IEEE Spectrum Wins Six Neal Awards

IEEE Spectrum garnered top honors at this year’s annual Jesse H. Neal Awards ceremony, held on 26 April. Known as the “Pulitzer Prizes” of business-to-business journalism, the Neal Awards recognize editorial excellence. The awards are given by the SIIA (Software and Information Industry Association).

For the fifth year in a row, IEEE Spectrum was awarded the Best Media Brand. The award is given for overall editorial excellence.

IEEE Spectrum also received these awards:

Best Website.
Best Art Direction for a Cover: April 2021, “The Ultimate Incubator” (Senior Art Director Mark Montgomery, Photography Director Randi Klett, and the photography team of The Voorhes).
Best Art Direction for a Single Article: April 2021 “The Ultimate Incubator” (Deputy Art Director Brandon Palacio, Photography Director Randi Klett, the photography team of The Voorhes, and illustrator Chris Philpot).
Best Range of Work by a Single Author (Senior Digital Editor Evan Ackerman).
Best Commentary: Hands On (Senior Editor Project Manager Stephen Cass, Senior Editor David Schneider, and illustrator James Provost). Best Media Brand

“The talented, dedicated team that produces the world’s best tech magazine day in and day out deserved to win Best Media Brand for the fifth year running,” says Harry Goldstein, IEEE Spectrum’s acting editor in chief. “We’re also delighted that Evan Ackerman’s astounding body of work on robotics earned an award, along with our Hands On column, written and curated by Stephen Cass and David Schneider, assisted by online art director Erik Vrielink.

“And speaking of art direction,” Goldstein says, “our other two Neals, for Best Cover and Best Single Article Treatment, came through the efforts of our staff including Brandon Palacio, Randi Klett, and Mark Montgomery.”