SourceMedia Receives Seven Finalist Honors in 2015 Neal Awards

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American Banker is up for three awards; Accounting Today, Employee Benefit Adviser, Financial Planning and Health Data Management are also finalists

SourceMedia netted seven finalists in American Business Media’s 2015 Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards competition, B-to-B media’s most prestigious editorial honor–three for American Banker, and one each for Financial Planning, Employee Benefit Adviser, Accounting Today and Health Data Management.

The nominated entries exemplify SourceMedia’s goals to deliver both editorial excellence and engaging content that is relevant, valuable and influential within its audience communities.

“In addition to great reporting, the finalists featured strong digital presentations incorporating rich media; great design and photography; and – most importantly – powerful ideas,” said EVP and Chief Content Officer David Longobardi. “Two of our finalists triggered congressional debates, in one case leading to legislation and in the other to a regulatory agency’s public admission of its failings and payment of a remediation settlement.”

Three of SourceMedia’s brands are vying for the honor of Best Single Article – Health Data Management in Class B for mid-sized brands, while American Banker and Financial Planning are competing head-to-head in Class A.

SourceMedia’s finalist nominations are:

Best Single Article
Financial Planning: “Could Financial Planning Help Stem the Rate of Military Suicides?”; posted May 2014; by Ann Marsh

Best News Story
American Banker: “Employee Ratings at CFPB Show Racial Disparities”; posted July 2014; by Rachel Witkowski

Best Single Article
American Banker: “Why Bitcoin Matters for Bankers”; posted March 2014; by Marc Hochstein

Best Subject-Related Series
American Banker: “The Somali Money Transfer Dilemma”; posted Sept. 2014; by Kevin Wack

Best Profile
Employee Benefit Adviser: “Reinventing Wellness”; posted in June 2014; by Melissa Winn

Best Single Article
Health Data Management: “Health I.T. Behaving Badly”; posted June 2014; by Elizabeth Gardner

Best Commentary
Accounting Today: “The Spirit of Accounting”; posted May 2014; by Paul B. W. Miller and Paul R. Bahnson

The Neal Awards received an estimate of over 700 entries, of which 202 made it to finalists. Winners of the 61st annual Jesse H. Neal Awards will be announced Friday, March 27th in New York City. The Neal Awards, which have been called “the Pulitzer Prize of the business media,” recognize and reward editorial excellence in business media publications. SourceMedia had five nominations and two wins last year; American Banker was named Best Website and Financial Planning won Best Commentary.

About SourceMedia

SourceMedia is a diversified business-to-business digital media, marketing services, research, and event company serving senior professionals in the financial, technology, and healthcare sectors. Brands include American Banker, The Bond Buyer, Financial Planning, On Wall Street, Mergers & Acquisitions, Accounting Today, Health Data Management, and Employee Benefit News.

About Accounting Today

Accounting Today, founded in 1987, is the premier information resource for the nation's tax and accounting community. The brand serves its audience through a diverse multimedia platform that includes a monthly print publication; an industry-leading website featuring daily news, in-depth analysis, and a wide variety of rich media; multiple digital newsletters; live events; and proprietary research.

About American Banker

American Banker is the banking industry's most trusted resource for news, analysis, opinion and perspective about financial institutions, regulation, risk management, bank technology and market trends. American Banker Magazine is a monthly publication of American Banker, focusing on the ideas, the people, and the companies that are changing the way bankers do business.

About Financial Planning

The Financial Planning brand is the leading publication and online resource for independent financial advisors. Financial Planning and deliver the essential information, strategies and expert analysis advisors need to successfully grow their practices.

About Employee Benefit Adviser

Employee Benefit Adviser provides group benefit brokers the education and training skills that facilitate clearer communication channels and a better understanding of their clients' benefit programs. Our publication and online and digital resources are designed to provide benefit finance data, benchmarking statistics and alerts to new industry trends that focus on proactive ways they can manage and advance their careers.

About Health Data Management

Health Data Management provides the growing community of healthcare IT executives and professionals with objective, timely, real-world information on innovations in the healthcare space around topics like revenue cycle management, electronic health records, predictive analytic and mobile technology.

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