Arlington, Va. (July 11, 2012) - Bloomberg BNA is proud to announce that Tom Taylor, the Assistant Managing Editor of United States Law Week, has won the National Press Club's 2012 Newsletter Journalism Award for his reporting on the Supreme Court.
Taylor's winning story, titled "Supreme Court Takes Aim at Class Actions, Marking Superlative Term for Big Business," was published in July, 2011, and according to the judges the story "showed impressive journalistic initiative in tackling an entire term of Supreme Court decisions, seeking out expert opinion on what the body of decisions bodes for the high court's direction, and organizing this substantial material into a comprehensible and accessible analysis. Taylor's analysis picks up more obscure cases that weren't the focus of general media attention, and tells readers why they should pay attention. This story showcases the value of reporters who are both experienced in their field of coverage and diligent about seeking out expert opinions. The resulting story conveys precisely the kind of exclusive, business-crucial information that makes trade newsletters invaluable to their subscribers."
"This award recognizes the hard work Tom puts into contextualizing the legal arguments advanced by the Court in complex cases," said Michael Eisenstein, Vice President and Group Publisher for Bloomberg BNA's Legal & Business Publishing Group. "He did an exemplary job of highlighting the importance of the Supreme Court's decisions, both big and small. It's the kind of reporting most valued by our readers."
United States Law Week is a flagship Bloomberg BNA publication that since its inception in 1933 has featured in-depth coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court as well as other key legal developments across the country in all practice areas. The publication reports on significant certiorari petitions as they are filed with the Supreme Court, tracks cases as the court grants review, synthesizes the high points of oral arguments before the court, and analyzes the court's decisions and impact for the legal community. United States Law Week now supplements its coverage with real-time updates via Twitter (@USLawWeek), providing a fresh, detailed perspective on events from the steps of One First Street
"Tom's sweeping overview of the Supreme Court's 2010-2011 term exemplifies the breadth and quality of Bloomberg BNA's first-hand reporting," said Bloomberg BNA President and CEO Greg McCaffery. "We're extremely proud of Tom's achievement and his colleagues join me in congratulating him on this recognition from the National Press Club."
Taylor previously practiced law with the law firm of Winston & Strawn after receiving his law degree and a B.A. in economics from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. His work also appears in multiple other Bloomberg BNA publications.
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