Lexipol, the leader in policy, training and wellness support for first responders and public servants, has been named a finalist in four Software & Information Industry (SIIA) Neal Award categories and one American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) Azbee Award category for outstanding work in journalism across its industry news sites.
The SIIA Jesse H. Neal Awards recognize journalistic and editorial excellence across industries. Lexipol’s FireRescue1, led by Janelle Foskett, editor-in-chief, is a finalist for Best Website. Police1’s “State Your Case” column, written by Jim Dudley and Joel Shults, achieved finalist for Best Column/Blog. “‘Modern Day Rosies’: How one paramedic channeled her pandemic emotions into a tribute to female essential workers,” an in-depth human interest story by Rachel Engel, senior associate editor, was nominated for best profile. Finally, EMS1 was named a finalist in Best Column/Blog for Greg Friese’s “From the Editorial Director” column.
The ASBPE Azbee Awards acknowledge professional publications for high-quality reporting, editing and design. Lexipol’s EMS1 was recognized as a regional and national finalist in the Online State of the Industry Category for the 2021 EMS Trend Report, a project led by Kerri Hatt, editor-in-chief.
“We are honored to be recognized in these two prestigious award programs, especially for such a wide variety of our work,” said Lexipol Editorial Director Greg Friese. “Our columnists and editorial team work tirelessly to provide timely, relevant and high-quality content for our first responders and public safety leaders, and these nominations are a wonderful opportunity to highlight the great work they are doing every day.”
With an average of 11 million page views per month and over 1 million registered members, Lexipol’s industry news sites have become the leading online news and information resource for public safety professionals and local government officials across the United States.
Neal Award winners will be announced on April 26 at the annual luncheon in New York City. Azbee Award winners will be announced on May 12 at the annual banquet in Cleveland, OH. See the complete list of Neal Award finalists and Azbee Award finalists.