ABA Journal wins best Web News Section and other national honors at 2018 Azbee Awards

EDITOR’S NOTE

ABAJournal.com won a national gold award for best Web News Section and the ABA Journal received an honorable mention for Magazine of the Year in its revenue category at the 2018 Azbee Awards. The awards, given by the American Society of Business Publication Editors on Thursday in Washington, D.C., recognize outstanding work by business-to-business, trade, association or professional publications.

The ABA Journal also won four other national gold awards for news features, government coverage and design. A complete list of the ABA Journal’s national Azbee awards:

- ABA Journal wins best Web News Section and other national honors at 2018 Azbee Awards

National Gold Awards

Azbee Category: Online > Web News Section
Title of Entry: ABA Journal: Law News Now
Awarded to: Debra Weiss, senior writer; Sarah Mui, assistant managing editor; Stephen Rynkiewicz, web producer; Lee Rawles, associate editor; Stephanie Francis Ward, senior writer; Andrew Lefkowitz, deputy web editor

Azbee Category: Print > Government Coverage
Awarded to: Lorelei Laird, legal affairs writer; Jason Tashea, legal affairs writer; Kevin Davis, assistant managing editor

Azbee Category: Print > Feature Article – General Interest > Less Than $3 Million Revenue
Title of Entry:Erasing the News
Awarded to: Terry Carter, senior writer; Reginald Davis, managing editor

Azbee Category: Print > Impact/Investigative
Title of Entry:Troubled Passage
Awarded to: Stephanie Francis Ward, senior writer; Reginald Davis, managing editor

Azbee Category: Design > Opening Page/Spread-Illustration > Less Than $3 Million Revenue
Title of Entry:Managing Cyber Risk
Awarded to: Brenan Sharp, deputy design director

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National Silver Awards

Azbee Category: Print > News Section
Title of Entry: The Docket
Awarded to: Kevin Davis, assistant managing editor; Lorelei Laird, legal affairs writer; Jason Tashea; legal affairs writer; Mark Walsh; contributing writer

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Azbee Category: Print > Technical Article
Title of Entry:Calculating Crime
Awarded to: Jason Tashea, legal affairs writer

Azbee Category: Design > Front Cover-Photo Illustration
Title of Entry:Erasing the News
Awarded to: Brenan Sharp, deputy design director; Don Levey, photographer

National Bronze Award

Azbee Category: Print > Regular Department
Title of Entry: Opening Statements
Awarded to: Liane Jackson, Assistant Managing Editor; Robert Fernandez, design director

The ABA Journal also won a number of awards for the Upper Midwest Region (consisting of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin). All of the national winners won regional gold awards except “Troubled Law Schools,” which won a Regional Silver Award.

Also winning Regional Gold Awards:

Legal Rebels, in the Azbee Category: Online > Web Microsite/Special Section (Non-Trade Show/Conference)
Building the 21st-Century Law Firm, in the Azbee Category: Print > Feature Series
Resistance Redux, in the Azbee Category: Print > Group Profile

Winning Regional Silver Awards:

ABAJournal.com, in the Azbee Category: Online > New or Relaunched Website
• “Ad It Up!” in the Azbee Category: Print > Feature Article – General Interest > Less Than $3 Million Revenue

Winning Regional Bronze Awards:

Legal Tech Coverage, in the Azbee Category: Online > Online Product Review
Judicial Nominations, in the Azbee Category: Online > Online Single Topic Coverage by a Team
Legal Rebels, in the Azbee Category: Design > Feature Article Design > Less Than $3 Million Revenue
Web 100 in the Azbee Category: Design > Feature Article Design > Less Than $3 Million Revenue
• “Rallying for Reform” in the Azbee Category: Design > Opening Page/Spread-Photo > Less Than $3 Million Revenue

The ABA Journal also won two Peter Lisagor Awards, which honor the best of Chicago journalism. The awards are given by the Chicago Headline Club, the nation’s largest chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

• “A Father’s Mission,” by Kevin Davis, best feature story or series.
• ”Drone Law” and “May the Force,” by Brenan Sharp, best illustration.

Updated at 10:15 p.m. to include Lisagor award-winners.


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