And the Nominees Are...
The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) recently announced 86 finalists in the 36th annual National Magazine Awards. According to Magazine Publishers of America, this year featured a record number of entries. Marlene Kahan, executive director of ASME says, "Entries not only reflects the continued vitality of the magazine industry, but mirrors the diverse interests of American readers." The awards honor magazines that demonstrate superior performance in carrying out editorial objectives, technique and design, as well as print publications that successfully serve content online. The panel of judges include editors, art directors, educators and new media experts. Seventeen winners will be chosen to receive the Ellie on May 2 in New York City.
The following is a list of finalists:
General Excellence: to honor a magazine for its performance in achieving its editorial objectives:
Less than 100,000 circulation:
The American Scholar, DoubleTake, Harvard Medical Alumni Bulletin, Nest, Transition
Circulation of 100,000 to 400,000:
Harper's Magazine, Mother Jones, Nylon, Saveur, Texas Monthly
Circulation of 400,000 to 1,000,000:
Fortune, Gourmet, Jane, Men's Journal, The New Yorker
Circulation more than 1,000,000:
Health, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, Teen People, Vanity Fair
Personal Service: for articles that clearly and compellingly help readers take action to improve the quality of their lives: Esquire, Money, National Geographic Adventure, Newsweek, The New Yorker
Special Interests: for articles that foster enjoyment of leisure time interests: Esquire, The New Yorker, The Oxford American, The Paris Review, Texas Monthly
Reporting: for articles that give a definitive account of, or uncover new information about, an event, a situation or a problem of contemporary interest and importance: Esquire, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, The Texas Observer, Wired
Feature Writing: for an article that treats its subject with imagination, originality and stylish writing: Esquire (two nominations), National Geographic Adventure, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone