): Business/Marketing/Other
The Habitat Group
Commercial Lease Law Insider
Glenn S. Demby
Best Newsletter or Ezine (non-daily): Financial/Investing
Irving Levin Associates
Health Care M&A News
Lisa E. Phillips, Dylan Sammut
Best Newsletter or Ezine (non-daily): Health Care/Regulatory/Education
Relias Media
Hospital Infection Control & Prevention
Gary Evans; Patrick Joseph, MD; and Jason Schneider
Best Podcast
Behr's Akademie
Report for the Food Industry: Best Podcast on iTunes After 5 Days
Arno Langbehn, Deniz Dag and Jette Heinsohn
Best Series of Articles on One Topic - Business/Marketing/Other
Energy Intelligence Group
Flaring in the Permian
Deon Daugherty
Best Series of Articles on One Topic - Financial/Investing
Life Annuity Specialist - Money-Media
Clashing Over Claims
Richard Bedard, Rachael Zisk, Daphne Zhang
Best Series of Articles on One Topic - Health Care/Regulatory/Education
Transforming Drug, Med-Tech R&D With AI
Karen Carey, Mark McCarty, Mari Serebrov, Elise Mak, Jihyun Kim, Tamra Sami, T.V. Padma, Anette Breindl, Stacy Lawrence, Peter
Best Single Feature Article
Agenda - Money-Media
How Directors Are Dealing With Gun Violence
Stephanie Forshee and Jennifer Williams-Alvarez
Best Single-Topic Special Publication
Communications Daily
Special Report on Emergency Communications
Adam Bender, Howard Buskirk, Matt Daneman, Jonathan Make, Jimm Phillips and Monty Tayloe
Best Spot News or Single News Article
Communications Daily
Spot Coverage of Net Neutrality
Adam Bender, Howard Buskirk, Matt Daneman and Jimm Phillips
Best Use of Data
FundFire - Money-Media
Just Nine Foundations Control Over 30% of the Market
Alana Pipe
The David Swit Award for Best Investigative Reporting
Education Week
Schools Are Deploying Massive Digital Surveillance Systems. The Results Are Alarming
Benjamin Herold, Maya Riser-Kositsky, Emma Patti Harris, Lesli Maxwell
Marketing Categories
Best Awards Program
Government Executive Media Group
Government Hall of Fame
Best Infographic
Biopharma Stocks Up 26% on Average Since Debut with Karuna
Karen Carey
Best New or Relaunched Website
Hello Future, Goodbye pdf: BioWorld Delivers News of Medical Innovation on New Modern Platform
Lynn Yoffee, John Borgman, Cean Howman, Andrea Applegate, Ann Marie Griffith, Amanda Lanier, Holland Johnson, Jennifer Boggs,
Best Use of Social Media
Behr's Publishing House
Musical Birthday Greetings to Xing Contacts
Arno Langbeh, Jette Heinsohn and Deniz Dag
Best Use of Video in Marketing
Behr's GmbH
Strange New World: Today the Company Applies to the Applicant
Arno Langbehn, Jette Heinsohn and Deniz Dag
Best Webinar, eLearning or Online Training Program
Informa Pharma Intelligence
Delighting the Customer: Pharma Intelligence Journalists’ Coverage of Real-World Evidence
Bridget Silverman, Mary-Jo Laffler, Raj Bahra
Margie Weiner Award for Best New Success Story
Zoom On In Copyright
Lesley Ellen Harris

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