Randall-Reilly Senior Editor Todd Dills, whose data-driven journalism has earned a shelf-full of accolades for himself and Overdrive magazine (a Randall-Reilly brand geared toward owner-operators) over the last few years, has garnered another prestigious honor. This time, he has been selected as the 2017 McAllister Fellow.
As a McAllister Fellow, Dills will get a chance to work with students at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, and participate in Abe Peck’s “Inside B2B Media” class. He will also advise and support students working on Northwestern’s Magazine Innovation Project.
Linda Longton, Randall-Reilly’s Senior VP of Content, had this to say about Dills’ win: “Todd is the perfect candidate to share his talent for producing quality journalism across multiple platforms with the next generation. His work using data to uncover trends and tell compelling stories sets a high bar for everyone who practices B2B journalism. I have no doubt his insight and expertise will inspire and motivate the students he will work with through this fellowship.”
Dills and Overdrive have won widespread praise for the ongoing CSA’s Data Trail series, which uses Randall-Reilly’s RigDig Business Intelligence data to highlight issues with the government’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.
Dills continues to break new ground in his work on CSA’s Data Trail, as well as his in-depth reporting about owner-operator rates and load schedules, and the current state of the truck market.
“Overdrive’s core audience of independent owner-operators depends on the quality content Todd consistently produces for print, digital, video and social media,” said Max Heine, editorial director of Overdrive. “He consistently tackles the tough issues Overdrive readers face, such as excessive regulation, operational challenges and a difficult business environment.”
Congrats to Todd, the entire Overdrive team, and to everyone working to make RigDig an indispensable trucking data platform!