Ophthalmology Times named Neal Award finalist

February 5, 2009

Ophthalmology Times has been named a finalist in the 55th annual Jesse H. Neal National Business Awards competition recognizing editorial excellence.

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Ophthalmology Times

has been named a finalist in the 55th annual Jesse H. Neal National Business Awards competition recognizing editorial excellence. The awards, which have been called the Pulitzer Prizes of the business press, are sponsored by American Business Media, an association of business information providers.

The 2009 competition recognizes work published between Dec. 1, 2007, and Nov. 30, 2008.

Ophthalmology Times

, published by Advanstar Communications, is a finalist in the Best News Coverage category-with its entry, “Medicare cuts affect ophthalmologists’ reimbursement”-among entrants with similar revenue from advertising and circulation.

More than 800 entries were received for this year’s competition, and 113 of them were named finalists. They are competing for 36 awards that will be announced and presented March 19 in a ceremony at the Union League Club in New York City.

No other ophthalmic magazine is listed as a finalist in this year’s competition. Other Neal finalists among Advanstar Communications’ magazines include

DVM Newsmagazine

(three entries),

Firstline

(one entry), and

Pharmaceutical Executive

(two entries).

Ophthalmology Times

staff members won their most recent Neal Awards in 2007, when they received honors in the Best News Coverage and Best Single Issue of a Newspaper or News Tabloid categories.

In 2003, the magazine earned an award in the Best Single Issue of a Newspaper category and was a finalist in the Best Regularly Featured Department or Column category. In 2001,

Ophthalmology Times

won an award in the Best News Coverage category. In 2000, the publication was a finalist in the Best Regularly Featured Department or Column category. In 1998,

Ophthalmology Times

earned its first Neal Award, in the Best News Coverage category.

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