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AWSJ and Far Eastern Economic Review win awards at SOPA

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AWSJ and Far Eastern Economic Review win awards at SOPA

The Asian Wall Street Journal and the Far Eastern Economic Review have received the top awards for newspapers and magazines respectively at the 2005 Society of Publishers in Asia’s (SOPA) Awards for Editorial Excellence.

Dow Jones & Company products, including The Wall Street Journal Online and Dow Jones Newswires, dominated the awards winning record seven top prizes for “excellence,” six honourable mentions and winning three awards in different categories.

The Asian Journal achieved its best-ever results, surpassing last year’s record of four awards for “excellence,” while the Review took the coveted award for “excellence in magazines”. In 2002, the Asian Journal and the Review also won the top newspaper and magazine awards respectively. As the winner of the “excellence in newspapers” award, the Asian Journal was singled out by judges for its “breadth of coverage, the way in which they cast forward news-breaking stories and the narrative space they allowed to tell the stories within the widest context.” This year, the Asian Journal again won the top awards in the “excellence in reporting,” “excellence in feature writing” and “excellence in business reporting” categories, sweeping the latter two by receiving an honorable mention in each as well. In addition, the Asian Journal won in the “excellence in human rights reporting” and “excellence in reporting on the environment” categories, with the Review receiving an honourable mention in the latter category, giving Dow Jones its third sweep. The Asian Journal also won honourable mention for “excellence in opinion writing.” The Online Journal won honourable mention for “excellence in online publishing” and Dow Jones Newswires won honourable mention for “excellence in wire service reporting.” “The fact that both the Asian Journal and the Review won the top awards in their categories is very gratifying for all of us, and we appreciate SOPA’s recognition,” said John Bussey, deputy managing editor of The Wall Street Journal and head of news operations for the paper in Asia. “Hats off to the many journalists at Dow Jones and elsewhere who did such good work in 2004,” he added. “We and our colleagues around the world are naturally thrilled with this unprecedented achievement. There is no greater or more meaningful recognition than that given by one’s peers,” said Reginald Chua, editor of The Asian Wall Street Journal. “This year’s recognition has served to underline our position as the pre-eminent English-language news organisation in the region, and spurs us on to achieve even greater things in the years ahead.”


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