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National Geographic Photo Contest Winners Announced

National Geographic has announced the winners of its annual photo contest, and once again, the photos are slightly better than your Instagrams of half-full coffee mugs and wispy clouds.

Winners were selected for three categories: Nature, People and Places. Every entry — including the honorable mentions — is breathtakingly beautiful.

Above is the winner for Nature. The photo, by Nicole Cambré, captures a wildebeest jumping into a river bed in Tanzania. Brian Yen won for People and Triston Yeo won for Places.

Click through to view the rest of the entries.

[Image: National Geographic/Nicole Cambré]

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First-Ever People Magazine Awards to Air Tonight on NBC

people-magazine-awardsIn case you thought there were far too few awards shows on TV for the celeb-obsessed, People is debuting a new one. The People Magazine Awards, hosted by Nick Cannon, will celebrate the year in pop culture and feature appearances from stars like Jennifer Aniston, Jeff Bridges and Jennifer Lopez. The two-hour event airs tonight on NBC at 9 p.m. ET.

“We are excited to launch our inaugural awards this year on the heels of People’s 40th birthday celebration,” Jess Cagle, editorial director of People and Entertainment Weekly, told FishbowlNY.

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Matrix Awards Winners Announced

New York Women in Communications has announced the 2015 Matrix Awards winners. The Matrix Awards honor women who excel in the communications industry.

The winners will be celebrated Monday, April 25, during a ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria. Congrats to all the winners listed below.

Time Announces Person of The Year Finalists

The finalists for Time’s 2014 Person of The Year have been announced. Each person or group of people made the final cut because of their impact on the news.

The final eight includes Iraqi president Massoud BarzaniTim Cook, Alibaba founder Jack Ma, Roger Goodell, Ebola doctors/nurses, Ferguson protesters, Vladimir Putin and Taylor Swift.

The winner will be named Wednesday. We’re hoping Swift wins just to watch everyone explode with hate and then produce a slew of “In defense of Taylor Swift as Time’s Person of The Year” articles.

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Adweek Names Harper’s Bazaar 2014′s Hottest Magazine

The winners of Adweek’s annual Hot List have been announced, and since there’s about 1,734 categories, everyone won! Congrats everyone.

Okay, not everyone was a winner. Harper’s Bazaar was though. It was honored as the Hottest Magazine of the year:

Hearst’s 147-year-old fashion icon, led by editor-in-chief Glenda Bailey and publisherCarol Smith, is enjoying rare growth for a women’s magazine. The September issue was its biggest ever, with 444 pages. Total circ grew 5 percent in the first half, as the magazine raised its rate base for the first time in over two decades (from 700,000 to 725,000). A digital overhaul led to 5.7 million unique views in November, up 320 percent YOY. And Bazaar is the most followed magazine brand on Pinterest.

Other notable winners from print are below.

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Tom Brokaw Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Tom BrokawFormer NBC Nightly News veteran Tom Brokaw has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The award is America’s highest civilian honor.

According to the White House, the Medal of Freedom is given to those that have made “meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.”

The White House heaped praise on Brokaw, declaring that he is one of America’s “most trusted and respected journalists.”

Brokaw and 18 others will receive their medals in a ceremony on November 24.

AP Names Gramling Award Winners

AP logo GThe Associated Press has named its 2014 Oliver Gramling Award winners. The awards are highest honor for AP staffers.

“The winners constitute an extraordinary lineup of talented staff committed to the values of excellence, courage, action and passion that make AP such a special news organization,” said the AP’s president and CEO Gary Pruitt, in a statement.

$10,000 Gramling Journalism Award

Dalton Bennett, video journalist, United Arab Emirates
Muhammed Muheisen, chief photographer, Pakistan

$10,000 Gramling Achievement Award

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Daily Front Row Hosts 2nd Annual Fashion Media Awards

On Friday night, the Daily Front Row honored the fashion industry with the second annual Fashion Media Awards. The first event to be held in the new Park Hyatt Onyx Room, there was a lively red carpet and cocktail hour, followed by the awards ceremony, which were sweet, but also short, thanks to everyone’s desire in the room to move onto the next NYFW party.

Model Gigi Hadid and Yahoo Style editor-in-chief Joe Zee hosted the event. Presenters included Claire Danes, Laverne Cox, Kendall Jenner, Andre Leon Talley, among others. W magazine’s Stefano Tonchi took home the award for Fashion Magazine of the Year; Elle’s Kevin O’Malley for Publisher of the Year; Corine Roitfeld of CR Fashion Book and Harper’s Bazaar for Fashion Creative and Vanity Fair‘s Graydon Carter won for Best September Issue.

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The 2014 Online Journalism Award Finalists

The Online News Association has announced the 2014 finalists for its Online Journalism Awards. The awards honor a variety of categories, including investigative journalism, data journalism, visual digital storytelling, general excellence, public service and more.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 27, in Chicago. Congrats to everyone. Below are just a few of the nominees. Click through for the entire list.

FEATURE, LARGE

GENERAL EXCELLENCE IN ONLINE JOURNALISM, MEDIUM

Mike Pride Named Pulitzer Administrator

candidates_sigs_gatsasMike Pride, the former editor of New Hampshire’s Concord Monitor, has been named the Pulitzer Prizes’ new administrator. Pride joined the Pulitzer board in 1999 and served as its co-chair in 2008, his final year on the board.

During Pride’s tenure as editor of the Monitor, the paper won the New England Newspaper of the Year Award 19 times. It won a Pulitzer for feature photography as well.

“I am deeply honored to have been chosen as administrator,” Pride said, in a statement. “I will serve the Pulitzer Board in every way possible to carry out its mission of identifying and celebrating excellence in American journalism, arts and letters.”

Pride is succeeding Sig Gissler, who will retire August 1.

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