Rowland Publishing Earns Prestigious Awards From Florida Magazine Association

Emily Bohnstengel
Rowland Publishing, Inc.
(850) 878-0554

Rowland Publishing, the premier publisher of upscale magazines in Northwest Florida, brought home two prestigious awards from the Florida Magazine Association’s annual conference in Orlando Aug. 16-17. 850 — The Business Magazine of Northwest Florida and Tallahassee Magazine won two of the top writing awards in the 50,000 circulation and under category for their work over the past year.

850 and Tallahassee Magazine took second and third place, respectively, for Best Written Magazine for Consumers. It is the fourth year running that 850, first published in October 2008, has won honors in the Best Written category. Linda Kleindienst is the editor of 850 and Rosanne Dunkelberger is editor of Tallahassee Magazine.

“We are proud to have earned these distinctions by the Florida Magazine Association and the top industry professionals who judged the statewide competition,” said Brian Rowland, president of Rowland Publishing and publisher of the magazines. “This recognition is a testament to the talented team of professionals I have the privilege of working with every day.”

The coveted annual Charlie Awards represent the pinnacle of achievement in Florida magazine publishing. Entries were judged by an independent panel of top industry professionals — from writers and editors to photographers and designers — from outside the state of Florida. Founded in 1954, the Florida Magazine Association is the largest state magazine association in the nation.

Rowland Publishing Inc. (RPI) has three city/regional magazines in Northwest Florida: Tallahassee Magazine, our flagship publication for more than 30 years (bimonthly); Emerald Coast Magazine (bimonthly), covering the Destin/Fort Walton Beach/South Walton area; and Forgotten Coast Magazine (annual), covering Wakulla, Franklin and Gulf counties. RPI’s collection also includes 850 — The Business Magazine of Northwest Florida, which publishes bimonthly and covers the 16-county region from Pensacola to Monticello that largely reflects the area code for which it is named. In addition, Rowland Publishing produces high-end publications for a select group of clients in Northwest Florida, including the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, Visit Tallahassee, FSU’s Seminole Boosters and more.