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Last week, I was in New York City for the 29th annual national editorial awards event for the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). As usual, when I visit the Big Apple, the entire eastern seaboard was in the grip of a lunatic heat wave, with temps pushing 95 degrees as I pounded the 10 blocks to the Roosevelt Hotel.

I seriously need to visit this town in October.

As it turned out, I braved the summer swelter for good reason. Redmond Developer News was twice recognized by the ASBPE that evening, earning top honors in the New Publication and New B2B Web Site Publication categories.

This is a terrific accomplishment that reflects highly on everyone involved, from the editors and designers who craft the publication to the publishers and business managers who helped us carve out a vital niche. Kudos also to our online team -- including Rita Zurcher, Becky Nagel and Mike Domingo -- who did an amazing job getting our Web site launched.

Finally, Redmond Media Group Vice President and Editorial Director Doug Barney gets called out because he's been working the idea of a developer book in the RMG family for years. This is his baby. Doug, RMG President Henry Allain and Vice President of Publishing Matt Morollo all took a big risk launching a print publication when they did.

Winning the best new publication and Web site categories is like being Rookie of the Year: You get one chance to earn that recognition. Now it's time for us to move on to bigger and better things.

So, you tell us what you want in RDN. What products and technologies do you want covered? What kind of news, features, columns and advice do you want to see every two weeks? And how can we do a better job of getting all that to you? E-mail me at [email protected].

Posted by Michael Desmond on 08/08/2007 at 1:15 PM

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