Business Journal named best newspaper in S.C.

Staff Report
Published March 24, 2014

The Charleston Regional Business Journal was named the best newspaper in South Carolina in its division during the annual meeting of the S.C. Press Association in Columbia on Saturday.

The Business Journal’s electronic newsletter, Daily Journal, also won first place for best electronic newsletter in the state during the meeting.

The Charleston Regional Business Journal staff took seven total journalism excellence awards, including four first-place honors.

The Business Journal is part of SC Biz News, whose publications won a total of 16 awards, including eight first-place awards, during the meeting.

The company’s publications took top honors for business reporting, graphic design, opinion writing, news reporting, photography and for general excellence in newspapers, electronic newsletters, special publications and magazines.

SC Biz operates three biweekly newspapers, a quarterly statewide economic development magazine, several daily and weekly digital products and a variety of custom media publications. The organization also holds business and networking events across the state each year.

The annual awards honor journalistic excellence for newspapers and other publishers across South Carolina.

SC Biz News S.C. Press Association Awards for 2013

GSA Business:

  • Best Business Reporting, Is Duke’s rate hike justified, first place Bill Poovey.
  • Best Graphic Design, first place Mallory Baxter and Jean Piot.
  • Best Special Publication, third place Market Facts.

Columbia Regional Business Report

  • Best Editorial, S.C. roads crumble, first place James T. Hammond.
  • Best Editorial, ‘Those people’ don’t need health insurance, third place Bill Settlemyer.

Charleston Regional Business Journal

  • Best Newspaper Publication, first place.
  • Best Photo, Angel Oak, first place Liz Segrist.
  • Best Event Marketing, Influential Women in Business, first place Jane Mattingly.
  • Best E-Newsletter Publication, Daily Journal, first place.
  • Best News Reporting, Paying the Price, second place Liz Segrist.
  • Best Feature Writing, Buzz Kill, second place Liz Segrist.
  • Best News Reporting, Higher ed funding cut in half, third place Matt Tomsic.

Custom Media

  • Best Magazine, Lake Wylie Today, first place.
  • Best Magazine, SCBIZ, second place.
  • Best Business Reporting, SCBIZ, Snarled funding, third place Chuck Crumbo.
  • Best Photograph, SCBIZ, Snarled traffic, third place Leslie Burden.
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