National Geographic, Slate Lead Finalists for Digital Ellies
(Press Release) New York, NY (February 24, 2011)—Sid Holt, Chief Executive of the American Society of Magazine Editors, today announced the National Magazine Awards for Digital Media 2011 finalists. The Digital Ellies—named for the Alexander Calder stabile "Elephant" given to each winner—will be presented at the Hilton New York on March 16, 2011.
"This is only the second year for the National Magazine Awards for Digital Media, and we're already seeing major innovations in magazine media," said Mr. Holt. "Look at the iPad, for example-this is the first time a National Magazine Award will be given to a magazine published on a tablet. Apps are the most talked-about change, but journalism on magazine websites is setting new standards of excellence, too."
The 2011 National Magazine Awards for Digital Media will be held at the Hilton New York on March 16. The awards will be presented at lunch immediately following "MPA Digital: E-Reading," the premier e-reading conference for magazine media leaders.
This year 100 publications submitted entries in the 12 Digital Ellies categories, and 93 industry leaders, including top editors from Bonnier, Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith, Rodale and Time Inc., served as judges. Among the 39 titles that received one or more of the 60 total nominations were 9 online-only publications: Chow; CNET; The Daily Beast; Epicurious; LIFE.com; Salon; Slate; Tablet; and Yale Environment 360.
Among the publications that received multiple nominations were National Geographic (4); Slate (4); The Daily Beast (3); Foreign Policy (3); New York (3); The New York Times Magazine (3); Sports Illustrated (3); The Chronicle of Higher Education (2); Epicurious (2); Fast Company (2); The New Yorker (2); and Tablet (2).
Media companies with multiple nominations include Time Inc. (9, for Entertainment Weekly, InStyle, LIFE.com, Real Simple, Sports Illustrated, Sunset and TIME); Conde Nast Publications (7, for Epicurious, The New Yorker, SELF, Vogue and Wired.com); the Slate Group (7, for Foreign Policy and Slate); Hearst Magazines (3, for Esquire, Marie Claire and Popular Mechanics); and CBS Interactive (2, for Chow and CNET).