SIIA Announces Finalists for the 2021 Jesse H. Neal Awards

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

SIIA Announces Finalists for the 2021 Jesse H. Neal Awards

235 B2B journalism professionals recognized in peer-reviewed awards program

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 10, 2021) – The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) announces today finalists for the 67th Jesse H. Neal Awards – the premier awards program honoring business-to-business (B2B) journalism. Winners will be announced during a special awards ceremony held virtually on June 9, 2021. 

“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, 235 Neal Award finalists were carefully selected following a comprehensive and rigorous evaluation process by peer professionals.  Companies with the most finalists in the 2021 competition include Advertising Specialty Institute, Arizent, BNP Media, Crain Communications, IEEE Media, Industry Dive, Informa and Winsight. For a full list of the Neal Award finalists, please visit: 

A total of 59 winners will be announced at the June ceremony, culminating in the Grand Neal Award, honoring the most outstanding entry from among the winners in all categories. A panel of over 80 judges reviewed the finalists in three stages to select the winners in 24 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

In addition to the Neal Awards Ceremony, SIIA will also host two additional awards programs this June:

  • June 16: EXCEL Awards, recognizing excellence in association media
  • June 22 and 23: Codie Awards, honoring excellence in technology

About Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA)
SIIA is the only professional organization connecting more than 700 data, financial information, education technology, specialized content and publishing, and health technology companies. Our diverse members manage the global financial markets, develop software that solves today’s challenges through technology, provide critical information that helps inform global businesses large and small, and innovate for better health care and personal wellness outcomes.

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