IBJ collects print, online awards


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

Judges from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism evaluated 657 entries from 51 publications, 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 email (Health Care & Reform Weekly) and a bronze for best body of work by a reporter.

“We’re pleased with the results as our main competition came from much larger markets – Crain’s Chicago and Crain’s New York, along with the Los Angeles Business Journal,” said Greg Morris, publisher of IBJ Corp. and president of the HSPA board of directors.

IBJ’s other prizes:

• Silver: Best staff-generated blog for Anthony Schoettle’s The Score, a sports-business blog

• Silver: Best feature layout for “Ground zero for right-to-work” by designer David Vrabel

• Bronze: Best of Show – 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.”