Mar 04 2010

CBS Interactive’s CBS Moneywatch.Com and BNET Win Five Awards in the 15th Annual Best in Business Journalism Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, March 4 — CBS Interactive announced today that CBS MoneyWatch.com and BNET have been honored with five awards for excellence in “blogs,” “projects,” “creative use of online,” and “enterprise,” in The Society of American Business Editors and Writers’ (SABEW) 15th annual Best in Business Journalism competition. The awards contest recognized top publications, websites, and the best business news reporting during 2009.

Less than a year old, CBS MoneyWatch.com won four awards in three categories: “blogs,” “creative use of online” and “projects,” for which the site was honored twice. The “blog” award went to Kathy Kristof, a veteran Los Angeles Times columnist who writes a consumer protection blog called, “Devil in the Details.” As a watchdog for consumers, Kristof uses original reporting to expose the misdeeds of shady insurance salesmen, stonewalling government bureaucrats and money-wasting charities.

CBS MoneyWatch.com also won in the “projects” category for “After the Great Recession” a nine-part multimedia package that explained what a post-crash world would look like, and provided advice on how to thrive financially in the “new normal.” The other entry, which won in two categories — “creative use of online” and “projects” — was the “Ultimate Job Security Guide.” The six-part service journalism package provided original, practical advice on how to get and keep a job. In addition to text, video, and Flash graphics, the package included a Twitter feed written by a recruiter of the mistakes made by job candidates. CBS MoneyWatch.com competed in the “small websites” category for sites with fewer than 500,000 unique users per month in 2009.

BNET, the business Web site for CBS Interactive, won an award in the “enterprise” category. BNET was recognized for “Navigating Through Uncertainty,” a feature package that gave managers insight on how to steer their way through a fog of an unprecedented economic downturn. BNET competed in the “large websites” category for sites with more than 2.5 million unique visitors per month.

A complete list of the winners can be found on the SABEW Web site.

About CBS MoneyWatch.com
CBS MoneyWatch.com, a property of CBS Interactive, helps people make smarter decisions about their personal finances in every area that their money and their life intersect. In addition to original feature stories and unique daily commentary, the media-rich site also offers daily business and financial news from the broadcast powerhouse of CBS News.

About BNET.com
BNET, a property of CBS Interactive, provides managers practical, trusted resources for the business challenges they face every day, and effective techniques for moving their companies and their careers forward. A top 10 business site, BNET offers award-winning original content as well as one of the largest business libraries available on the Web.

About CBS Interactive
CBS Interactive, a division of CBS Corporation, is the best online content network for information and entertainment. With 200 million people visiting its properties each month, it is a top 10 Web property globally and a top 5 Web property in the U.S. in terms of unique video viewers. Its portfolio of leading brands, which include CNET, CBS.com, CBSSports.com, GameSpot, TV.com, BNET and Last.fm, span popular categories such as technology, entertainment, sports, news and business.

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