Charleston Regional Business Journal wins bronze for design

by Staff

The Charleston Regional Business Journal was honored during the annual Editorial Excellence Awards at the business publication trade group’s summer convention in Des Moines, Iowa, over the weekend.

Judges from the University of Missouri School of Journalism awarded the Business Journal’s design team — Ryan Wilcox, Emily Matesi, Andrew Sprague and Jane Mattingly — with a bronze award for best overall design, besting other publications from across the country and in Australia.

The judges said, “For instance, after Volvo announced they would build in South Carolina, the Journal produced a 21-page section (cover pictured) with a full-page intro of photo and type, added an innovative timeline and other graphics and supplemented the text page with more photos."“Charleston brings consistency every issue, but within that consistency, there are usually surprises,” the judges wrote. “For instance, after Volvo announced they would build in South Carolina, the Journal produced a 21-page section (cover pictured) with a full-page intro of photo and type, added an innovative timeline and other graphics and supplemented the text page with more photos. The front pages are newsy, but they all offer a window into a highlighted story.”

The Alliance of Area Business Publishers presented 112 Editorial Excellence Awards to businesses-oriented newspapers and magazines this year. The Los Angeles-based trade association represents 64 independent publishers.

The Columbia Regional Business Report, which is part of the SC Biz News publishing group, won a gold award for the news team’s handling of the statewide flooding in October.

Judges said the Business Report stayed in front of the story by publishing “rolling news reports paired with sensible advice about insurance, unemployment assistance and service interruptions.”