FierceGovernmentIT Named Jesse H. Neal Award Finalist

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Leading Industry Publication Recognized for Editorial Excellence

FierceGovernmentIT IT has been honored by ABM, the association of business information and media companies, as a finalist in the 59th Annual Jesse H. Neal Awards competition for editorial excellence. FierceGovernmentIT is one of 184 finalists selected by a distinguished board of judges; the publication is one of four finalists in the category of best newsletter.

The judging panel, chaired by Diana Henriques of the New York Times, selected the finalists from an original pool of 640 entries. The winners will be announced on March 12 during ABM’s annual Neal Awards ceremony.

At a time of divisive partisanship, FierceGovernmentIT endeavors to provide readers with news that is accurate, useful, thought-provoking and occasionally irreverent.

“Producing FierceGovernmentIT has been the passion of a dedicated team,” said David Perera, executive editor of the Government Group at FierceMarkets, which also consists of FierceGovernment, FierceHomelandSecurity and FierceMobileGovernment. “We are honored to be selected as a finalist by the Neal Awards Board of Judges.”

Perera and Managing Editor Molly Walker are named in the finalist nomination as the producers of the newsletter. “I’m thrilled our coverage has earned us this recognition,” Walker said. “Our best work is still yet to come.”

FierceGovernmentIT has distinguished itself in the crowded federal information technology trade publication arena by probing deeper into policy execution through many Freedom of Information Act requests, focusing its resources on looking for information that remains hidden under the surface of events as well as being willing to situate matters into a wider context.

“We’re in this to serve readers, and we do so with a dedication that approaches the importance our primary readers, federal employees, give to their agencies’ mission,” said Ron Lichtinger, Government Group publisher.

Established in 1955, the Jesse H. Neal Awards recognize and reward editorial excellence in business media. The awards are named after ABM’s first managing director, who remained active in promoting the industry throughout his life. The Neal Awards are presented annually to those editors who have submitted entries exhibiting journalistic enterprise, service to the field and editorial craftsmanship.

Entries are divided into three classifications according to the publication’s advertising and circulation revenue, with 13 editorial categories within each size classification and seven categories, including newsletters, that do not require revenue figures. Material must have been published between December 1, 2011, and November 30, 2012.

About FierceMarkets:
FierceMarkets, a wholly owned subsidiary of Questex Media Group, is a leader in B2B emedia, providing information and marketing services in the telecommunications, life sciences, healthcare, IT, energy, government, and finance industries through its portfolio of email newsletters, websites, webinars and live events. Every business day, FierceMarkets' wide array of publications reaches more than 1.3 million executives in more than 100 countries.

Current publications include: Telecom: FierceBroadbandWireless; FierceCable; FierceDeveloper; FierceEnterpriseCommunications; FierceIPTV; FierceMobileContent; FierceOnlineVideo; FierceTelecom; FierceWireless; FierceWireless:Europe; Healthcare: FierceEMR; FierceHealthcare; FierceHealthFinance; FierceHealthIT; FierceHealthPayer; FierceMobileHealthcare; FiercePracticeManagement; Hospital Impact; Life Sciences: FierceBiomarkers; FierceBiotech; FierceBiotechIT; FierceBiotech Research; FierceCRO; FierceDrugDelivery; FierceMedicalDevices; FiercePharma; FiercePharmaManufacturing; FierceVaccines; Energy: FierceEnergy; FierceSmartgrid; Enterprise IT: FierceBigData; FierceCIO; FierceCIO:TechWatch; FierceContentManagement; FierceMobileIT; Finance: FierceComplianceIT; FierceFinance; FierceFinanceIT; Government: FierceGovernment; FierceGovernmentIT; FierceHomelandSecurity; and FierceMobileGovernment Retail & Marketing: FierceCMO; StorefrontBacktalk.

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