Emerging Risks

Emerging Risks Coverage Garners National Trade Press Award

Coverage of Most Dangerous Emerging Risks sets industry standards.
By: | May 11, 2018

For the third time in the past six years, the Risk & Insurance® editorial team’s coverage of most dangerous emerging risks picked up a national trade press award. At an awards luncheon in Washington, D.C., on May 10, the magazine won a national bronze citation in the special section category for its 2017 Most Dangerous Emerging Risks coverage.

The award, which goes by the name of the AZBEE, was handed out by the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE).

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Associate editor Katie Dwyer contributed a piece on U.S. Economic Nationalism, which reported on the possible long-term economic damage that could result from nationalistic policies. A companion piece by staff writer Julianne Walsh examined Foreign Economic Nationalism and the threat it poses to multinational corporations.

Associate editor Michelle Kerr distilled her conversations with insurance and risk management experts on the threats of artificial intelligence into her piece Artificial Intelligence Ties Liability in Knots. And in Coastal Mortgage Value Collapse, editor-in-chief Dan Reynolds explored the potential that rising seas could trigger a de-escalation of coastal property values, triggering a mortgage-related financial meltdown.


Former managing editor Anne Freedman, who tragically passed away in June 2017, wrote the Cyber Business Interruption portion of the section as one of her last pieces for the magazine. Anne’s piece forecast the economic damage should the internet infrastructure be hacked and brought down.

The May award follows a regional silver won by the Risk & Insurance® editorial team from the Middle Atlantic Chapter of the ASBPE for its emerging risks coverage; the magazine picked up three additional honors at the awards banquet.

This marks the third year running that Risk & Insurance® won a silver regional award for its Most Dangerous Emerging Risks Coverage. The 2016 coverage focused on the risks of our crumbling infrastructure, a cyber attack on the grid, fragmentation of the voice of authority and the risks of gene editing.

The 2015 coverage looked at the erosion of corporate privacy, the risks inherent in implantable medical devices, vaping, depletion of aquifers and the ongoing concerns underwriters have about the aggregated liability from concussions suffered in playing athletics.

Risk & Insurance® Executive Editor and Publisher Matthew Kahn, who oversaw the planning and execution of the Most Dangerous Emerging Risks coverage, was an additional honoree. &

Dan Reynolds is editor-in-chief of Risk & Insurance. He can be reached at [email protected]

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