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JEMS Nominated for Prestigious Publishing Honor

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La Jolla, Calif., February 19, 2014 … The Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS), FireRescue magazine, and LawOfficer.com have been honored by ABM, The Association of Business Information & Media Companies, as finalists in the 60th Annual Jesse H. Neal Awards competition for editorial excellence. Out of 173 finalists selected by a distinguished board of judges, JEMS was nominated for Best Single Issue (September 2013), FireRescue magazine for Best Subject-Related Series, and LawOfficer.com for Best News Coverage. PennWell Corporation, a diversified business-to-business information provider, owns FireRescue, JEMS and LawOfficer.com.

“The Neal Awards are among the most prestigious editorial honors in the field of specialized journalism, so it’s an honor to be selected as a finalist in three categories,” said Shannon Pieper, PennWell Public Safety Editorial Director. “I’m extremely proud of our editorial and design staff whose hard work and dedication to serving first responders is reflected in these nominations.”

The Neal Awards judging panel, chaired by Trevor Butterworth of Stats.org, selected the finalists from an original pool of 612 entries. The winners will be announced on March 14 during ABM’s annual Neal Awards ceremony at Pier Sixty in New York City.

Paying tribute to the Neal Award finalists, ABM Managing Director Mike Marchesano said, “I don't think we could have picked a better group of finalists this year. Each of these brands and content producers have created cutting-edge work that inspires and informs the industry. We congratulate all of this year's Neal Award finalists, and look forward to honoring them for their outstanding work.”

Established in 1955, the Jesse H. Neal Awards recognize and reward editorial excellence in business media. The awards are named after ABM’s first managing director, who remained active in promoting the industry throughout his life. The Neal Awards are presented annually to those editors who have submitted entries exhibiting journalistic enterprise, service to the field and editorial craftsmanship.

For more information on FireRescue, JEMS or Law Officer, please visit their respective websites at FirefighterNation.com, JEMS.com and LawOfficer.com. For more information on the Neal Awards and nominations and ceremonies, please visit ABMAssociation.com.

PennWell Public Safety, a PennWell business located in La Jolla, Calif., produces public safety products and services including JEMS (Journal of Emergency Medical Services), FireRescue Magazine, Law Officer, EMS Today Conference and Exposition, JEMS.com, FirefighterNation.com, LawOfficer.com and other products.

About PennWell Corporation
Founded in 1910 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, PennWell Corporation is a privately held and highly diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions for the following industries: Oil and gas, electric power generation and delivery, hydropower, renewable energy, water and wastewater treatment, waste management, electronics, semiconductor manufacturing, optoelectronics, fiber-optics, aerospace and avionics, LEDs and lighting, fire and emergency services, public safety, and dental. PennWell publishes over 130 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and has an extensive offering of books, maps, websites, research and database services. In addition to PennWell’s headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Company has major offices in Nashua, New Hampshire; London, England; Houston, Texas; San Diego and Mountain View, California; Fairlawn,
 



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