National Magazine Awards 2011 Finalists Announced
(Press Release) NEW YORK, NY (April 5, 2011)—Sid Holt, Chief Executive of the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME), today announced the finalists for the 2011 National Magazine Awards. Known as the Ellies—for the Alexander Calder stabile "Elephant," a reproduction of which is given to each award winner—the National Magazine Awards will be presented on Monday, May 9, in New York City.
"This was an extraordinary year for magazines," said Mr. Holt. "The 2011 finalists include Michael Hastings' 'The Runaway General,' which led to the resignation of Stanley McChrystal, and Jane Mayer's 'Covert Operations,' on the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch-stories that made news while covering the news. With pieces on the health-care crisis, the failure of the criminal justice system, the impact of autism and conflicts around the globe, all of this year's nominees underscore the power of magazine journalism."
The 2011 National Magazine Awards will also include the presentation of the Creative Excellence Award to Tom Wolfe, who as a founder of the New Journalism and the author of bestsellers like The Right Stuff and The Bonfire of the Vanities, both of which originated as magazine series, is regarded as one of the most influential magazine journalists of our time. To see the announcement of the award, click here.
The 2011 National Magazine Awards mark the first time that the American Society of Magazine Editors will host a dinner to present the awards. To attend the 2011 National Magazine Awards Annual Gala at 583 Park Avenue in New York City, click here.
The New Yorker Leads 2011 Finalists
The 2011 National Magazine Award finalists include 54 titles. Twenty magazines received multiple nominations—led by The New Yorker with 9-and 6 magazines were nominated for the first time.
Aside from The New Yorker, magazines receiving multiple nominations this year are The Atlantic (4 nominations), Esquire (3), GQ (5), Harper's Magazine (2), Los Angeles (3), Martha Stewart Living (2), Men's Journal (2), National Geographic (4), New York (6), The New York Times Magazine (6), The Paris Review (2), Real Simple (3), Scientific American (2), Texas Monthly (2), TIME (2), Vanity Fair (2), Virginia Quarterly Review (6), W (3) and Wired (3).
The 6 never-before-nominated titles are Cooking Light, House Beautiful, Lapham's Quarterly, OnEarth, The Sun and Women's Health.