New Young Leaders get ASBPE scholarship to attend conference

Seven editors selected to attend national conference, Azbee banquet.

July 25, 2011 — ASBPE again is honoring excellence in B2B journalism with its Young Leader Scholarship program. A panel of judges selected five U.S. and two international winners to attend ASBPE’s National Edi- torial Conference Aug. 4–5 in Chicago.

ASBPE cosponsored with Trade Association Business Publications International to select the 2011 international winners, who hail from South Africa and England.
Winners were chosen based on their résumés, clips, recommendation letters, and essays on how they became involved in the business press, their biggest challenges as B2B editors, and their career goals.

Scholarship winners must be 30 years old or younger, have worked for at least two years as an editor at a business magazine or associated Web publication, be sponsored by their chief editor, and planto continue in the business press as a career. ASBPE covers the hotel costs and the conference fees and TABPI also pays a portion of the international winners’ airfare. U.S. winners receive a free one-year membership to ASBPE.

Photo: David BlaylockDavid Blaylock is the Web and magazine editor for the American Public Power Association, a trade association for municipally owned electric utilities.

Prior to APPA, he worked for the film section of The Village Voice and was a senior editor for International Affairs Review, a peer-reviewed academic journal published by George Washington University.

Blaylock has bachelor’s degrees in journalism, political science, and cinema studies from the University of Tennessee and a master’s degree in international affairs from the George Washington University.

“David is an editor for the 21st century — accomplished both with ‘old school’ and ‘new school’ skills,” said APPA’s Jeanne LaBella, senior vice president, publishing.

Photo: Chuck BowenChuck Bowen is editor and associate publisher of Lawn & Landscape and its media portfolio, which is the flagship unit within the Horticultural Media Group at GIE Media.

His job description includes writer, photographer, designer, Web developer, sales representative, and circulation manager.

He especially enjoys writing, creating e-newsletters and multimedia with his Web team, developing custom publications with the sales team, and attending conferences with readers.

He began his career with GIE in 2007 as an assistant editor of PCT magazine.
His first job out of college was with a small daily newspaper. It was the first of a few full-time and correspondent positions at newspapers and wire services.

Bowen has a degree in journalism from Ohio University.

“It didn’t take us long to recognize Chuck’s exceptional talents and to fast-track his career opportunities with us,” said GIE founder & CEO Richard Foster.

Photo: Stephanie CajigalStephanie Cajigal is an editor at John Wiley & Sons where she revamped the editorial, design, and Web strategies of ENT Today, a newsmagazine for otolaryngologists. Previously she was managing editor of Wiley’s Health for Women.

Prior to her work at Wiley, she spent three years as associate editor at Neurology Now, a bimonthly magazine for people with neurological disorders, and at Neurology Today, a biweekly newspaper for neurologists, both published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

She has a degree in print journalism from the Boston University College of Communication.

“Stephanie’s adaptability and ingenuity have made her an invaluable asset in our group,” said Lisa Dionne, editorial director at John Wiley & Sons.

Photo: Carolyn GibneyCarolyn Gibney is editor of and associate site editor for, publications of Tech Target. In addition to traditional editorial work, she does strategic planning and budgeting, search engine optimization, audio/video editing, and tracks Google Analytics.

With three years of combined editing and publishing experience in both online and print media at Tech Target, she won several company awards, including the Editorial Rising Star Award for Best Junior Editor and two Editorial All-Star awards. She also won a Digital Azbee in 2009 for trade show/conference coverage.

Gibney graduated summa cum laude with a dual degree in English and philosophy from Gordon College.

“She’s proven herself to be a skilled writer, a talented editor, a creative video and multimedia production specialist and an adept taskmaster who always gets things done quickly and proficiently,” says Eric Parizo, senior site editor, Tech Target Security Media Group.

Photo: Kavith HarrilallKavith Harrilall is business editor of The Witness and Weekend Witness newspapers, published in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

Prior to the last six years in this position, Harrilall spent a year as a reporter for the newspapers.

He has a degree with honors in media and communication from the University of Natal.

In 2003, Harrilall was a trainee journalist in the newsroom of East Coast Radio, a provincial radio station in KwaZulu-Natal.

He continued to work for the radio station as a journalist in 2004 and covered several notable events, including the 2004 National Elections.In late 2004, he was appointed education reporter at the daily newspaper The Witness in Pietermaritzburg. In February 2006, he was appointed business editor of The Witness, a position he occupies currently.

He is currently studying toward another tertiary qualification, a degree in economics and management.

Photo: Matthew WrightMatthew Wright is editor of Clinical Pharmacist, a London trade magazine that supports the education and development of U.K. pharmacists.

Prior to his editorship, Wright was a news and feature writer for The Pharmaceutical Journal, also in London.

Matthew took on his current editorship in September 2008 and led the redesign of the publication to its successful relaunch in January 2009.

Wright has a degree in pharmacy from the University of Queensland, Australia.

Photo: Kevin YanikKevin Yanik is managing editor of Meister Media’s Greenhouse Grower.

He joined the company in February 2008 and has been covering the greenhouse floriculture industry since. Prior to working at Meister, Yanik spent a year as a sport reporter at The News-Messenger, Fremont, OH, and was a reporter for (Major League Baseball) for two years.

Yanik has a degree in communications from John Carroll University.

“For the last two years, Kevin has been a rising star at Meister Media Worldwide and a quick study. He sure has made my life eas- ier and has exceeded my expectations in every way,” said Greenhouse Grower editor Delilah Onofrey.