REMODELING magazine Associate Editor Lauren Hunter received a Jesse H. Neal Award Friday in the category of “Best Instructional Content” for her article “About Face” in the June 2011 issue.

The awards were given out by American Business Media (ABM) during the 58th Annual Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards ceremony in New York City. Hunter was not the only REMODELING editor to be a finalist; Senior Editor Stacey Freed was also a finalist in the same category for her article “Campaign Season” in the October 2011 issue.

Paying tribute to the Neal Award winners, ABM President & CEO Clark Pettit said, “We are so proud to honor these journalists and editors. Their deep expertise, ability to push progress across existing and new media channels, and successful track records of informing the industry on important issues place them at the forefront of their fields.”

The Jesse H. Neal Awards have long been considered the Pulitzer for business to business journalists, according to REMODELING’s editorial director Sal Alfano. “Just to be nominated is an honor, but when you win, it’s a real statement about dedication to excellence,” he said. “On the one hand, the Neal Award recognizes exceptional work on the part of an individual journalist. But behind every winning entry is a team of people whose collaboration is key to success. That’s certainly the case with both of our finalists this year.”

Established in 1955, the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards recognize and reward editorial excellence in business media. The awards are named after ABM’s first managing director who remained active in promoting the industry throughout his life.

With Hunter’s Neal Award, this brings REMODELING’s total Award tally up to 102 since 1999, which include Neals as well as a variety of journalism and design awards.

About Face: June 2011

Campaign Season: October 2011