Chicago (March 19, 2012) Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler magazine, along with the site, were named Neal Award winners by American Business Media (ABM) during the 58th Annual Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards ceremony in New York City on Friday, March 16. The judging panel, chaired by Paul Maidment of Bystander Media, selected 40 Neal Award winners out of 120 finalists from an original 725 entries.

Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler took top honors in the Best Subject-Related Series of Articles category for their joint special report, “The Tablet PC Revolution,” published in the September 2011 issues of both publications. The report also was named a finalist for the Grand Neal Award, which honors the top entry across all categories for the entire competition.

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.”

ABM’s Neal Award is recognized as the “Pulitzer Prize of the business media” and is the b-to-b industry’s salute to individual editors. Winning entries were selected for exhibiting journalistic enterprise, service to the field and editorial craftsmanship.

Entries are divided into three classifications according to the publication’s advertising and circulation revenue, with 12 editorial categories within each size classification and six categories that do not require revenue figures. Material must have been published between December 1, 2010, and November 30, 2011.

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.