The 2001 National Magazine Awards, the most prestigious editorial honor in the magazine industry, were presented last month at a gala event at The Waldorf-Astoria before 1,200 editors, publishers and their guests.
The 2001 winners are:
Teen People for General Excellence (more than 1,000,000 circulation)
The New Yorker for General Excellence (400,000 to 1,000,000 circulation)
Mother Jones for General Excellence (100,000 to 400,000 circulation)
The American Scholar for General Excellence (less than 100,000 circulation)
National Geographic Adventure for Personal Service
The New Yorker for Special Interests
Esquire for Reporting
Rolling Stone for Feature Writing
The New Yorker for Profiles
Time for Public Interest
Nest for Design
National Geographic for Photography
Zoetrope: All-Story for Fiction
The New Yorker for Essays
The New Yorker for Reviews and Criticism
U.S. News Online for General Excellence Online
SmartMoney.com for Best Interactive Design
The New Yorker received 11 nominations and won five awards; Esquire received eight nominations and won one award; Rolling Stone received four nominations and won one award; The American Scholar and Nest received three nominations and won one award each. National Geographic Adventure received two nominations and won one award. Each winner was presented with an "Ellie," a reproduction of Alexander Calder's stabile, "Elephant," which is ASME's symbol of the award.
The awards are presented to print magazines that consistently demonstrate superior performance in carrying out stated editorial objectives, innovative editorial techniques, noteworthy journalistic enterprise, and imagination and vigor in layout and design. The online awards recognize Internet sites that reflect an outstanding level of interactivity, journalistic integrity and service.
This year's program attracted a record 1,586 print and new media entries. The 86 finalists were chosen by a screening panel composed of 170 editors, art directors, educators and new media experts. The 17 winners were chosen by a separate panel of 80 judges.