IEEE Spectrum Wins 11 Editorial Awards

The publication was recognized for its articles on bionic eyes and transistors

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IEEE Spectrum editorial and art staff members proudly display their Neal Awards.

IEEE Spectrum editorial and art staff members proudly display their Neal Awards.


IEEE Spectrum garnered top honors at this year’s annual Jesse H. Neal Awards ceremony, held on 21 April. Known as the Pulitzer Prizes of business-to-business journalism, the Neal Awards recognize editorial excellence. The SIIA (Software and Information Industry Association) bestows the awards.

For the fourth year in a row, IEEE Spectrum was awarded the Best Range of Work by a Media Brand. The honor is given for overall editorial excellence.

IEEE Spectrum and its staff also received these awards:

Business editing and writing awards

IEEE Spectrum also won two awards and garnered an honorable mention from the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing. It was the first time the publication had vied for the awards. IEEE Spectrum competed against more than 190 news organizations including international, national, and regional outlets and specialized business publications.

“Every day, IEEE Spectrum’s editors bring our readers the most insightful technology journalism around, and year after year our efforts are recognized by our peers,” Goldstein says. “It’s gratifying to know that IEEE members and the organization as a whole support our work, and that we’re giving them the best information in context as they tackle the thorniest problems facing humanity.”

Strickland adds that she and her coauthor, Harris, are honored by the accolades for their investigative article about Second Sight, a bionic-vision company that left early adopters with obsolete gadgetry in their eyes and brains.

“Technology journalism can’t just be cheerleading for the newest innovations,” she says. “IEEE Spectrum’s readers are critical thinkers who want to understand how advanced technologies are changing our society. We can help by bringing them the stories that matter most.”

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