Best in Business

March 2016

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Journalists Honored in SABEW’s 21st Annual Best in Business Awards

PHOENIX — The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) today announces winners and finalists in its 21st annual Best in Business (BIB) Awards competition, which recognizes outstanding business journalism that was published or aired in 2015. Adding up winners and finalists, Bloomberg led with seven honors, while The New York Times earned six honors — all winners. A diverse group ...[Read More]

November 2015

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Division XI: Real Estate

This division is format- and platform-agnostic. Entries will be judged against each other. Judges will weigh the missions and sizes of entrants. An entry will consist of up to five pieces of work, including side elements such as videos and graphics. Submit entries as PDFs or permalink URLs. A one-page, double-spaced cover letter may be submitted as a PDF with entries. (Style the PDF title ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Division VIII (a): Print — Daily newspapers

Unless otherwise noted, entries may include up to five elements, including but not limited to stories, videos, and graphics. Please note: Content from an organization’s website, even if published online-only, should be entered in the Print categories. Submit entries as PDFs or permalink URLs. A one-page, double-spaced cover letter may be submitted as a PDF with entries. (Style the PDF title ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Division XII: Social Media

Select 10-15 posts published on Twitter or Facebook or a combination of both from one account over the course of 2015. Consideration will be given to breaking news, news value, creativity and “what makes an account worth following.” Judging will take into account different approaches to social-media use. Submit entries as PDFs or permalink URLs. A one-page, double-spaced cover letter ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Division VIII (b): Print — Magazines

Unless otherwise noted, entries may include up to five elements, including but not limited to stories, videos, and graphics. Please note: Content from a magazine, even if published online-only, should be entered in the Magazine Print categories. Submit entries as PDFs or permalink URLs. A one-page, double-spaced cover letter may be submitted as a PDF with entries. (Style the PDF title like ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Division V: Innovation

Stories, projects, and initiatives that exemplify creativity and originality. Judges will interpret this category broadly. Examples might include unique uses of multimedia elements, mobile apps or data visualization projects that debuted in 2015. It could be a package of stories that use nontraditional storytelling techniques. The division is format- and platform-agnostic. Entries will be judged ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Division Highlights

Digital: Eligible entrants’ primary business activity is disseminating news and information through a digital platform (online, mobile, etc.). Energy: Energy reporting and/or commentary from any source. Government: Government reporting and/or commentary from any source. Health Care: Health care reporting and/or commentary from any source. Innovation: Stories, projects, initiatives that ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Division IV: Health Care

This division is format- and platform-agnostic. Entries will be judged against each other. Judges will weigh the missions and sizes of entrants. An entry will consist of up to five pieces of work, including side elements such as videos and graphics. Submit entries as PDFs or permalink URLs. A one-page, double-spaced cover letter may be submitted as a PDF with entries. (Style the PDF title ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

General Rules

ELIGIBILITY: Best in Business is open to regular members of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers in good standing as of the date of entry. Regular membership is defined by SABEW’s constitution and bylaws, particularly Article III. (View at https://sabew.org/about/constitution-and-bylaws.) Good standing means SABEW received your membership dues and your membership is current ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Division I: Digital

Group Digital 1: Up to 2.5 million unique visitors per month. Group Digital 2: More than 2.5 million unique visitors per month Unless otherwise noted, entries may include up to five elements, including but not limited to stories, videos and graphics. Submit entries as permalink URLs. A one-page, double-spaced cover letter may be submitted as a PDF with entries. (Style the PDF title like ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Division X: Personal Finance

This division is format- and platform-agnostic. Entries will be judged against each other. Judges will weigh the missions and sizes of entrants. An entry will consist of up to five pieces of work, including side elements such as videos and graphics. Submit entries as PDFs or permalink URLs. A one-page, double-spaced cover letter may be submitted as a PDF with entries. (Style the PDF title ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Division III: Government

This division is format- and platform-agnostic. Entries will be judged against each other. Judges will weigh the missions and sizes of entrants. An entry will consist of up to five pieces of work, including side elements such as videos and graphics. Submit entries as PDFs or permalink URLs. A one-page, double-spaced cover letter may be submitted as a PDF with entries. (Style the PDF title ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Division VII: News Agencies

Eligible entrants: Primary business activity is distributing news-to news organizations and other business entities. Unless otherwise noted, entries may include up to five elements, including but not limited to stories, videos, and graphics. Submit entries as PDFs or permalink URLs. A one-page, double-spaced cover letter may be submitted as a PDF with entries. (Style the PDF title like this: ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Division VI: International

This division is open to media organizations based outside the United States, as well as work by U.S.-based organizations that is datelined outside the U.S. This division is platform-agnostic. Unless otherwise noted, entries may include up to five elements, including but not limited to stories, videos, and graphics. Submit entries as PDFs or permalink URLs. A one-page, double-spaced cover ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Division VIII (c): Print — Weeklies/biweeklies

If demand warrants, weekly and biweekly categories will be separated. Unless otherwise noted, entries may include up to five elements, including but not limited to stories, videos, graphics. Please note: Content from a weekly/biweekly organization, even if published online-only, should be entered in the Weekly/Biweekly Print categories. Submit entries as PDFs or permalink URLs. A one-page, ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Best in Business 2015 FAQs

Here are some basic questions and answers regarding the 2015 BIB. Q: How do I enter? A: Navigate to the BIB Contest link found at the top of the SABEW Homepage, click on the link “Start the entry process” and from there you’ll be guided through the entry process. Q: What’s new this year? A: This year, the early-bird entry period saves you even more money! Get a head start on the ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Category Highlights

 All or some of the following categories are within each division. General Excellence: A news organization’s quality, strength and consistency over the contest year. Breaking News: Coverage of a single news event in the 24 hours after it breaks. Can be reactive reporting of news that breaks, or proactive news broken by a reporter or news organization’s reporting staff. Judges will be asked ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Division IX: Radio/TV/Podcast

Unless otherwise noted, entries may include up to five elements, including but not limited to stories, videos, and graphics. Please note: Content from an organization's website, even if online-only, should be entered in these categories. Submit entries as permalink URLs. A one-page, double-spaced cover letter may be submitted as a PDF with entries. (Style the PDF title like this: yournamecoverletter.pdf) 1. ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Division XV: Technology

This division is format- and platform-agnostic. Entries will be judged against each other. Judges will weigh the missions and sizes of entrants. An entry will consist of up to five pieces of work, including side elements such as videos and graphics. Submit entries as PDFs or permalink URLs. A one-page, double-spaced cover letter may be submitted as a PDF with entries. (Style the PDF title ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Division XIV: Student

This division honors the best student business reporting of 2015. An entry will consist of any story or package of stories written or produced by a college or university student who is a member of SABEW. Work done for school news organizations will be judged separately from work done for professional news organizations. An entry will consist of up to five pieces of work, including side elements ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Division XIII: Small Business

This division is format- and platform-agnostic. Entries will be judged against each other. Judges will weigh the missions and sizes of entrants. An entry will consist of up to five pieces of work, including side elements such as videos and graphics. Submit entries as PDFs or permalink URLs. A one-page, double-spaced cover letter may be submitted as a PDF with entries. (Style the PDF title ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Division II: Energy

This division is format- and platform-agnostic. Entries will be judged against each other. Judges will weigh the missions and sizes of entrants. An entry will consist of up to five pieces of work, including side elements such as videos and graphics. Submit entries as PDFs or permalink URLs. A one-page, double-spaced cover letter may be submitted as a PDF with entries. (Style the PDF title ...[Read More]

March 2015

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Announcing SABEW Canada’s Best in Business nominees!

TORONTO - The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) Canada is pleased to announce the list of nominees for its first-ever Canadian Best In Business competition, which recognizes outstanding business reporting published or broadcast in 2014. The nominees represent some of Canada’s most venerable news organizations, including Canadian Business, Bloomberg Canada, The Globe and ...[Read More]

October 2013

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Best in Business competition opens Dec. 2; Largest event of its kind closes Jan. 31, 2014

Special to SABEW PHOENIX – The 19th annual Best in Business competition will open for entries on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.   The contest, the largest of its kind, honors excellence in business journalism across all news platforms. "Honoring the best work in business journalism is one of the most exciting and important things we at SABEW get to do," said Joanna Ossinger, 2013 BiB committee chair. Several ...[Read More]

October 2012

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Spotlight: Second Thoughts: Secondary Market Redefines Ticket Business

Editor’s note:  Some of the nation’s best business journalism was honored this year in the SABEW Best in Business competition. To understand that journalism and share some of the strategies involved, SABEW will feature selected winners in a new periodic web feature “How We Did the Story.”   "Second Thoughts: Secondary Market Redefines Ticket Business" was a Best in Business winner ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

SABEW’s BIB to open Dec. 3; Small Business, Technology added as categories

Special to SABEW PHOENIX, Oct. 16, 2012 — SABEW's 18th annual Best in Business competition opens for entries on Monday, Dec. 3, with two new categories, Small Business and Technology. Also new this year: Innovation, a category that will recognize creative and bold initiatives across all facets of business journalism, from exciting new apps to interesting storytelling experiments. This replaces ...[Read More]

July 2011

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Search On For 11 Missing As Oil Rig Inferno Rages

(Editor's note: In less than a year, SABEW will conduct its Best in Business competition, which honors the best work in business journalism nationally. Every week leading up to the contest, SABEW will showcase award-winners from 2010 in this space. It's not too early to begin gathering your entries from calendar year 2011. Enjoy this new feature. We hope you will be inspired by the excellence we will ...[Read More]

March 2010

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

SABEW announces winners in 15th annual competition

The New York Times leads with 13 winning entries....[Read More]

December 2009

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

2009 Rules and Information

You can find all rules and information for the 2009 BIB Contest here....[Read More]

November 2009

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

BIB 2009 Student Contest

Recognizes the good work being done at colleges and universities to further business journalism and graduate strong business journalists. SABEW invites students to submit their best work. Rules The judges will pick two winners: one for the best business story in a student publication and one for the best business story in a professional publication. Winners will receive $250 each, plus a scholarship ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

BIB 2009 Online Contest

The BIB Online Contest selects outstanding business news published on the Internet. Updated: Enter Online Here Online Contest Rules A permalink URL must be included on the entry form.  If the site is password-protected, the password must be listed on the entry form. Check the password-protected box and enter the username and password. The permalink URLs submitted should take the judges to the ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

BIB 2009 News Contest

The News Contest selects the best individual stories or packages of stories published by the business news media during 2009 in the following categories: Breaking News, Enterprise, Projects and Columns. At least one author of a story submitted as part of each News Contest entry must be a SABEW member. Each category of the News Contest is divided into subcategories based on circulation size. There ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

BIB 2009 General Excellence

The General Excellence competition selects outstanding daily newspapers with a concentration of business news, weekly business newspapers, magazines and business Web sites (or business pages on general news sites). At least one member of a newspaper, magazine or online business staff must be a SABEW member to enter the General Excellence contest. In the General Excellence or News Contest, up to ...[Read More]

September 2009

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Best In Business 2008: Contest Rules

This year SABEW launches a Best of the Best award designed to reward the very best work entered in SABEW's Best in Business contest. After BIB judging is completed, two uber-judging panels (one for General Excellence, one for all other categories) will review all the winning entries. Best of the Best judging panels, made up of SABEW past presidents and Distinguished Service Award winners, will single ...[Read More]

August 2009

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Best In Business 2008: General Excellence Division Rules

The General Excellence division selects outstanding daily newspapers with a concentration of business news, weekly business newspapers, magazines and business Web sites (or business pages on general news sites). Contest categories for the General Excellence BIB contest division are: Daily Newspapers, Magazines, Weekly Newspapers....[Read More]

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