Business Week Online, winner of the 2000 National Magazine Award for General Excellence in New Media, has been honored again. BW Online is a finalist in three categories in the inaugural Online Journalism Awards, sponsored by the Online News Assn. and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. These are the categories in which BW Online is a finalist:
-- General Excellence in Online Journalism. This category honors a site that "successfully fulfills its editorial mission, effectively serves its audience, maximizes the unique abilities of the Web and represents the highest journalistic standards." Kudos go to BW Online Editor-in-Chief Bob Arnold and his entire team, who produce original material every business day--reporting, analysis, commentary, video interviews, and live events, as well as special channels for technology, investing, global business, small business, careers, and more.
-- Breaking News. BUSINESS WEEK Singapore Bureau Chief Michael Shari reported for BW Online's Daily Briefing the inside story of what happened in a wild 48 hours to topple Indonesia President B.J. Habibie in October, 1999, and to elect in his place Islamic cleric Abdurraham Wahid. Earlier, Shari obtained a summary document issued to a Parliament committee of a report on the Bank Bali scandal--in which $80 million disappeared from the bank's books--and outlined how the report might sink Habibie's presidency.
-- Creative Use of the Medium. Our business school channel (www.businessweek.com/bschools/) utilizes all of the interactive features of Business Week Online to provide a wealth of information for the MBA community--from applicants and students to faculty, grads, and recruiters. It's anchored by our biennial Best B-Schools rankings and profiles of 225 MBA programs in the U.S. and worldwide. Schools can be searched by criteria including location, concentrations, average GMAT, out-of-state tuition, and their BW ranking. They can also be compared side by side. The site also includes original news, video interviews with deans, an interactive forum, the journals of 23 MBA students, an MBA newsletter, and a new section focusing on part-time and long-distance MBA programs.
The winners of the 2000 Online Journalism Awards will be announced at the first Online News Assn. conference at Columbia University in New York on Dec. 1. We salute all the finalists.
In another competition, two BUSINESS WEEK journalists have just received Front Page Awards from the Newswomen's Club of New York. Science Editor Ellen Licking was honored for magazine commentaries on biotechnology issues. And Technology Strategies Editor Marcia Stepanek was honored for Internet commentaries in her BW Online "Privacy Matters" column.
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