Shoop, Press and Falley win ABM awards
American Business Media has named the winners for three of its most prestigious editorial awards: Tom Shoop, VP-editor in chief at Government Executive Media Group, won the Timothy White Award; Aric Press, VP-editor in chief of ALM, won the G.D. Crain Jr. Award; and Marnette Denell Falley, content director for Advanstar's veterinary group, won the McAllister Editorial Fellowship.
The winners will receive their awards at the 58th Annual Jesse H. Neal Awards luncheon ceremony March 16 in New York.
The Timothy White Award, named for the late editor of Bill-board, recognizes editorial cour-age, integrity and passion. “Tom Shoop's willingness to challenge the military establishment and push for needed reform is the embodiment of the Timothy White Award for Editorial Integrity. We need more editors with his cour-age,” said Gary Thill, editor of Hanley Wood's Aquatics International. As last year's White win-ner, Thill was on the panel of judges that selected this year's award recipient.
The G.D. Crain Jr. Award recognizes an editor who has “made outstanding contributions to thedevelopment of editorial excellence in business media.” The award is named for the founder of Crain Communications Inc., which publishes Media Business.
Press, this year's Crain winner, was editor of The American Lawyer, an iconic b-to-b publication, for 12 years. Prior to joining ALM, he was a writer and editor at Newsweek for 19 years.
The McAllister Editorial Fellowship honors Donald McAllister Sr. The winner of the award will make a tutorial visit to the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
Falley, this year's McAllister winner, has been with Advanstar for 19 years. She previously was the company's editor in chief of custom publishing.