USGlass Magazine Named a Finalist in ABMs Jesse H. Neal
National Business Journalism Awards Prestigious Pulitzer
Prize of B2B Journalism
February 2, 2010
USGlass magazines article, Millions Spent,
Nothing Gained, written by contributing editor Tara Taffera,
has been named a finalist in the prestigious American Business Medias
(ABM) 56th Annual Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards
Tafferas article, Millions
Spent, Nothing Gained, appeared in the April 2009
issue of USGlass and was one of 700 entries submitted for
the ABMs Neal Awards. Tafferas article was one of just
three to rank in the finals for the Best Single Article category
for publications that have less than $3 million in gross advertising/circulation
Tafferas investigative report detailed how, despite the fact
that design work for One World Trade Center (formerly known as the
Freedom Tower) had been done by multiple North American glazing
suppliers, the glass selected ultimately was outsourced to foreign
We are thrilled beyond words to be a finalist in the Neal
competitionlong known as the Pulitzer Prize of
business-to-business journalism, says Key Communications president
Debra Levy. Tara Taffera did an incredible job of investigative
journalism to shine a light on a very sensitive subject. The report
resulted in stories in the Wall Street Journal, New York
Times and ABC News, among others. It also led to a call
by one U.S. Senator for a congressional investigation and, just
this week, was cited in the case being argued about glass tariffs.
We have always believed in the importance of fair, accurate and
unbiased journalism and it's nice to see these efforts recognized.
Were extremely proud of the recognition that Tara and
USGlass have received for this important feature, adds
Megan Headley, editor of USGlass magazine. And while
this recognition from our peers in the publishing industry is very
gratifying indeed, it is made even more so by the flood of feedback
we received from our readers on the value of this article.
It is an honor for our magazine to be recognized in this
way, says Taffera. Our staff does a great job every
day to bring stories of importance to our readers. That often means
digging deep into stories others dont want to tell and our
readers compliment all of our editors for those efforts. It is nice
to be recognized for this by an organization such as ABM.
Award recipients, including the Grand Neal winner, will be unveiled
and honored during the Neal Awards luncheon on March 11 at the Mandarin
Oriental in New York City.
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