National Magazine Awards 2013 Winners Announced
NEW YORK, NY (May 2, 2013) — The winners of the 2013 National Magazine Awards were announced tonight at the annual awards presentation at the New York Marriott Marquis. New York was named Magazine of the Year. The Atlantic, New York and Texas Monthly each won two awards; National Geographic won four, including two for digital media. Two digital-only publications also won awards: Pitchfork for General Excellence, Digital Media, and Slate for Columns and Commentary.
“Tonight showed the growing power of Magazine Media not only in print but online and on tablets,” said Sid Holt, chief executive of the American Society of Magazine Editors. “Whether it was Pamela Colloff’s extraordinary article ‘The Innocent Man’ for Texas Monthly or the election-changing video ‘Full Secret Video of Private Romney Fundraiser’ for Mother Jones, these are the kinds of stories only magazines can tell.”
Known as the Ellies, for the Alexander Calder stabile “Elephant” given to each winner, the 2013 awards gala was attended by 600 magazine editors and publishers and was hosted by Willie Geist, co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and NBC’s “Today.” Allison Williams, star of the HBO series “Girls,” also joined Lucy Danziger, the editor in chief of SELF and president of ASME, to present a General Excellence Award to Anna Wintour, the editor in chief of Vogue.
Sixty-two magazines were honored as finalists, and 18 magazines won awards. Writers and photographers whose work received National Magazine Awards included Ta-Nehisi Coates for The Atlantic in Essays and Criticism; Chris Heath for GQ in Reporting; Steven Klein for W in Feature Photography; Dahlia Lithwick for Slate in Columns and Commentary; and Mimi Swartz for Texas Monthly in Public Interest.
Stephen King’s “Batman and Robin Have an Altercation,” published by Harper’s Magazine, won in Fiction—the second time one of his stories has received a National Magazine Award.