D CEO magazine won top honors when the Alliance of Area Business Publishers presented its 2014 Editorial Excellence awards in Baltimore June 21. D CEO received five gold awards, a silver award and a bronze award, including recognition as the nation’s best regional business magazine.
In presenting the gold award for best magazine, the judges said D CEO “combines consistency with surprise” and “presents an authoritative understanding of northern Texas that inspires readers to think and respond.”
AABP’s annual competition recognizes excellence in journalism, photography, and design by regional business publications throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia. Nearly 660 entries were submitted this year, up from 573 in 2013. Faculty from the University of Missouri’s prestigious School of Journalism served as judges.
“This makes two years in a row now that we’ve won five gold awards and been named the country’s top regional business magazine in the AABP competition,” said Glenn Hunter, D CEO’s executive editor. “That’s a real tribute to the skill and dedication of our entire staff.”
D CEO won the gold award for best profile for Managing Editor Christine Perez’s story about Dallas developer Craig Hall. The judges commended Perez’s “incredible pacing” and “insightful detail,” and said she “wrote a complete profile.”
The top honor for best recurring feature went to D CEO for Contributing Editor Steve Kaskovich’s “Bottom Line” columns. The judges noted that Kaskovich wrote about “some of the region’s biggest names, the Dallas Cowboys and RadioShack,” and complimented his “lucid writing that integrates material from expert analysis and firsthand reporting.”
The gold award for best use of photography/illustrations went to D CEO and its art director, Hamilton Hedrick. The judges noted the magazine’s “superb illustrations and photographs and its sophisticated display of the images.”
The judges also gave D CEO and Hedrick the top award for best overall design, commending the art director’s “sophistication,” “restrained approach,” and “elegant” typographic choices.
In addition, D CEO’s D Healthcare Daily web site won a silver award for best specialty e-newsletter. And freelance writer Joe Guinto took home a bronze award for best feature for his D CEO story about the problems encountered by retailer J.C. Penney.