NEW YORK — FedScoop won three awards for excellence in journalism July 24 at the American Society of Business Press Editors national awards banquet.
ASBPE’s Azbee Awards of Excellence is one of the most competitive awards programs for business-to-business, trade, association and professional publications. The awards recognize outstanding work by magazines, newsletters and digital media — websites, e-newsletters, digital magazines and blogs.
FedScoop won a national silver award for its Threat Matrix podcast on national cybersecurity policy, a bronze award in the enterprise news reporting category for its coverage of IT security vulnerabilities at the Department of Veterans Affairs and a national bronze award for its Web documentary Tenacity: Women Redefining Leadership.
“I am very proud of the editorial team we have built and I receive regular feedback from leaders in our community on the quality of our reporting and that FedScoop is the No. 1 news source for government IT decision-makers and influencers,” FedScoop founder and CEO Goldy Kamali said. “We’ve made a lot of strategic investments in our award-winning editorial team, and it feels wonderful to see them honored with three Azbees for editorial excellence in the categories of enterprise news reporting, podcast and webcast.”
Editorial Director Dan Verton was recognized for his Threat Matrix podcast series with a national silver award for his investigation into who is ultimately responsible for national cybersecurity. That episode featured commentary by Phyllis Schneck, the deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security, and Patrick Gallagher, director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
“I’m very proud of the journalism we produce every day at FedScoop,” Verton said. “It was a humbling experience to be in the company of such outstanding editors, reporters and designers who were finalists at this year’s awards. Being recognized for that work by ASBPE is a real honor and a wonderful way to showcase to the publishing community the high quality, honest and fair journalism that is still alive and well in the government B-to-B publishing space.”
Judging for the annual Azbee awards is based on quality of writing, reporting and editing; development of the subject; presentation, and value to readers.