Epicurious, Slate, Esquire Top List of Digital Award Winners
The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) presented its annual awards honoring the best in digital media, the Digital Ellies, on Wednesday, with top honors in the general excellence category shared by Epicurious (service and lifestyle) and Slate (news and opinion).
Epicurious also took home the best interactive tool award for its "Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List" iPad app, which according to publisher Conde Nast has been downloaded 3.5 million times. It was the second year in a row the online-only magazine has won in this category.
Esquire won best mobile edition for its iPad app, a much-watched honor in a year when so many magazines jumped into the tablet fray. Esquire prevailed over fellow-nominees The New Yorker, Popular Mechanics, Slate and Sports Illustrated.
Foreign Policy, which took home last year's blogging award, won for best news reporting on a digital platform for its reporting on the United Nations, beating out National Geographic, CNET, The Chronicle of Higher Education and Yale Environment 360.
Virginia Quarterly Review won for best multimedia package for its project, "Assignment Afghanistan." Poetry was honored for podcasting, and The Oxford American in the video category for its "So Lost" original video series, an "off-kilter video journey through the side roads, backrooms, cellars and psyche of the modern South."
Presented in association with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, the Digital Ellies are the online component of the National Magazine Awards. Print magazines will be honored at the ASME's annual gala on May 9.