Virginia Business Wins Five National Journalism Awards


Virginia Business has won five awards, four gold and one silver, in a national business journalism competition.

The awards were presented in the medium-sized publication category by the Alliance of Area Business Publishers at its summer conference Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa.

The magazine’s senior editor, Jessica Sabbath, captured three awards. They included two gold awards, for Best Body of Work and Best Local Coverage of National Business/Economic Story for a story on the Virginia impact of the expiration of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, and a silver award for Best Feature Story for a story about the Port of Virginia’s adjustment to super-size cargo ships.

Also winning gold were Publisher Bernie Niemeier for Best Editorial for a column about diversity in business and writer Richard Foster for Best Personality Profile for a story on Robert Barron, a former CIA disguise master who now handcrafts prosthetics for people disfigured by injury or disease.


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