Door and Window Market Magazine (DWM) took home the gold for best news video in the national American Society of Business Publication Editors’ (ASBPE) awards, affectionately known as the Azbee awards. The award was received during an Awards Banquet and Ceremony July 25 in Chicago.

Window Film editorial director Tara Taffera accepts the ASBPE Gold Award for best webcast.
DWM editor Tara Taffera accepts the ASBPE Gold Award for best news video.

Editor/Publisher Tara Taffera and video producer Chris Bunn were recognized for their video profiling the hurricane and tornado research being conducted at the University of Florida, and the impact this will have on the door and window industry. The pair spent a day at the university last summer with Dr. Forrest Masters, university researcher and Henry Upjohn, CEO of Special-Lite Inc. The two developed a machine that can test building products and simulate a category 5 hurricane or an E4 tornado.

“I am very proud of this award,” says Taffera. “Chris and I really spent a lot of time and effort in making sure the industry could visualize the important research being done here and we were proud of the result. To have our efforts recognized by the ASBPE’s is a great honor.”

To view the winning newscast visit this episode in the magazine’s studio.

DWM’s sister publication, Window Film, was also recognized with a silver award for best webcast. Click here for more on that honor.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *