SIIA Announces Finalists for the 2022 Jesse H. Neal Awards

For Immediate Release
Contact: Amanda McMaster, VP Awards and Recognition Programs

SIIA Announces Finalists for the 2022 Jesse H. Neal Awards
236 B2B journalism professionals recognized in peer-reviewed awards program

WASHINGTON, DC (March 10, 2022) – The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) announces today finalists for the 68th Jesse H. Neal Awards – the premier awards program honoring business-to-business (B2B) journalism. Winners will be announced during an in-person Neal Awards Ceremony to be held at the New York Marriott Marquis, New York, NY on April 26, 2022. For the first time, the Neals will expand networking and collaboration with business media and information executives by sharing the venue with SIIA’s AM&P Network Executive Summit.

“The Neal Awards have long recognized the best of the best in B2B journalism,” said SIIA President Jeff Joseph. “We are particularly proud of this year’s honorees who produced reliable data, content, and services during a period of global upheaval and uncertainty – an era in which producing trusted, accurate information that provides critical business intelligence took on increased importance, perhaps more so than any time ever before. Our thanks and congratulations go to these outstanding finalists.”

Representing a complete range of digital and traditional content disciplines, 236 Neal Award finalists were carefully selected following a comprehensive and rigorous evaluation process by peer professionals.  Companies with the most finalists in the 2022 competition include Advertising Specialty Institute, Arizent, Crain Communications, IDG Communications, Industry Dive, Informa, Winsight and Zonda Media. For a full list of the Neal Award finalists, please visit:

A total of 61 winners will be announced at the April 26th ceremony, culminating in the Grand Neal Award, honoring the most outstanding entry from among the winners in all categories. A panel of 134 judges reviewed the finalists in three stages to select the winners in 26 categories.

The Neal Awards also will honor the recipients of four special recognition Leadership Awards, including the prestigious Marianne Dekker Mattera Award for dedicated mentoring; the G.D. Crain Award for distinguished editorial career; Timothy White Award for exemplary leadership in the face of challenges and pressures; and the McAllister Editorial Fellowship, given to an editor who will teach journalism at Northwestern University’s prestigious Medill School of Journalism.

For more information on the Neals, visit

This year’s AM&P Network Executive Summit, will convene a community of business media and information executives, software and technology companies, entrepreneurs and thought leaders  to address: how to create the tech-driven infrastructure to position yourself for success and how to develop the internal culture to accept and capitalize on that infrastructure.  

Following the Neal Awards, SIIA will also host two additional awards programs this June:

  • June 8 and 9: Codie Awards, honoring excellence in technology
  • June 22: EXCEL Awards, recognizing excellence in association media

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