PostNewsweek pubs get national reporting awards

Government Computer News and Washington Technology have received business journalism awards for their joint investigative reports on federal IT workers' use of diploma mill degrees.

American Business Media, the association for business trade publishing, annually bestows its Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards for excellence in journalism by independent business publications.

The association this year received nearly 1,300 entries, and last month conferred 27 awards and honored 55 finalists.

This is the 50th year American Business Media has given out the awards, which are named in honor of the organization's first director.

Joint coverage of diploma mills netted a finalist award in news reporting for GCN and, in a separate size category, top honors for WT.

Washington Technology also received a finalist honor for a news report on small businesses serving the government.

The PostNewsweek Tech Media reporters on the degree stories have been GCN senior editor Wilson P. Dizard III and former WT staff writer Patience Wait.

Washington Technology staff writer Gail Repsher Emery wrote the small-business report.

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