The American Society of Magazine Editors and the Journalism School at Columbia University today announced the winners of the 2010 National Magazine Awards for Digital Media. Today’s event, held at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers in midtown, was the first ever ASME award ceremony honoring achievements in digital media.
The big winner of the day was Slate founding editor Michael Kinsley, who was inducted into the Magazine Editors’ Hall of Fame. Kinsley was the first figure in digital media to receive the honor. Columbia Graduate School for Journalism Dean Nicholas Lemann presented Kinsley with the award.
New York Magazine won two awards, one for General Excellence, Digital Media, and another for Multimedia Feature or Package.
National Geographic also made a strong showing, garnering an award for photography in digital media and another for “Community,” meaning the use of interactive technology and social media.
More award winners after the jump.
Jewish magazine Tablet took home the podcasting award for its “Remembrance Day,” “The Queens of Bollywood,” and “Blessed Bluegrass” podcasts. “I hope this award breaks down the barriers for all the Jews that want to get into media,” quipped Tablet Editor in Chief Alana Newhouse.
In the Video category, Yale Environment 360 won for “Leveling Appalachia: The Legacy of Mountaintop Removal Mining.”
Epicurious took home the Mobile Media award.
Billboard.com won the award for design in digital media.