DVM Newsmagazine honored with national journalism award


DVM Newsmagazine again earned the highest honor bestowed in business-to-business publishing .



DVM Newsmagazine

again earned the highest honor bestowed in business-to-business publishing by clinching a

2009 Jesse H. Neal Award

for "Best Single Issue of a Newspaper/News Tabloid."

The award-winning entry was the July 2008 issue, which covered major reforms in the Thoroughbred racing industryand how declining revenue is hurting veterinary colleges and teaching hospitals. Called "the Pulitzer Prize of the business press," the Neal Awards are the industry's most prestigious and sought-after editorial honors.

Editor-in-chief Daniel R. Verdon , who was awarded the McAllister Editorial Fellowship at last year's ceremony, accepted the award on behalf of the magazine staff during a luncheon at the Rainbow Room in New York City March 19.Other DVM Newsmagazine editors honored include James M. Lewis, managing editor; Christina Macejko, senior editor; Rachael Whitcomb, news editor; and Bill Joyce, art director.

Dr. Michael A. Obenski's column, "Where did I go wrong?" was named a finalist in the "Best Staff-written Editorials or Opinion Columns" category. DVM Newsmagazine's March 2008 issue was nominated in the "Best Single Issue of a Newspaper/News Tabloid" category.

"DVM Newsmagazine was judged in its entirety against a field of many other magazines throughout the United States. I think that is what makes this award so special," Verdon says." And it recognizes the fine work of the editorial staff and our advisory board.

"I was especially touched that Dr. Michael Obenski's column was named a finalist. His satire and humor has kept us laughing for many years, and this recognition is not only deserved but probably long overdue."

DVM columnists contributing to the award-winning coverage include:

Michael A. Obenski, VMD

David Lane, DVM, MS

Carl A. Osborne, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM

Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD

Bo Brock, DVM

Gerald Snyder, VMD

Michael H. Riegger, DVM, Dipl. ABVP

Johnny Hoskins, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM

Kenneth L. Marcella, DVM

This year's award extends a streak for DVM Newsmagazine, which has been named a finalist nine times in the last four years, winning four Neal awards.

In 2008, the magazine nabbed two top honors -- one for its series on increasing state-board actions and one for its coverage of the national pet-food recall.In 2007, it was a finalist for best single issue, and in 2006 it won a Neal Award for coverage of Hurricane Katrina.

Advanstar's Firstline magazine, for veterinary team members, was named a finalist for "Best Single Article" category.

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