Why Are We So Excited about Stuart Winning a Neal?

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Stuart Goldman and Neal AwardLast week, Stuart Goldman, our managing editor, headed to New York for the “Pulitzer Prize” of the business press industry, the Jesse H. Neal Awards, sponsored by American Business Media. He was a finalist for his profile of our 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Curt Beusman.

Well, we are happy to report that Stuart didn't have to say it was an honor just to be nominated. Instead, he can say that it is an honor to have won. (See page 4 of the list of winners.) We're very proud! The Neal Awards are the writing awards that business press writers and editors typically prize receiving the most. The awards, established in 1955, recognize editorial excellence in business media publications.

That's not to say we don't cherish other awards we've received. As a matter of fact, this is the second honor Stuart has received this year for his profiles. In January, his profile of Jack LaLanne, our 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award winner, won a gold in the B-to-B, Recreation/Sports/Outdoor, Single Article Category of Folio magazine's Eddie Awards.

And back in August, we won three Azbee awards, which are sponsored by the American Society of Business Publication Editors.

Not only that, but we were notified yesterday that our September 2010 issue is a finalist for Best Health & Fitness/Trade magazine in the Maggie Awards, sponsored by the Western Publishing Association. Results for that award, in which we go up against Idea Fitness Journal (among others), will be announced on April 29.

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