The Editorial & Content Council's mission is to:
- Create, maintain and communicate programs that instill ethics and editorial excellence.
- Develop and provide practical, graphical and editorial tools.
- Continue to publicly recognize the best of business journalism both within and outside the trade publishing industry.
- Promote editorial participation in the activities of the association.
John McManus, Chair
Editorial Director, Residential Content Group, Hanley Wood
Jesse H. Neal Awards
The Editorial & Content Council is very involved in the Neal Awards, which recognize and reward editorial excellence in business media. Each council member serves as either a screener or judge for the competition. Additionally, the council features a subcouncil (Neal Awards subcouncil), which meets during the summer to review the competition and implement changes to streamline processes and reflect the evolving nature of B2B media.
You can find more information on the Jesse H. Neal Awards here.
Connectiv's Editorial Code of Ethics
The Editorial & Content Council is revamping Connectiv’s Editorial Code of Ethics, taking into account the new digital landscape such as native advertising.
As the web evolves there are challenges ahead identifying the source of content for the reader. In addition, many companies are investing in the creation of useful information for customers. The merging of that information into a communication company's information stream requires added diligence for labeling -- so there is no confusion on the part of the reader about who is talking to them.
To view the current Editorial Code of Ethics, click here (2017 Edition). The Council invites your input -- email thoughts by clicking here.
- March 8, 2016: Neal Awards, Code of Ethics, Benchmarking Surveys
- May 10, 2016: B2B Content Discovery: Understanding the Social Giants and What They Mean for You
- July 27, 2016: Digital Audience Penetration, the Neals and Digital Metrics
- Oct. 13, 2016: Editorial’s Role in Events, Neals Update and Code of Ethics
- Jan. 26, 2017: The Use of Data in Editorial and Content
- March 31, 2017: Content Performance, Accountability and Measures
- July 26, 2017: Internal Partnerships
- Nov. 30, 2017: Digital Imaging Rights
- March 14, 2018: Editorial ‘Productization’
- April 5, 2018: Editorial as Revenue Drivers and the latest from J Schools
- June 20, 2018: Content Relevance and Current Challenges
- October 3, 2018: Editorial Training and Development
- Jan. 16, 2019: The Continued Growth of Podcasts
- March 29, 2019: On Hiring Nerds, Knowing Your Customers, and (Most Important?) Winning the Nugget Wars
- June 13, 2019: Tips From Two Esteemed Neal Award Winners
- Nov. 7, 2019: Running an Un-Siloed, Digital First, Often Remote Editorial Department
- Feb. 12, 2020: How Two Top Future Plc Editors in Chief Take Their Verticals to New Heights