Hall Wins Business Pulitzer

(From: The Sun, February 27, 1972)

TEANECK - Councilman Frank Hall, senior  editor of Machinery magazine was presented with the Jesse H. Neal Editorial Achievement Award from American Business Press, Inc.

Hall was recognized by the association of specialized business publications for his series of articles on the metric system called "The Whole World is Going Metric." The five-part series was based on the national conferences called by the National Bureau of Standards to sound out various segments of the American public who would be most affected by a switch to the metric system - engineering oriented industry, education, consumer oriented industry, consumer affairs, labor, construction, and service industries. The articles were published in the December 1970 through May 1971 issues of Machinery, a 76-year old monthly magazine published by Machinery Publications Corp. with a circulation of 65,000 production executives and manufacturing engineers.

The award, called the "Pulitzer Prize of the business press"  was presented to 43 editors and reporters of 16 publications for outstanding editorial excellence from 412 entries in the 18th annual competition, at ABP's annual Winter Conference at the Americana Hotel in New York.

Hall, who has served on the Teaneck Township Council for the past six years, won the Neal award once before back in 1962 for an article on Engineering Professionalism, while associate editor of Product Engineering, a McGraw-Hill publication for design engineers.

The awards were given in five editorial categories within each size classification, for work published between Nov. 1, 1970, and Oct. 31, 1971.

The criteria for selecting the winners included journalistic enterprise, the extent of service to the field served, editorial craftsmanship, clarity of writing, and effectiveness of visual presentation.

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