IBJ honored at conference


Indianapolis Business Journal won seven national journalism awards at the recent Alliance of Area Busi­ness Pub­lications’ con­ference in Providence, R.I.

IBJ brought home gold in two categories, including best investigative reporting for Cory Schouten’s report on former Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi’s intervention in a major drug case against the client of one of his business partners.

Managing Editor Greg Andrews also won top honors for his weekly “Behind the News” column. 

IBJ’s other prizes:

• Silver: Best industry-specific e-newsletter for reporter J.K. Wall’s Health Care & Reform Weekly e-mail.

• Bronze: Best website.

• Bronze: Best multimedia story/editorial feature for Multimedia Producer Mason King’s videos that ran with a profile of Scotty’s Brewhouse owner Scott Wise.

• Bronze: Best use of photography/illustrations for entries submitted by the IBJ art department.

• Bronze: Best front page for designer/illustrator David Vrabel and former Creative Director Jo Hohlbein. They were honored for an April 2010 design that included an illustration of Biglari Holdings CEO Sardar Biglari and his business idol, Warren Buffett.

IBJ also won a national prize in April at the Society of American Business Editors and Writers’ conference in Dallas. King’s biweekly “Inside Dish” video features on the business of running restaurants earned a “Best in Business” award.