CSP Digs Deep

ASBPE honors magazine for investigative journalism, graphics, profile

Jennifer Bulat, Group Director of Editorial Production, CSP

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- For the second year in a row, CSP magazine's editors have been honored with a national award for investigative journalism. CSP's February 2008 cover story"The Big $4?"has been named a finalist in the annual ASBPE Awards (or Azbees) in the category of News Analysis/Investigative.

The story, by editors Angel Abcede and Joe Bush, predicted $4-per-gallon gasoline and postulated what a retail future amid such previously unthinkable costs would look like. After consulting with dozens of industry experts, distributors and retailers, the editors [image-nocss] put together a story that talked not only of $4 gasoline, but also the advent of margins that would plummet later in the year. (Click here to view the story.)

"This is another wonderful example of CSP at its best," said Paul Reuter, president and CEO of CSP Information Group. "CSP's editorial team just keeps shining, and I'm pleased to see our editors get the recognition they deserve."

Also, the 2008 Category Management Handbook, a special issue produced by CSP for the past seven years, was chosen as a national finalist in the category of information graphics for the sixth year in a row. It has been honored with awards every year since its inception, including that of finalist in American Business Media's 2005 Jesse H. Neal Awards. (Click here to view the story.)

And Samantha Oller's feature on Murphy Oil Co. is a regional finalist in the category of Individual/Organization Profile. The story, which ran in the July 2008 issue, featured an exclusive interview with Murphy executives and focused on the company's scientific approach to buying gasoline. (Click here to view the story.)

"Winning three awards, including the Oscars of trade journalism for investigative reporting, is a huge honor and a terrific acknowledgement of the serious journalism we practice at CSP. It remains our commitment to meet and exceed the challenges set by our industry," said Mitch Morrison, group editor for CSP Information Group.

The level (gold, silver or bronze) of each award will be announced at ASBPE regional and national awards banquets next month. The American Society of Business Press Editors is based in Wheaton, Ill.

Since 2000, CSP magazine has been honored by various business-press organizations more than 30 times.Oak Brook, Ill.-based CSP Information Group, publisher of CSP magazine, CSP Independent magazine and Fare magazine, is a business-to-business communication company specializing in the convenience retailing and on-the-go food industries. In addition to its print products, CSP Information Group's other business units include theCSP Daily News e-mail newsletter, CSPNetwork CyberConferences, CSPTV, CSP Leadership Conferences and Events, Foodservice at Retail Expo (FARE), 24-7 Connect Virtual Expo and CSP Consulting. Visit www.cspnet.com for more information.

By Jennifer Bulat, Group Director of Editorial Production, CSP
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