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2009 TABBIE WINNERS

 

 

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Department

Gold
1 to 1 Magazine
Best Practices
The 1 to 1 Magazine Staff

 

 

 Judging comments:
"Good writing, a broad spectrum of coverage and creative design elements make this department a winner."
 

 

Silver
ED Tech Focus on K through 12
Lesson Plan
The Magazine Group

 

 Judging comments:
"This simple, one-page department delivers lesson-plan advice to teachers accompanied by a useful Teaching Tips sidebar. Easy to tear out and keep in a lesson-plan file."
 

 

 

Bronze
NCAA Champion
Faces section, winter and summer issues of NCAA Champion Magazine
Gary Brown, Greg Johnson, Jack Copeland, Michelle Brutlag Hosick, Leilana McKindra

 

 Judging comments:
"Skillful writing and smart layouts make this people-focused department a great example of how to build community recognition within a publication."
 

 

 

Honorable Mention
Law Technology News
Technology of Trial
Claire Duffett, Monica Bay, Shane DeLeers

 

 

Honorable Mention
Modern Healthcare
International Healthcare
Shawn Rhea

 


Editor's Column

Gold
Exhibitor Magazine
As a Matter of Fact
Travis Stanton

 

 

Judging comments:
"This column is nearly perfect. Not only does it present a strong editorial voice, it displays actual reporting skills, has a nice kicker at the end (it made me chuckle) and does a service to the industry by debunking a myth that has the potential to spook the industry. Hearty congratulations to Travis are in order — great job."

 

Silver
The Journal Of Commerce
Freight and Friends
Joseph Bonney

 

 

Judging comments:
"Nearly every trade magazine last year published an editor’s column last year about the election of President Barack Obama, but Joseph Bonney’s addition to the genre provided a context to his election that had a direct impact on the industry, but also the city where Obama makes his home. Bonney’s direct, straight-forward reporting — as well as the impact it could have on the industry and the country, made this column effective and interesting."

 

Bronze
Inspection Trends
Editor's Note
Mary Ruth Johnsen, Inspection Trends

 

 

Judging comments:
"Certification and education are critical issues in any industry, and Johnsen makes a compelling case for the need to increase education in one particular area of the welding industry."

 

Honorable Mention
Architect
You're Green? Then Show Us the Data
Ned Cramer

 

 

Honorable Mention
Law Technology News
Just Equal
Monica Bay

 

 

Honorable Mention
Physicians Practice
Editor's Note: Healthcare's Quiet Tragedy
Bob Keaveney

 


Focus/Profile Article

Gold
Professionally Speaking
Raising Cognitive Capacity
Leanne Miller, Joyce Mason

 

 

Judging comments:
"The journalist has skilfully combined human interest with some quite complex medical, sociological and educational information into an easily understood and interesting read."

"This is a fascinating and well-done piece on an innovative teaching method involving brain theory and research. Well crafted and captivating."


Silver
Vodaworld Magazine
Vodaworld Magazine - Alan Knott - Craig Tribute
Vodaworld Magazine, Published by Interactive Africa

 

 

Judging comments:
"This profile piece was a pleasure to read – packed with history and drama…a sure crowd-pleaser for this audience of cell phone users."

"Very well written, kept reader's attention from start to conclusion."


Bronze
Exhibitor Magazine
Rebel with a Cause
Brian Todd

 

 

Judging comments:
"It is hard to imagine that an article about an exhibition stand could hold any interest at all, let alone keep you riveted as to the success of its outcome. The writer successfully incorporates the rebel theme throughout."

"This article is a joy to read – both entertaining and informative. The long-term nature of the reporting make this piece especially interesting and valuable."

 

Honorable Mention
Biz Ed
Brand Evangelist
Sharon Shinn, Tricia Bisoux, Annette DeLisle

 

 

Honorable Mention
Realtor Magazine
The Year You'll Get Involved
Kelly Quigley

 


How-To Article

Gold
Instore
Is Your Store Sales Fit
Eileen McClelland, Josh Wimmer

 

Judging comments:
"This article is extremely well written and easy to read – full of great advice that seems easy to implement. Well done."

 

 

Silver
Buildings
How to Protect Your Building from Severe Weather
Jenna Aker

 

Judging comments:
"This is a practical and tips-packed resource on how to protect buildings from freak weather happenings – useful and informative."

 

 

Bronze
PC World
Hack Your Hardware
Robert Strohmeyer, Beth Kamoroff, Tracy Yee-Vaught

 

 Judging comments:
"Good, and consistent in content."

"A really cool and irreverent article guaranteed to save techies a lot of cash...great how-to tips perfectly tailored to this PC-loving audience."

 

Honorable Mention
Forum Magazine
Take Off !
Kristin Doucet, Marjo Johne - Writer

 

 

Honorable Mention
Realtor Magazine
Life is …One Long Negotiation
Mariwyn Evans

 


News Coverage

Gold
Computerworld
News Pages, August 18, 2008 and February 18, 2008
Computerworld Staff

 

 Judging comments:
"Short, punchy and to-the-point, Computerworld's news articles are filled with interesting editorial devices to keep the reader engaged in their content. Although technical in nature, the articles are easy to digest and without fail well written."

"Comprehensive reporting with clearly designed formats."

 

 

Silver
Pensions & Investments
Untangling the market mess
Nancy Webman, Editor

 

 Judging comments:
"Authoritative, proactive news reporting combined with many editorial devices to provide readers with a quick overview of the issue make Pensions & Investments magazine a captivating read. The layout is unfortunately where the publication falls down as articles jump from one page to another interrupting any chance of the reader becoming engrossed in an article."

 

 

Bronze
Network World
Network World News sections from April 7, 2008 and April 14, 2008
Network World Staff

 

 Judging comments:
"Network World provides a good mix of breaking news, news analysis, insight and interesting snippets. Good integration of online content within print, eg. Coverage of Chat. Articles are short generally and there are several editorial devices to keep the reader involved."

 

 

Honorable Mention
Modern Healthcare
Modern Healthcare News Coverage
Modern Healthcare Staff, Paul Barr

 

 

Honorable Mention
Chemist+Druggist
Salary Survey & Summer Blockbuster
Max Gosney, Jen Richardson, Zoe Smeaton, Fiona Salvage, Gary Paragpuri

 


Regular Column

Gold
NCAA Champion
In The Media Who's Calling Who Names and It Pays to Consider the Source
David Pickle

 

 Judging comments:
"Well-written, interesting and funny."

 

 

Silver
Computerworld
Frankly Speaking
Frank Hayes

 

 Judging comments:
"This article was interesting and had an eye-catching, clevel layout."

 

 

Bronze
Injection Molding Magazine
The Troubleshooter
Patrick Lundy, Rob Neiley, Arnie Chitwood, Bob Hatch, Brian Wu

 

 Judging comments:
"Consistent, nice layout. Nice entry points and graphics, and definitely useful to the reader in his/her job."

 

 

Honorable Mention
MOTOR Magazine
Trouble Shooter
Karl Seyfert

 

 

Honorable Mention
Physicians Practice
The Bigger Picture
Pamela L. Moore


Single News Article

Gold
Engineering News-Record
Nation's Deadliest: Crane-Accident Probe Targets Nylon Slings
Tom Sawyer, Tudor Van Hampton, Debra Rubin, Jack Buehrer, Guy Lawrence

 

Judging comments:
"The lead grafs cited experts to establish the premise of the nylon webbing being faulty. The rest of the story supports that theory very well, with excellent sourcing and supporting photography."

 

Silver
Network World
Selling your skills to software
Denise Dubie, Senior Editor and John Dix, Editor in Chief

 

Judging comments:
"Very good story structure. Excellent sourcing. Anecdotal lead works well and meshes with first-person sidebar (a great interactive idea!) Graphics and entry points work well (lots of subheads)."

 

Bronze
Pensions & Investments
401 (k) plans could be facing a total revamp
Nancy Webman, editor; Doug Halonen, reporter

 

Judging comments:
"Very timely topic, well written and organized."

 

 

Honorable Mention
Travel Industry Review Southern Africa
Frequent Fliers Head for Loyalty Programme Shock
Melany Bendix

 

 

Honorable Mention
Veterinary Forum
Pet Food Recall: Company Plays Integral Role in Cracking the Case
Marie Rosenthal, MS

 


Special Section

Gold
Network World
Power: What you don’t know will cost you
Beth Schultz, Supplements Editor

 

Judging comments:
"Proof that there are no boring subjects; only boring writing. This is an excellent example of how to put a mainstream societal concern into context for a unique audience. The writing and approach shows, rather than tells, readers why they should care about the topic; uses examples from successful readers to show the rest of the audience how they stand to benefit; and provides solutions to overcoming potential obstacles to getting started in their own operation. How do they do this every week?!"

"Everything about this story--from the original research and use of graphic elements to the handy how-to sidebar tips--makes it an important resource for readers who need to reduce the energy load of data centers."

 

Silver
Exhibitor Magazine
The Green Exhibiting Issue
Exhibitor Magazine Staff

 

Judging comments:
"This special coverage distills an extremely technical (in the case of carbon trading) and controversial (in the case of what constitutes "green practices") issue for a non-technical audience while presenting successful examples readers can copy. All packaged in an easily accessible graphic format. I applaud the editors' success at avoiding "greenwashing."

"Good work showing how exhibitors across varied industries can turn their trade show efforts green. The Fast Fact boxes and sidebars lend extra support to what is already smart coverage of emerging issues."

 

Bronze
Educause Review
September/October 2008: Back to (Virtual) School
D. Teddy Diggs

 

 

Judging comments:
"Even though the magazine doesn't use traditional reporting techniques, it makes it easy for readers to grasp the tenets of a controversial and highly technical issue well by breaking the topic into logical 'categories' and covering each. Also, very logical use of avatars!"

 

Honorable Mention
Buildings
Lessons From the Flood
Linda Monroe, Jana Madsen, Leah Garris, Jenna Aker

 

 

Honorable Mention
Computerworld
Whodunit?
Ellen Fanning, Computerworld Staff and Contributors


Technical Article

Gold
Wood Design & Building
Eco-Friendly Wood Finishes: The New Order
Bernadette Johnson, Sharon MacIntosh, Ioana Lazea

 

 

Judging comments:
"This article was very good, informative, and interesting. It was definitely helpful to the reader's jobs. I actually enjoyed reading about this topic and I know nothing about it."

 

 

Silver
Network World
802.11n gear 10 times faster than current Wi-Fi offerings
David Newman, Lab Alliance Partner and Christine Burns, Executive Editor, Testing

 

 

Judging comments:
"Good, interesting, funny and witty."

 

 

Bronze
NZ Plumbers' Journal
Burning Down the House!
Beverly Sellers

 

 

Judging comments:
"Interesting article. Nice use of head, subheads, etc. Overall, a well-done article with a great style."

 

 

Honorable Mention
Computerworld
Moo IT
Robert L Mitchell, Kathleen Melymuka, April Montgomery

 

 

Honorable Mention
Veterinary Forum
Share Their Pain
Paul Basilio, Asoociate Editor

 


 

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