Material Handling and Logistics was honored by ABM, the association of business information and media companies, as a finalist in the 59th Annual Jesse H. Neal Awards competition for editorial excellence last week. MH&L’s “Chain of Thought” blog was selected by a distinguished board of judges for Editor Tom Andel’s series of commentaries on the lessons that must be learned from an AGV fatality that occurred last year. This is Andel’s third time as a Neal finalist.
The judging panel, chaired by Diana Henriques of the New York Times, selected the finalists from an original pool of 640 entries. The winners were announced on March 12 during ABM’s annual Neal Awards ceremony at Pier Sixty in New York City.
Paying tribute to the Neal Award finalists, ABM President & CEO Clark Pettit said, “We at ABM are so proud to honor these journalists and editors. Their expertise, ability to push progress across existing and new channels, and successful track records of informing the industry on important issues place them at the forefront of their fields.”
Established in 1955, the Jesse H. Neal Awards recognize and reward editorial excellence in business media. The awards are named after ABM’s first managing director, who remained active in promoting the industry throughout his life. The Neal Awards are presented annually to those editors who have submitted entries exhibiting journalistic enterprise, service to the field and editorial craftsmanship.
Entries are divided into three classifications according to the publication’s advertising and circulation revenue, with 13 editorial categories within each size classification and seven categories that do not require revenue figures. Material must have been published between December 1, 2011, and November 30, 2012.