May 10, 2021

14 Neal Award finalists highlight Industry Dive's COVID-19 coverage



Industry Dive’s publications are finalists for 14 Neal Awards this year -- one of the highest total numbers of finalists among the leading specialized information publishers who participate in the prestigious journalism awards program.

Industry Dive’s coverage of the pandemic’s impact on the business world was recognized throughout many of the nominations. BioPharma Dive, a publication that covered the historic race to develop coronavirus vaccines in the biotech and pharma industry, was named a finalist for five Neal Awards -- including Best Industry Coverage, Best Covid-19 Coverage, and Best News Coverage. Healthcare Dive, which covered the widespread impacts of the pandemic on healthcare providers, was also named a finalist for two Neal Awards -- Best Covid-19 Coverage and Best Covid-19 Subject-Related Package.

Our newsroom’s coverage of the national reckoning with racism, and how it affected the industries we cover, was also highlighted with two finalists. Our in-depth reporting on racism in the construction industry was nominated for Best Series, while our package of stories examining the lack of leadership diversity in the retail industry was named a finalist for Best Subject-Related Package.

In total, the 14 Neal Awards finalists represent double the number of finalists that Industry Dive had last year. In 2020, we won two Neal awards and were named second runner-up for the Grand Neal Award. In 2019, Industry Dive was a finalist for two Neal Awards, and won one. The 2021 winners will be announced at the Neal Awards Virtual Ceremony on June 9.

Broken down by publication, Industry Dive’s Neal Awards finalists are:

BioPharma Dive

Construction Dive

Food Dive

Grocery Dive

Healthcare Dive

Higher Ed Dive

Restaurant Dive

Retail Dive

Waste Dive