USGlass Magazine Named a Finalist in ABM’s
Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards— Prestigious “Pulitzer
Prize of B2B Journalism”
February 2, 2010
An article that appeared in AGRR magazines sister
publication, USGlass magazine, Millions Spent, Nothing
Gained, has been named a finalist in the prestigious American
Business Medias (ABM) 56th Annual Jesse H. Neal National Business
Journalism Awards (Neal Awards). The article was written by contributing
editor Tara Taffera, who also serves as vice president of editorial
services for Key Communications, publisher of AGRR and USGlass
Tafferas article, Millions
Spent, Nothing Gained,
appeared in the April 2009 issue of USGlass and was one
of 700 entries submitted for the ABMs Neal Awards. Tafferas
article was one of just three to rank in the finals for the Best
Single Article category for publications that have less than $3
million in gross advertising/circulation revenue.
Tafferas investigative report detailed how, despite the fact
that design work for One World Trade Center (formerly known as the
Freedom Tower) had been done by multiple North American glazing
suppliers, the glass selected ultimately was outsourced to foreign
We are thrilled beyond words to be a finalist in the Neal
competitionlong known as the Pulitzer Prize of
business-to-business journalism, says Key Communications president
Debra Levy. Tara Taffera did an incredible job of investigative
journalism to shine a light on a very sensitive subject. The report
resulted in stories in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times
and ABC News, among others. It also led to a call by one
U.S. Senator for a congressional investigation and, just this week,
was cited in the case being argued about glass tariffs. We have
always believed in the importance of fair, accurate and unbiased
journalism and it's nice to see these efforts recognized.
Were extremely proud of the recognition that Tara and
USGlass have received for this important feature, adds
Megan Headley, editor of USGlass magazine. And while
this recognition from our peers in the publishing industry is very
gratifying indeed, it is made even more so by the flood of feedback
we received from our readers on the value of this article.
It is an honor for our magazine to be recognized in this
way, says Taffera. Our staff does a great job every
day to bring stories of importance to our readers. That often means
digging deep into stories others dont want to tell and our
readers compliment all of our editors for those efforts. It is nice
to be recognized for this by an organization such as ABM.
Award recipients, including the Grand Neal winner, will be unveiled
and honored during the Neal Awards luncheon on March 11 at the Mandarin
Oriental in New York City.
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