Automotive News was honored as one of the country's "Most Engaged Media Brands" last month in New York by the Media Industry Newsletter.
The judges praised the close ties Automotive News has with its 70,000 paid subscribers in print, online and in person.
"New five-minute video newscasts each day are visited by more than 4,000 viewers a day," said MIN digital media editor Steve Smith, who chaired a luncheon honoring 14 media outlets.
"Each weekly print issue gets more than 35 minutes of attention. And the brand reaches out via e-mail among and between all the other touch points. Automotive News maintains an ambitious event schedule of seven in-person meet-ups and another 10 webinars."
Smith said: "Unlike many B2B information providers, Automotive News has succeeded in activating its user base into a thriving community. More than 39,000 readers have erected online profiles in the site's social network, and the site receives over 1,800 comments a month."
"Automotive News has responded to an unprecedented crisis in its industry by maintaining an online family of content and community that offers stability in a storm."