TechRepublic took home multiple awards at the national 2019 Azbee Awards of Excellence, including two gold awards and honorable mention for Website of the Year.
On May 9, the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) named the national winners of its 41st Azbee Awards of Excellence competition, during the organization's annual conference at the Poynter Institute. I'm proud to announce that TechRepublic took home six awards, including one of two honorable mentions in the prestigious Website of the Year category. Here's a look at each of our award-winning entries.
In 2018, TechRepublic doubled the amount of video we create to meet the demand for more interactive content, published and updated over 100 "cheat sheets" on the most important new technologies and products in the industry, and published investigative reports on hyperloop and the future of transportation, the future of food and agriculture, the future of retail shopping, the rise of Russian hacking and how to stop it, and the impact of Brexit on the tech ecosystem in England.
TechRepublic earned a Best Cross-Platform Package of the Year Top 10 Award and an Online Single Topic Coverage by a Team - National Gold Award for our, "The Future of Food" package, which examines how technology is helping the world's growing population find more sustainable ways to produce food. For this package, Senior Editor Teena Maddox, Senior Editor Alison DeNisco Rayome, Staff Writer Natalie Gagliordi, Writer James Sanders, Multiplatform Producer Derek Poore, and Reviews Editor Charles McLellan created a mix of short video documentaries, long-form cover stories, multiple articles, a photo gallery, and The Future of Food special feature page on our sibling site ZDNet.
- Agriculture 4.0: How digital farming is revolutionizing the future of food (cover story)
- Agriculture 4.0: How digital farming is revolutionizing the future of food (video)
- Connecting the plains: John Deere's automation, AI, and precision agriculture
- Meal replacements make tech workers more productive. Can they also solve world hunger?
- The world's most important cold storage facility safeguards the future of food
- Photos: The future of food includes self-driving tractors, precision agriculture, robots, AI, and IoT
- Glossary: Smart farming
- Infographic: How technology might solve our impending food crisis
In "Can Russian hackers be stopped? Here's why it might take 20 years," Steve Ranger, UK Editor-in-Chief, offered an in-depth look into why deterring cyberattacks by state-backed hackers is complicated, and why the stakes keep getting higher. He focused on how the political leaders in the United States, Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran have approached and responded to matters of cybersecurity; in particular, Ranger examined the allegations that Russian hackers impacted the results of the 2016 US presidential election.
"The NHS and technology: How innovation is revolutionizing healthcare," helps readers understand how technologies such as AI, robotics, IoT, VR and AR, and wearables could make a significant difference in the way healthcare is delivered within the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK and beyond. Published on TechRepublic's sibling site ZDNet as a series of articles and on TechRepublic as a downloadable ebook, this package was put together thanks to Steve Ranger, Freelance Writer Jo Best, Freelance Business Journalist, Mark Samuels, and Senior Features Editor Jody Gilbert.
In the seven part series, "Midterm elections 2018: How 7 states are fighting cybersecurity threats from Russia and other attackers," Alison DeNisco Rayome and Staff Writer Macy Bayern investigated how seven states—West Virginia, Ohio, Florida, Washington, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Illinois—implemented strategies and solutions to foil attackers. The series is available both online and, thanks to Jody Gilbert, a downloadable ebook.
Congratulations to our award winners and the entire TechRepublic team!