D CEO magazine belongs to a national outfit called the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, whose members range from Quartz, ProPublica and Fortune to The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. For two decades or so the group has held a Best in Business Awards competition, recognizing “outstanding business journalism” that was published or aired during the previous year. In the 21st annual BIB competition, we’re proud to report, D CEO has just won the General Excellence (or best magazine) award in our circulation category (up to 100,000). Bloomberg Businessweek snagged General Excellence in the 100,000-plus division. Here’s what the judges said about us:
D CEO brings national quality journalism to a regional publication. It serves its readers with a lively front of the book on people and trends and provides practical help in its service-oriented back section, all in a highly professional package. But the magazine doesn’t kowtow. Feature articles go very deep, as exemplified by November’s carefully and exhaustively reported article on the troubled Forest Park Medical Center.
The competition drew nearly 900 entries. The hardware will be handed out May 21 at SABEW’s 53rd annual spring conference in the Washington, D.C. area. Speakers at the conference will include Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, who’s been mentioned as a possible running mate for Hillary Clinton.