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National Magazine Awards 2012 Finalists Announced

Sports Illustrated Editor Terry McDonell to Be Honored at May 3 Gala

April 3, 2012 By Press Release
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New York, NY (April 3, 2012)—The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) today announced the finalists for the 2012 National Magazine Awards. Known as the Ellies—for the Alexander Calder stabile “Elephant” given to each award winner—the National Magazine Awards will be presented on Thursday, May 3, at the New York Marriott Marquis.

The May 3 gala will include the presentation of the Magazine Editors' Hall of Fame Award to Terry McDonell, who as Editor of the Time Inc. Sports Group oversees Sports Illustrated. The Hall of Fame was established in 1995 by ASME to recognize the editorial achievements and career-long accomplishments of leading journalists and honors distinguished service to the magazine industry. Click here to read the announcement of Mr. McDonell’s election to the Hall of Fame.

New York and The New Yorker Lead 2012 Finalists

The 2012 National Magazine Award finalists include 52 titles in 20 categories. Twenty-six magazines received multiple nominations, led by New York and The New Yorker, both with six.

Magazines receiving multiple nominations include: The Atlantic (3 nominations), Bloomberg Businessweek (3), ESPN The Magazine (2), Esquire (3), Field & Stream (2), Garden & Gun (2), Glamour (2), GQ (5), Harper’s Magazine (3), Interview (2), Los Angeles (2), McSweeney’s Quarterly (2), Men’s Health (2), National Geographic (3), New York (6), The New York Times Magazine  (3), The New Yorker (6), Real Simple (3), Rolling Stone (2), Texas Monthly (2), TIME (3), Vanity Fair (2), Virginia Quarterly Review (3), Vogue (2), W (2) and Wired (4).

Group publishers with multiple nominations include: Atlantic Media Company (3 for The Atlantic); Bloomberg L.P. (3 for Bloomberg Businessweek); Bonnier Corporation (4 for Field & Stream, Outdoor Life and Saveur); Brant Publications (2 for Interview); Conde Nast (24 for Bon Appetit, Glamour, GQ, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Vogue, W and Wired); Emmis Communications (4 for Los Angeles and Texas Monthly); Hearst Magazines (10 for Country Living; Esquire; Good Housekeeping; House Beautiful; Marie Claire;  O, The Oprah Magazine; Popular Mechanics and Redbook); National Geographic Society (3 for National Geographic); New York Times Company (3 for The New York Times Magazine); Rodale (3 for Bicycling and Men’s Health); Time Inc. (7 for Real Simple, Sports Illustrated and TIME); and Wenner Media (3 for Men’s Journal and Rolling Stone).

Three magazines were first-time nominees: Country Living, The Fader and Vice—all in General Excellence.

Finalists in the Magazine of the Year category, honoring excellence both in print and on digital platforms, will be announced on Thursday, April 5; the Magazine of the Year finalists will also be honored at the May 3 awards presentation. Finalists and winners in the 11 National Magazine Awards for Digital Media categories were announced earlier this year. Click here to see a list of the Digital Ellie finalists; click here to see a list of the winners.



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