Ward's Wins Four 2009 Editorial Awards

Ward's won four awards in the 2009 American Society of Business Publication Editors' annual editorial excellence contest. Steve Finlay, editor of Ward's Dealer Business magazine, won an editorial-writing national Gold award for The Dealer Made Me Do It! and Auto Industry's Problem Child. The editorials were about auto financing woes and auto-leasing curtailments, respectively. Finlay also won a column-writing

Ward's won four awards in the 2009 American Society of Business Publication Editors' annual editorial excellence contest.

Steve Finlay, editor of Ward's Dealer Business magazine, won an editorial-writing national Gold award for “The Dealer Made Me Do It!” and “Auto Industry's Problem Child.” The editorials were about auto financing woes and auto-leasing curtailments, respectively.

Finlay also won a column-writing national Bronze award for “The Hummer Summer of 2002” on the plunging popularity of Hummer SUVs and “Dizzy from Cliff-Diving Charts” on the plunging economy. Last year, Finlay won an ASBPE national Gold award in column writing.

Barbara McClellan, editor of WardsAuto.com, won a Gold award in ASBPE's Midwest-South regional in the best technical-article competition for a cover story “Food vs. Fuel: Rough Road Ahead for Biofuels,” examining the global debate over using food crops to power vehicles.

Drew Winter, editor-in-chief of Wards AutoWorld, captured a Midwest-South Silver award for “Let's Avoid Vehicular Communism” an editorial about government pressure on auto makers to build small cars, despite their limited popularity in the U.S.

TAGS: Dealers Retail
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