High-profile debate over mag awards
The American Society of Magazine Editors released its list of finalists for National Magazine Awards earlier this week, but the controversy over its removal of “profile writing” as a distinct category this year still lingers.
Indeed, the industry group may end up restoring the award for next year.
David Granger, editor-in-chief of Esquire, led the charge against the change last year. He sent a letter to ASME CEO Sid Holt asking him to reverse course after the board opted to fold profiles into feature writing.