Columbus CEO earns national and statewide recognition

Columbus CEO May 2020: So many unknowns

Columbus CEO has learned it is the recipient of national and statewide awards for its work in 2020. 

The magazine won two gold medals in a national awards contest sponsored by the Alliance of Area Business Publishers and administered by the University of Missouri School of Journalism. The staff won in the medium class for best local coverage of a national business/economic story for its COVID-19 special issue in May 2020.

Intern Tatyana Tandanpolie took the gold for best personality profile for her story about the loving response the founder of a streetwear boutique had to his store being looted during the protests after the murder of George Floyd.  

Meanwhile, in the statewide Press Club of Cleveland’s Excellence in Journalism Awards, CEO took four first-place awards and won second place for Best Business Publication in Ohio.

More:Dispatch Magazines earns 42 awards in Cleveland Press Club contest

Here’s the breakdown. 

First place 

Covers, business publications: So Many Questions, Yogesh Chaudhary 

Features, personality profile, general circulation magazines: Open-Hearted: Dionte Johnson by Tatyana Tandanpolie 

Features, general, business publications: The Crumbling Ivory Tower by Katy Smith 

Features, trends, business publications: Work Shift by Bob Vitale 

Second place 

Best Business Publication in Ohio 

Open, COVID-19 coverage: So Many Unknowns, Staff  

Open, analysis: Black execs—Here's how to advance change by Katy Smith 

Business publications, general news: COVID-19 deadline package by staff  

Business publications, features, personality profile: Breaking the concrete ceiling: Janica Pierce Tucker by Steve Wartenberg 

Business publications, features, package: Emerging Business by Brittany Moseley 

Photography, all others, portrait/personality: Ian Labitue, Do the Right Thing by Rob Hardin 

Third place 

Photography, all others, photojournalism: Pandemic Short North, Rob Hardin 

General circulation magazines, public service/investigative: Racial equity initiative by Katy Smith