About the Neal Awards

The Jesse H. Neal Awards are the most prestigious editorial honors in the field of specialized journalism. Named after Jesse H. Neal, the first managing director of American Business Media, the Neal Awards were established in 1955 to recognize and reward editorial excellence in business media. 

Award-winning content reports on major industry issues of the time. Neal winners have exposed corruption and conflicts of interest and brought attention to major new trends, brilliant leadership, innovative tactics, and key developments in global businesses.

You’re doing incredible work. Every day, you challenge your audiences to think critically about their businesses and inspire them to grow and innovate. You engaged deeply with social issues and their implications for your markets. Your visual design and digital production have grown more sophisticated, and you’ve adapted your strategy and developed new products in response to your ever-changing industry.

Neal winners are the best of the best in the business journalism industry. Join these winning ranks by entering your outstanding work. The nomination season for the 2024 Jesse H. Neal Awards has begun.  


Our History

The Jesse H. Neal Awards were created by American Business Media (ABM) in 1955 to recognize and reward editorial excellence in business publications. They are named after ABM's first managing director, who remained active in promoting the B2B industry throughout his life.