General Excellence; Small

Winner – Nashville Business Journal

  • Contributor – Lori Becker
  • Judges’ Comments – In a competitive category, the Nashville Business Journal was very impressive. An investigation into the checkered history of two brothers who emerged as powerful behind-the-scenes players in Nashville’s nightclub scene stood out. The reporting, writing and editing were worthy of a national publication. The “Mapping Nashville” feature combined narrative with powerful visuals. In all, the NBJ’s entries revealed a sophisticated understanding of the major forces influencing business and the economy in the region.

Honorable Mention – Triangle Business Journal

  • Contributor – Lauren Ohnesorge, Ben Graham, Cameron Snipes, Dane Huffman, Dathan Kazsuk
  • Judges’ Comments – A strong all-around entry from the Triangle Business Journal included an engrossing story about two banks competing for supremacy in a small town, an in-depth feature on the future of Red Hat following its sale to IBM and a package of stories describing the devastation of Hurricane Florence and its impact on local business.
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