Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

Azbee Winner-Magazine of the Year! 

Winner of ASBPE’s Magazine of the Year and Best Web News Site for 2014

The ABA Journal won Magazine of the Year, and ABAJournal.com won a national gold medal for best Web News Section at the 2014 Azbee Awards. The awards, given by the American Society of Business Publication Editors in Chicago on July 25, 2014, recognize outstanding work by a business-to-business, trade, association or professional publications.

Azbee Online Excellence! 

Winner of ASBPE’s Online Excellence - Blog for 2013

ABAJournal.com won a national gold medal for best online excellence for producing the New Normal blog.

Webby Winner-People’s Voice Award! 

Winner in the Law Category - 2008

The Webby Awards are judged by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, and receive nearly 10,000 entries annually. Past nominees and winners include CNN, CNBC, BBC, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. We had our readers vote on our acceptance speech, which was limited to five words. Our assistant managing editor delivered it at the Awards ceremony. It was a close vote, but this was the winner: “Had we lost, we’d sue.”

Click here to see video of what we said on that New York City stage.

Official Nominee 2015, Law, ABAJournal.com
Official Honoree, Law, ABAJournal.com, 2011
Official Honoree, Law, ABAJournal.com, 2009
People’s Voice Award, Law, ABAJournal.com, 2008


 

Folio Names Managing Editor to Top Women in Media List

Molly McDonough a ‘Rising Star’ on Folio’s Top Women in Media List

Folio Magazine created the list and event to recognize the women driving the agenda for the industry and in their companies—women who are innovating in new ways and guiding their businesses into new markets.
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Recent Journalism Awards

American Society of Business Publication Editors

Azbee 2018, Honorable Mention, Magazine of the Year

National Gold Award, Best Web News Section

National Gold Award, Government Coverage, ABA Journal, 2017

National Gold Award, Feature Article, “Erasing the News,” 2017

National Gold Award, Impact/Investigative, “Troubled Passage,” 2017

National Gold Award, Design, “Managing Cyber Risk,” 2017

National Silver Award, News Section, The Docket, 2017

National Silver Award, Technical Article, “Calculating Crime,” 2017

National Silver Award, Design, “Erasing the News,” 2017

National Bronze Award, Regular Department, Opening Statements, 2017

Regional Gold Award, Web Microsite/Special Section, Legal Rebels, 2017

Regional Gold Award, Feature Series, Building the 21st-Century Law Firm, 2017

Regional Gold Award, Group Profile, “Resistance Redux,” 2017

Regional Silver Award, Online, New or Relaunched Website, 2017

Regional Silver Award, Feature Article, “Ad it Up!”, 2017

Regional Bronze Award, Online Product Review, Legal Tech Coverage, 2017

Regional Bronze Award, Online Single Topic Coverage by a Team, Judicial Nominations, 2017

Regional Bronze Award, Feature Article Design, Legal Rebels, 2017

Regional Bronze Award, Feature Article Design, Web 100, 2017

Regional Bronze Award, Opening Page/Spread-Photo, “Rallying for Reform,” 2017

Azbee 2017, Honorable Mention, Magazine of the Year

Best Cross-Platform Package of the Year Top 10 Award, “Legal Rebels,” 2016

National Gold Award, Government Coverage, ABA Journal, 2016

National Silver Award, Photo Gallery/Slide Show, - “The 6 Types of Lawyers You See at the Movies,” 2016

National Silver Award, Opening Page/Spread - Illustration, “Stars and Gripes,” 2016

National Silver Award, Feature Article - General Interest, “Jailhouse Warehouse,” 2016

National Silver Award, Impact/Investigative, “Human Cost of Doing Business,” 2016

National Silver Award, Technical Article, “How Badly Does It Hurt?” 2016

National Bronze Award, Individual Profile - “Bill Black’s Quest,” 2016

Regional Gold Award, Opening Page/Spread - Illustration, “Stars and Gripes,” 2016

Regional Gold Award, Photo Gallery/Slide Show, “The 6 Type of Lawyers You See at the Movies,” 2016

Regional Gold Award, Social Media Presence, ABA Journal, 2016

Regional Gold Award, Feature Article - General Interest, “Jailhouse Warehouse,” 2016

Regional Gold Award, Individual Profile - “Bill Black’s Quest,” 2016

Regional Gold Award, Government Coverage, ABA Journal, 2016

Regional Gold Award, Technical Article, “How Badly Does It Hurt?” 2016

Regional Silver Award, Feature Article Design, “6 Types of Lawyer Movies,” 2016

Regional Silver Award, Impact/Investigative, “Human Cost of Doing Business,” 2016

Regional Bronze Award, Infographic, “Law By the Numbers.” 2016

Regional Bronze Award, Blog - Analysis/Commentary, “The New Normal,” 2016

Azbee 2016, Honorable Mention, Magazine of the Year

National Gold Award, Gold, Feature Article, General Interest, “A Thousand Pardons, 2016”

National Silver Award, Best Use of Social Media, 2016

Azbee 2015, Honorable Mention, Magazine of the Year

Azbee 2014 Magazine of the Year - ABA Journal

National Gold Award, Best Web News Section, ABA Journal - Law News Now, 2014

National Silver Award, Opening Page/Spread - Photo, “Of Human Bondage,” 2014

Regional Gold Award, Online Excellence Photo Gallery/Slide Show, “13 Pioneering Women In American Law,” 2014

Regional Gold Award, Opening Page/Spread - Photo, “Of Human Bondage,” 2014

Regional Gold Award, Web News Section, ABA Journal - Law News Now, 2014

Regional Gold Award, Individual Profile - Long, “Meet the Man Who Would Save Guantanamo,” 2014

Regional Silver Award, Front Cover - Illustration, “Can this Lawyer Save Guantanamo?” 2014

Regional Silver Award, Case History, “Should This Toy Be Saved?” 2014

Regional Silver Award, Feature Article Design, “The 25 Greatest Law Novels Ever,” 2014

Regional Silver Award, News Analysis, “Crimes In The Lab,” 2014

Regional Silver Award, Opening Page/Spread - Illustration, “The Siege On State Courts,” 2014

Regional Bronze Award, Front Cover - Illustration, “Keeping It Civil” 2014

Regional Bronze Award, Feature Article - General Interest, “Death of a Practice,” 2014

National Gold Award, Online Excellence, “New Normal,” 2013

Lisagor Awards, sponsored by the Chicago Headline Club

2018 Winner, Best Feature Story or Series, “A Father’s Mission,” February 2017

2018 Winner, Best Illustration, “Drone Law,” July 2017, and “May The Force,” December 2017

2016 Finalist, Excellence in Print Journalism

2016 Winner, Best Feature Story or Series, “An Innocent Killer?” August 2015

2014 Winner, In-Depth Reporting, “Crimes in the Lab,” September 2013