Submission deadline is May 1.
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• You may nominate as many individuals as you like.
Its time once again for nominations for ASBPE’s Lifetime Achievement Award. This award was established in 2000 to recognize a single individual who has made significant and lasting contributions to the editorial profession and to the industries their publications serve. The criteria for ASBPE’s Lifetime Achievement Award (LAA) were broadened in 2006 to include not only people with direct editorial experience, but also those who have solidly contributed to editorial excellence in other ways.
Last year, ASBPE honored Stan Modic, senior editorial advisor at Nelson Publishing. Other past award winners have included
- Don Ranly, professor emeritus, University of Missouri School of Journalism;
- Patrick J. McGovern, founder and chairman, International Data Group;
- Dana Chase Jr., chairman, Dana Chase Publications, and editorial director of Appliance magazine;
- Howard Rauch, editorial consultant;
- Vernon Henry of Advanstar Communications; and
- Bernie Knill of Penton Media.
1) Significant involvement (25 years or more) with business publications. Nominees need not currently hold editorial positions, and may be retired, but ideally will have spent the bulk of their careers in senior editorial positions or will have served the industry in some significant way. Nominees need not be members of ASBPE. Past nominees not selected in previous years are encouraged to reapply.
Please provide the nominee’s current title and employer/business (if retired, please state such). Provide a brief description or résumé of the nominee’s job history. Include dates, job titles, magazines, companies.
2) A commitment to editorial excellence. This may be demonstrated by general reputation of their publication(s); industry-related awards (e.g., ASBPE Azbees, Neal Awards, Folio:, Tabbies); internal company awards; other forms of recognition or other valid measures of editorial success.
3) A commitment to the business/professional press. Nominees should be or should have been involved in lending their experience and time to benefit others in the business press. For example, this may be participation in local or national business press or related organizations; corporate or university teaching; mentoring programs; or significant research or publication of articles on business press issues.
4) A commitment to the industry(ies) the nominee’s publication(s) serve. Examples might include committee work with trade or professional associations or standards groups; frequent speaking engagements at industry events; significant research or publication of articles on industry issues; or significant advocacy work with government agencies.