2008 TABBIE WINNERS

 

 

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Department

Gold
Storage
Trends
Trina MacDonald, Ellen O'Brien, Rich Castagna, Kim Hefner, Heather Darcy

 

 

 Judging comments:
"Very nice use of shorts and graphics for interesting reading. Information is applicable to its audience and provides useful tools. Visually appealing, engaging and insightful."
 

 

Silver
Civil Engineering
History Lesson
Brett Hansen

 

 Judging comments:
"Great concept. Design, while simple, provides a historical look which is the subject of the pieces. Well-chosen events illustrate and provide useful information and lessons learned for today's civil engineer."
 

 

 

Bronze
Construction Equipment
Buying File
Mike Anderson

 

 Judging comments:
"Well laid out and written, genuinely useful to the reader."
 

 

 

Honorable Mention
HemAware
HemAware, Jr.
The Magazine Group; National Hemophilia Foundation; Gregory Atkins; Meredith Stanton

 

 

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

 


Editor's Column

Gold
Publishers Weekly
Stet the Edit
Sara Nelson

 

 

Judging comments:
"Article is simple and easy to follow. Makes a strong case for the recognition of the editor's contributions to great written works. A lively, personable delivery (thanks to some deft editing, no doubt) citing a compelling example (stories by Raymond Carver)."

 

Silver
Shipping Digest
Commerce with Cuba
William Armbruster

 

 

Judging comments:
"A clear and unassailably logical case against maintaining a trade embargo with Cuba. Language is direct and concise. Provides a link to a report of interest. A masterfully executed editorial."

 

Bronze
Architect
Walter Netsch, Architect
Ned Cramer

 

 

Judging comments:
"Nothing like making it personal. Writer uses the example of a respected, elderly architect to take the profession to task for stripping its elders of ther professional identity when they retire."

 

Honorable Mention
Construction Equipment
Sutton Report
Rod Sutton

 

 

Honorable Mention
PC World
Techlog
Harry McCracken, editor in chief; Ramon G. McLeod, editor; Steven Gray, senior copy editor; Barbara Adamson, art director; Beth Kamoroff, deputy art director

 

 

Honorable Mention
Network World
Breaches: Boards need to wake up
John Dix

 

 

Honorable Mention
Lebanon Opportunities
Bikini or Veil
Ramzi El Hafez

 


Focus/Profile Article

Gold
Fortune
The Strange Existence of Ram Charan
David Whitford

 

 

Judging comments:
"Outstanding, captivating piece effectively capturing the character of one of the world's most interesting men in a thought-provoking manner. A riveting read from beginning to end, thoughtfully describing Ram Charan's inspiring accomplishments. The brevity of the piece in no way hides the portrayed nuances of Charan's day-to-day existence, which a dedicated writer could only have observed and described having spent a significant amount of time with the subject."

Silver
rt image
A Floating Miracle
rt image staff

 

 

Judging comments:
"Heartening tale of an admirable project that inspires the reader to want to do more and read more about the topic. Seeking to create awareness and mobilize support for the cause, the writer has managed not to foster a sense of guilt. By describing the plight of individuals treated on these Mercy Ships, the actual contribution being made is all the more personalised, keeping the reader engaged right to the end of the article. A must-read, captivating account of a worthy cause and a worthy tribute to those who contribute to it."

Bronze
Exhibitor Magazine
Music to their Rears
Exhibitor Magazine Staff

 

 

Judging comments:
"A saucy, sassy tribute to Napster's award-winning 'purrlesque' exhibition booth written in a compelling, humourous way. Despite the risqué topic, the writer has managed to reveal the accomplishment in a tongue-in-cheek yet educational manner. The layout is appealing and the length of the article totally accessible, easy to read and captivating."

 

Honorable Mention
H — The Hotel Magazine
Stand by your Grand
Mark Hayes

 

 

Honorable Mention
SQM
Built to Last
Sally Lindsay, Deborah Hill Cone (writer), Mark Synnott (managing director)

 


How-To Article

Gold
BUILDER
Trade Secrets: Crunch Time
Pat Curry, Steve Zurier, Denise Dersin, Evan Potler, Deborah Leopold

 

Judging comments:
"Very well-written section with real examples and quotes to back up information. Very attractive design with theming and analogy carried through all pieces. It's hard to imagine a perfect article, but I believe this is one. Thorough and fun-to-read text was tied together with a playful football theme — and it worked!"

 

 

Silver
PC World
How to Survive the Worst PC Disasters
Dennis O'Reilly, senior associate editor; Edward N. Albro, editor; Stephen Compton, senior copy editor; Barbara Adamson, art director; Beth Kamoroff, deputy art director

 

Judging comments:
"Great information and well-written. Simple but addresses real issues. Reader Tales is a very nice element. Nice focused use of layout, design and conjunction of elements throughout the piece. In the introduction, it says to keep this article for when you need it — I will probably do that myself! An excellent combination of modern, witty graphics with practical tips and detailed advice. It's obvious this article took a substantial amount of time and effort, as well as creativity."

 

 

Bronze
Realtor Magazine
Fifth Annual List Issue: The Only Tool You Need
Julie Fournier, Manager of Creative Design; Isabella Mathews, Graphic Designer

 

 Judging comments:
"If a person wanted to become a realtor, they would find this article extremely helpful. The pocketknife theme worked well as a graphic element to tie it all together."

 

Honorable Mention
Buildings
Four Ways to Shrink Your Building's Carbon Footprint
Leah B. Garris

 

 

Honorable Mention
Exhibitor Magazine
Six Simple Snips for Significant Savings
Exhibitor Magazine Staff

 

 

 


News Coverage

Gold
Chemist+Druggist
Max Gosney, Jennifer Richardson, Tom Hawkins, Zoe Smeaton, Gary Paragpuri

 

 Judging comments:
"Although C+D's news section is small, it is incredibly focused on issues that affect its readers. C+D does a great job of mixing opinion with reporting. The man on the street section does a great job of blending opinion and fact to engage the reader in what's going on."

 

 

Silver
Computerworld
September 10, 2007 and November 12, 2007 Issues
Computerworld Editorial Staff

 

 Judging comments:
"Computerworld has an outstanding news section that is attractive, easy to read and is also on the pulse of what is happening in the industry. Information presented is well-rounded and well-researched. The news staff does a great job of providing analyses in short bites that are easy for readers to digest."

 

 

Bronze
New Zealand Retail
Newsclips
Lynda Gray, Ange Hinricks

 

 Judging comments:
"New Zealand Retail has a fun, eye-catching news section that made me want to read every entry. While it was fun, bright and cheerful, it still presented information that is crucial to its audience. The layout makes excellent use of art and space."

 

 

Honorable Mention
Property People Focus
News & Views
Property People Staff

 

 

Honorable Mention
Australian Dairy Foods
October, December 2007 Issues
Irina Fainberg, Natalie Stewart, Anne Burgi

 

 

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

 

 


Regular Column

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

 

 Judging comments:
"Excellent layout. The writing is a departure from unnecessary legalese, with a nice explanation to the myth of evidence (page equivalency)."

 

 

Silver
The Medical Post
Spirit of Medicine
Dr. Max Zahir, Dr. Paul Caldwell

 

 Judging comments:
"Excellent and deserving human angle features, with great story telling. The features illustrate with captivating flow, and engage the reader well. Good story telling; strong lesson for readers, but not told too forcefully; art accompanying story was effective; both examples were very thoughtful."

 

 

Bronze
Network World
'Net Buzz
Paul McNamara

 

 Judging comments:
"Clear thoughts from the writer, and yet succinct. His cynicism is not unnecessarily caustic, but with a logical presentation. Concise, well laid out, easy to read; example one was clever and a fresh take on a common theme; example 2 was strong and well-reported."

 

 

Honorable Mention
School Planning & Management
Top Flight School Law Enforcement Officers and Safety in Word and Deed
Michael Dorn, Columnist; Deborah P. Moore, Executive Editor/Publisher; Jerry Enderle, Editor

 

 

Honorable Mention
CRM magazine
Pint of View
Marshall Lager, Editors of CRM magazine

 

 

Honorable Mention
Computerworld
Frankly Speaking: What, IT worry? / Game-changer
Frank Hayes

 


Single News Article

Gold
Network World
How close is World War 3.0?
Carolyn Duffy Marsan, Bob Brown

 

Judging comments:
"Fascinating story and indepth anaysis of the problem as well. Wonderful reporting and fantastic sidebars — nice way to bring the problem close to the readers by offering the 10 steps. Great map as well, which contributed to the great design of the news story."

 

Silver
Computerworld
Iranians claim to use AMD chips in supercomputer
Patrick Thibodeau, Craig Stedman

 

Judging comments:
"I liked the story behind how the story came into the magazine. Good reporting on an interesting topic, even for an industry outsider."

 

Bronze
EContent
TechPresident Takes a Web 2.0 Look at the 2008 Presidential Campaign
Michelle Manafy, Michael LoPresti

 

Judging comments:
"Very interesting article, even from an industry outsider's view. It would be great if mainstream media or eContent conducted follow-up articles now that the election is closer. Good analysis in addition to solid reporting."

 

 

Honorable Mention
Realtor Magazine
Real Estate's Wild Card
Robert Freedman, Senior Editor

 

 

Honorable Mention
Pensions & Investments
Pension goldmine awaits AT&T, Occidental CEOs
Barry B. Burr, Nancy Webman

 


Special Section

Gold
NYSE
Developing the Future
Sharon Kahn, Lauren Donaldson

 

Judging comments:
"Editorial style appropriate and inspiring to readership; Well researched and interesting slant to topics. Brave topics covered; bold layout with white space effectively used. A very slick package. Beautiful artwork, nicely tied together. I liked the duality between the info-based front section and the bylined articles at the end. Good variety to represent a diverse readership, too."

 

Silver
Pharmacy Practice
Health & Disease Management
Rosalind Stefanac, Honey Fisher, Shawn Samson, Jeffrey Smith, Tanya Stuart, Lu-Ann Murdoch

 

Judging comments:
"An excellent package of easy-to-use information. Format was consistent and very accessible. Content was concise but not simplified. A very valuable tool for the readership."

 

Bronze
Law Technology News
EDD Showcase
Monica Bay, Shane DeLeers, Russ Curtis

 

 

Judging comments:
"Well balanced editorial, appropriate and applicable for the market it serves; articles well researched to give different opinions. Layout draws reader into topics, lives up to initial promise of magazine."

 

Honorable Mention
Buildings
Interior Products: Buying Gone Bad
Linda K. Monroe, Jana J. Madsen, Leah B. Garris

 

 

Honorable Mention
Network World
New Data Center
Beth Schultz

 

 

Honorable Mention
CRM magazine
CRM Market Awards
David Myron, Laura Hegyi, Joshua Weinberger, Marshall Lager, Editors of CRM magazine

 

 

Honorable Mention
BUILDER
Out of Reach
The Builder Staff

 


Technical Article

Gold
Storage
Face-off: EMC DMX-3 vs. Hitachi USP1100
Brad O'Neill, Rich Castagna, Rich Friedman, Kim Hefner, Heather Darcy

 

 

Judging comments:
"Professional and interesting design immediately draws the reader's interest despite the technical nature of the content. Juxtaposing two storage systems, with practical examples and case studies showcasing the pros and cons of each system assists reader's with their choice between the two systems. The article draws on the expertise of industry leaders who have used both systems providing readers with first-hand accounts of the benefits and drawbacks. Highly educational! This article was a well researched and analyzed piece of business journalism. It honestly compared two competing technologies in a no-nonsense manner."

 

 

Silver
Speech Technology
Heightened Level of Alert
Leonard Klie

 

 

Judging comments:
"Practical explanation of the risks and challenges associated with VoIP providing a variety of contrasting views and practical tips on how to manage the associated risks. Very useful article presented in an accessible way. Wonderful lead image of a scary dog and a cute dog! This feature was a thoroughly researched analysis of one of today's modern technologies — Voice over Internet Protocol — and its less understood security concerns. Well done."

 

 

Bronze
Architect
3555 Hayden
Ned Cramer, Vernon Mays

 

 

Judging comments:
"Detailed technical specs and explanation provided for architects who 'love detail'. Visuals and text combine to present a useful perspective on a cutting-edge, innovative architectural design, inspiring readers to push conventional boundaries."

 

 

Honorable Mention
Medical Design
Turning thoughts into action
Victoria Reitz

 

 

Honorable Mention
Network World
What can NAC do for you now?
Christine Burns, Joel Snyder

 

 

Honorable Mention
Best's Review
House Calls
Lori Chordas

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