Automotive News earned two first-place prizes last week during the annual Jesse H. Neal Awards, a prestigious journalism contest that recognizes the nation's finest business-to-business media.
In the category of best special issue, Automotive News won top honors for How General Motors Changed the World, which chronicled GM's first century in the auto industry.
The special issue, edited by Deputy Managing Editor Mary Beth Vander Schaaf, included 100 stories about the key executives, events, setbacks, products and inventions that shaped GM's history. The entire staff contributed to the 300-page issue.
In the category of best editorials, Automotive News won top honors for four editorials. Publisher Keith Crain, Editorial Director Peter Brown, Executive Editor Edward Lapham and International Editor Charles Child wrote the editorials and commentaries included in the winning entry. Their topics ranged from GM and its financial crisis to corporate average fuel economy to offering the UAW a seat on GM's board.