USGlass Magazine Named a Finalist in ABM's Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards
February 1, 2012

USGlass magazine's article, "A Tale Of Three Cities-And Lots of Broken Glass," written by special projects editor Megan Headley, has been named a finalist in the prestigious American Business Media's (ABM) 58th Annual Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards (Neal Awards).

Headley's article appeared in the October 2011 issue of USGlass and was one of 752 entries submitted for ABM's Neal Awards. The USGlass article was one of just three to rank in the finals for the Best News Coverage category for publications that have less than $3 million in gross advertising/circulation revenue.

Headley's investigative report detailed investigated the background of and reaction to multiple glass railing breakages in Toronto, Seattle and Austin, Texas.

"We are thrilled beyond words to be a finalist in the Neal competition-long known as the 'Pulitzer Prize' of business-to-business journalism," says Debra Levy, president of USGlass publisher Key Communications. She adds, "I know how seriously our staff takes its role as the news reporters of record for the glass industry and it's nice to see that recognized by our publishing peers as well."

"We always strive for editorial excellence in every feature we produce for USGlass, and it's very gratifying to have such a respected authority as ABM recognize the work that we do," Headley adds. "More rewarding yet, however, has been the way in which this article has helped open the discussion on glass railing safety within the glass industry and, hopefully, the construction industry at large."

Award recipients, including the Grand Neal winner, will be unveiled and honored during the Neal Awards luncheon on March 16 at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City.

This is the second time a USGlass article has been a Neal finalist. In 2010, the article, "Millions Spent, Nothing Gained," written by contributing editor Tara Taffera, was named a finalist in the category of Best Single Article.

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