‘Business Report’ brings home six national journalism awards

    The Business Report team was honored with six national awards for editorial excellence by the Alliance of Area Business Publishers at the organization’s Virtual National Conference.

    Business Report took home the gold in the Best Scoop category for editor Stephanie Riegel’s reporting that LSU’s Joe Alleva would step down from his position.. 

    “In a college town, few realize the effect a university’s athletic director can have on the local economy,” the judges wrote. “Being the first to report LSU’s Joe Alleva would step down from that position shows the power of building trusted sources willing to take your call day after day.” 

    Business Report also won four more gold awards in the following categories: Best Feature for Riegel’s story “Broken Trust,” Best Body of Work by a Single Reporter for Riegel’s work, Best Investigative Reporting for Reigel’s “Stung,” and Best Ancillary Publication for Business Report’s “2019 Real Estate Report.”   

    Business Report also won a silver award for Best Coverage of Local Breaking News for Riegel’s “John Paul Funes Embezzlement Scandal” and its connection to the families of two former LSU football players.

    Roughly 124 entries from 34 leading business publications in the U.S., Canada and Australia were judged by a team of faculty members at the University of Missouri School of Journalism for this year’s awards competition. AABP member publications are divided into small, medium and large groups for awards, with Business Report competing with the nation’s largest business publications, including those in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Dallas.

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