Long-time USGlass magazine editor Ellen Rogers took home the Jesse H. Neal Award for her article, “Less than Zero,” which reports on the industry’s opportunity to drive down its embodied carbon emissions.
“Winning this award is the most incredible honor I’ve received professionally,” said Rogers. “I’ve written hundreds of articles throughout my career, but this one was particularly important. I’m proud that others outside of the glass and glazing industry were able to read it and found it deserving of this recognition.”
The Jesse H. Neal Awards are the most prestigious editorial honors in the field of business-to-business journalism and are described as the “Pulitzer Prize of business journalism.” Sixty-one awards were presented across 26 categories, and Rogers won in the technical/scientific content category. The in-person Neal Awards Ceremony took place at the New York City Marriott Marquis on Tuesday.
“This is the fourth nomination for Ellen and her first win, and I couldn’t be more proud of her,” says USGlass publisher Debra Levy. “I know how much this subject means to her, so to win for this article in particular means so much.”
Editorial director Tara Taffera attended the event with Rogers and was thrilled to be present when she won. Taffera, who has worked at the company for 24 years, has worked with Rogers for 22 of those.
“It truly was a highlight of my career to be there with Ellen to celebrate and see her win against some hefty competition,” said Taffera. “Words cannot express how proud we all are.”
Software and Information Industry Association president Jeff Joseph spoke to the importance of B-to-B journalists during the event. “Congratulations to this year’s winners who covered dozens of industries impacting millions of jobs breaking news with global implications – from the supply chain crisis to the microchip shortage and more. Their work kept us informed and connected,” he said.