Black Enterprise Wins 4 NABJ Salute to Excellence Awards

National journalism organization recognizes magazine, web site and television shows

Black Enterprise was honored with four Salute to Excellence Awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, earning recognition for journalistic achievement across every editorial content platform, including Black Enterprise Magazine, BlackEnterprise.com and the Black Enterprise Business Report and Our World with Black Enterprise nationally syndicated television shows. The awards were presented on Saturday evening at the NABJ’s Salute to Excellence Awards Gala, the climactic event of the journalism organization’s 2010 convention, held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. The awards to Black Enterprise were among the more than 60 presented in categories including new media, radio, television, newspapers, magazine and radio.

While Black Enterprise Magazine has been a perennial winner of NABJ’s Salute to Excellence Awards over the years, this marks the first year that the company has won awards across every media platform since its evolution from a single-magazine publisher to a multiplatform media company. The NABJ’s recognition comes as Black Enterprise Magazine celebrates its 40th Anniversary of its launch in August of 1970.

“I am particularly proud that we received recognition in print, digital and broadcast,” says Black Enterprise President and CEO Earl “Butch” Graves Jr. “This confirms the influence and reach each of these unique distribution channels represent.”

Black Enterprise won awards in every category for which it was nominated, as follows:

New Media/Single Story, Feature: BlackEnterprise.com, “Obama’s 100 Days,” by Deborah Creighton Skinner, Derek T. Dingle and Christina Faison

Magazines (Circulation Under 1 Million), Commentary/Essay: Black Enterprise, Executive Memo by Earl G. Graves Jr.

Television, Public Affairs/Program: Black Enterprise Business Report, “Celebrating America’s Largest Black Businesses,” Genevieve Michel Bryan, Kenneth Meeks and Shon Gables

Television, Interview/Discussion: Our World with Black Enterprise, “Singer Charlie Wilson’s War: Prostate Cancer,” Genevieve Michel Bryan, Kenneth Meeks and Ed Gordon

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