2007 TABBIE WINNERS

 

 

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Department

Gold
1to1 Magazine
Hot Topics
Mila D'Antonio, John Gaffney

 

 

 Judging comments:
"An excellent section that achieved what a lot of magazines fail to do: achieve its lofty aims. Well-written and well-presented."
 

 

Silver
CIO Decisions
Update
Ellen O'Brien, Anne McCrory, Megan Santosus, Stefanie McCann, Lauren Horwitz

 

 Judging comments:
"Nice variety and pace. A real mixture of well-presented content with something for every reader. raphics are great! They bring the reader into the pieces in and of themselves. Copy then follows in a well-written manner with a variety of topics covered focusing on areas of use to the CIO on both a technological and a more personal level."
 

 

 

Bronze
Physicians Practice
Noteworthy
Physicians Practice Staff

 

 Judging comments:
"Very informative and very well-presented. A nice mix and pace to the section. "
 

 

 

Honorable Mention
Construction Equipment
Equipment Executive
Mike Vorster, Rod Sutton

 

 

Honorable Mention
Scotsman Guide, residential edition
Spotlight
Ivanna C. Sukkar, Scotsman Guide staff

 

 

 

Honorable Mention
TechNet Magazine
Hey, Scripting Guy!
Jean Ross, Greg Stemp, TechNet Magazine Editorial, Art, and Production Teams

 


Editor's Column

Gold
Architect
For Starters
Ned Cramer, Editor in Chief

 

 

Judging comments:
"Any column that can tie in an ancient Roman text in such a seamless fashion deserves bonus points just for that. Bright, intellectual (without being snobby), this column (which appeared in Architect's premiere issue) does a great job of explaining what the magazine will be and what will differentiate it in the market. Fantastic job."

 

Silver
Modern Healthcare
You Must Remember This
Neil McLaughlin

 

 

Judging comments:
"Great lead-in with the quotes at the beginning of the column and how great it tied in with the column. Very informative. "

 

Bronze
Atlantic Business Magazine
Please Don't Read This!
Dawn Chafe

 

 

Judging comments:
"This column makes an important point about women in business and the problems they still face despite the progress they've made. The point can't be made enough."

 

Honorable Mention
Computerworld
Checks and Balances
Don Tennant

 

 

Honorable Mention
MOTOR Magazine
Editor's Report
John Lypen

 

 

Honorable Mention
Publishers Weekly
Talk Show Blues
Sara Nelson

 


Focus/Profile Article

Gold
Legal Business
Touchdown
James Baxter, Stephen Doggett, Sam Kenworthy, James Lewis, Tom Freeman

 

 

Judging comments:
"The law can often be a dry, mind-numbing subject (even for the lawyers involved), so it was with much delight that I read the story about a merger between an American law firm and British law firm that practically compelled me to read it. I appreciated its plain language and its focus on the people involved in the merger, along with the excellent sidebars that place the entire merger within a larger context. A complete package in an easy-to-read format. Well done. Deftly written and well-designed — an example of journalism's power to present a backstory while pulling out information in a digestible way."

Silver
Fresh Cup
A Life in Tea: James Norwood Pratt's (Not So) Mad Mission
Julie Beals

 

 

Judging comments:
"This article can't be praised highly enough. The level of detail in the lede and throughout the entire article allows the personality of the subject to shine through. The writing is as rich and flavorful as the tea (and the person) it describes. What a delightful, wonderful story — a joy to read. The story is written with flair and presents the source in a neighborly but solid first-person narrative that's hard to put down."

Bronze
LatinFinance
A Kinder, Gentler Foreign Bank — Scotia's Latin Expansion
Amy Guthrie

 

 

Judging comments:
"This is an example of excellent reporting, as the writer combines statistics, interviews and trends seamlessly. The profile is impactful and refreshingly honest, presenting Scotiabank's decision-making while probing its past."

 

Honorable Mention
Benefits Canada
Juggling Act
Leigh Doyle

 

 

Honorable Mention
Community Banker
Full Plate, Open Mind
Debra Cope, James Swann

 

 

Honorable Mention
Mediaweek
Balancing Act
Anthony Crupi, Jim Cooper, Michael Bürgi

 


How-To Article

Gold
EXHIBITOR
Follow My Lead
Lee Knight, Travis Stanton, Heidi Howe

 

Judging comments:
"Creative approach to an age-old problem. Provides information through the use of example and exhibitor experience to which the reader can relate. It was an easy read. Excellent piece — well written, useful, practical, and graphically pleasing. An exemplary how-to article."

 

 

Silver
InfoWorld
12 Steps to Recovery: Escaping Services Addiction
Dan Tynan, Richard Gincel

 

Judging comments:
"This piece was extremely well written and entertaining to read, as well as packed with practical tips."

 

 

Bronze
Buildings
Putting Best Practices into Action
Leah B. Garris

 

 Judging comments:
"Graphics are excellent. Their very simplicity put the focus on and make the steps of the how to pop. The step listings act almost as callouts, enabling the piece to be quickly scanned for applicability and a deeper read, while gaining information just from the scanning."

 

Honorable Mention
BUILDER
Trade Secrets: It's time to get in fighting form
Jenny Sullivan, Pat Curry, Steve Zurier, Denise Dersin, and Edwin Malstrom

 

 

Honorable Mention
INSTORE
A Las Vegas Survival Kit
David Squires, Paul Holewa, Trace Shelton, Chris Burslem

 

 

 


News Coverage

Gold
National Real Estate Investor
Developments
Matt Valley, Sibley Fleming, Jaun Mims, Parke Chapman, Geoff Lewis

 

 Judging comments:
"Good in-depth coverage. Highly relevant. Great graphics, good covers. National Real Estate Investor presents the right blend in a news section — in-depth reporting, industry trends and true analyses. The section is broken down into easy-to-digest pieces that are aptly labeled. It is easy to navigate and skim. The section is very clean from a design standpoint. It is colorful without being obnoxious or gaudy. There are plenty of entry points and the stories are an appropriate length. Overall: attractive and effective. I kept coming back to NREI as the magazine standard that I was comparing all the rest to."

 

 

Silver
EContent
July/August 2006 News Section, October 2006 News Section
Michelle Manafy, Jared Bernstein

 

 Judging comments:
"The section is very utilitarian, which makes it incredibly easy to navigate. All items are labeled clearly, which helps the reader. For design, there is plenty of white space and muted colors. Artwork is appropriate and helps the reader without cluttering the story. Research goes beyond regurgitating press releases."

 

 

Bronze
Professional Mariner
Maritime Casualties Coverage
John Gormley, Richard Aichele, Peter Marsh, John Snyder, David Tyler, Kate Yeomans

 

 Judging comments:
"Professional Mariner presents information that is useful for its industry. The Maritime Casualties section presented helps professionals avoid accidents and goes in-depth into details with appropriate artwork and photos. Reporting is evident and essential details are chronicled effectively."

 

 

Honorable Mention
Best's Review
Briefing
Best's Review Staff

 

 

Honorable Mention
Computerworld
News Section
Editorial Staff

 

 

Honorable Mention
Modern Healthcare
News Coverage
Paul Barr

 

 


Regular Column

Gold
Law Technology News
Ball in Your Court
Craig Ball, Monica Bay, Shane Deleers

 

 Judging comments:
"Both the Locard's and the hard disk recovery stories drive home critical forensic points, while using lively explanation, such as the Locard introduction (especially evident for people who watched the shows)."

 

 

Silver
Physicians Practice
The Bigger Picture
Pamela L. Moore, PhD

 

 Judging comments:
"Social enterprise angle, very appealing to the current affairs perspective right now. Many commercial enterprise stories, or government stories, are stale. But social enterprise takes readers to a new perspective. The 'new breed of cash only docs' was very human, approachable and refreshing to read."

 

 

Bronze
Broadcasting & Cable
Money Talks
John Higgins

 

 Judging comments:
"Nice commentary. The writer blends hard-hitting interviews and research with a refreshingly concise writing style and a convincing voice. The result is a column that cuts through the clutter, giving readers revealing text that challenges conventional wisdom in the brodcasting and cable industry. The design complements the copy, pulling out stats and incorporating supportive graphics that don't get in the way."

 

 

Honorable Mention
Computerworld
Frankly Speaking: VA's Testimony / Ray Noorda
Frank Hayes

 

 

Honorable Mention
MOTOR Magazine
Performance Perspectives
Mike Mavrigian, John Lypen, Karl Seyfert, Paul Eckstein

 

 

Honorable Mention
The Medical Post
Boundary Lines
Dr. Michael Pare, Dr. Gail Robinson

 


Single News Article

Gold
Computerworld
GM Splits IT Services Work, Pulls Together Rival Vendors
Patrick Thibodeau

 

Judging comments:
"News coverage doesn't get much better than this — timely, easy to read, and chock full of information and analysis."

 

Silver
Pensions & Investments
Companies Sued Over 401(k) Plan Fees
Doug Halonen

 

Judging comments:
"An excellent news article — provided information and quotes from the companies involved as well as from legal experts. The article was very good at pointing out the impact on the readership and offering advice."

 

Bronze
Accountancy Age
Online gaming auditors
Nicholas Neveling

 

Judging comments:
"A timely and well-written piece, clearly addressing a topic near and dear to the hearts of readers — the idea of accountants going to jail. It was detailed and provided good graphics and means to find additional information."

 

 

Honorable Mention
Benefits Canada
False Alarm
Brooke Smith

 

 

Honorable Mention
Best's Review
After Vioxx
Bonnie Brewer Cavanaugh

 

 

Honorable Mention
REALTOR Magazine
Feeling the Pinch
Robert Freedman, Senior Editor

 


Special Section

Gold
Information Security
"Cha-Ching" Careers Guide
Kelley Damore, Mike Mimoso, Bill Brenner, Anne Saita, Maureen Joyce

 

Judging comments:
"Great idea to use 'day in the life' with photos and descriptions true to life. Following someone around gives a real-world perspective and makes it all about the people. In depth coverage of CISOs and the demand for experience and the people behind the jobs and technology. Practical tips on career enhancement were generously given through interviews with high-level executives, making the issue a must-read for the industry. The use of the side colour bar (green) and Anish Bhimani add an attractive, relaxing element to the issue."

 

Silver
PC World
The Future Of...
PC World Editorial Staff

 

Judging comments:
"Great research, use of documents, sources, etc. All facets of industry explored that are important to consumers. Goes beyond the norm and obvious. Thoroughly explores technology through in-depth reporting, photos, graphics, timelines, illustrations, etc."

 

Bronze
RT Image
A Nation in Crisis
RT Image Staff

 

 

Judging comments:
"Photos captured the seriousness of the subject of healthcare and those who suffer. Good research and documentation of what's going on in government as it relates to healthcare issues and why the topic is so convoluted. Good use of sources to 'dumb it down' and document the issues and present some solutions."

 

Honorable Mention
Computerworld
Navigating Global IT
Ellen Fanning, Mitch Betts, Computerworld Staff & Contributors

 

 

Honorable Mention
EXHIBITOR
The Ninth Annual Sizzle Awards
Lee Knight, Travis Stanton, Heidi Howe, Linda Armstrong

 

 

Honorable Mention
Folio: Magazine
How Private Equity Has Changed the Magazine Industry
Tony Silber, Matt Kinsman, Bill Mickey, Dan Trombetto

 

 

Honorable Mention
Glass Magazine
Historic Renovation
Glass Magazine Staff, Heather West, David Martin

 


Technical Article

Gold
Civil Engineering
A Healing Place
Robert L. Reid

 

 

Judging comments:
"Issues were addressed clearly with the use of sources, diagrams and onsite pictures. The technical nature of the article is made palatable with a clever use of simple verbs."

 

 

Silver
Appliance Design
Safer Surfaces
Richard Babyak, Larry Adams

 

 

Judging comments:
"Thorough coverage of an important topic to readers. Clear, crisp, valuable graphics."

 

 

Bronze
Modern Healthcare
Making The Cut
Elizabeth Gardner

 

 

Judging comments:
"Touching on a controversial and often hushed issue, Gardener was able to draw, present and address the issue on medical equipment costs from the industry players. Prevalent trends were succinctly addressed and laid in the open for all to see."

 

 

Honorable Mention
ARCHI-TECH
Touch. Try. Learn.
Maureen Patterson, Elisa Geneser, Scott Easton

 

 

Honorable Mention
Best's Review
Tag, You're It
Lori Chordas

 

 

Honorable Mention
The Medical Post
Revenge of the Stents
Andrew Skelly

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