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ASME Names 2014 Cover of The Year Finalists

The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) has announced the finalists in its Cover of The Year contest. According to the judges — which included editors, photo editors and art directors — the following magazines have a shot:

  • New York
  • Bloomberg Pursuits
  • Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Boston
  • Sports Illustrated
  • Food & Wine
  • O, The Oprah Magazine
  • W
  • Vanity Fair

Our favorite? Probably Businessweek (pictured), which also won our Cover of The Year reader’s poll.

ASME will announce the winner April 30. Click through to view all the fantastic finalists.

15,000-Word, Seven-Part Las Vegas Sun Series Wins Dart Award

The Las Vegas Sun is in very good company. The newspaper, as part of Columbia University’s latest Dart Awards, which recognize exemplary reporting on the effects of violence, crime, disaster and other traumatic events, is one of two 2014 winners, alongside Ira GlassThis American Life. The awards will be presented May 8.

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The editorial series that won the Sun its prize is heartbreaking. Titled “Grace Through Grief,” it details the aftermath of a home invasion suffered by the Martinez family, during which mom and daughter were killed, and dad was gravely injured:

Judges called “Grace Through Grief” a “deeply reported and inspiring portrayal of a family in the aftermath of horror.” They called Jackie Valley’s prose “exceptional” and Leila Navidi’s photographs “powerful” and “intimate without being disruptive.” They praised the series’ “creative subversiveness,” going far beyond conventional crime reporting in “bringing the reader on a journey of faith, fatherhood, recovery and resilience.” Judges also recognized the “careful restraint” used in bringing forward the perspectives of Arturo Martinez’s young sons.

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2014 Pulitzer Prizes Announced

PulitzerThere are awards — carpet salesman of the month! Best list of lists! — and then there are the Pulitzers. The Prizes celebrate the best of the best, and today we learned the latest recipients of journalism’s highest honor.

Below are the winners of the 2014 Pulitzer Prizes in journalism. Congrats to all. And sorry about that carpet salesman dig.

2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Public Service:
The Guardian US
The Washington Post

Breaking News:
The Boston Globe

Investigative Reporting:
Chris Hamby, The Center for Public Integrity

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Newspaper Man Extraordinaire Pete Hamill Curses Out Hospital Stay

GeorgePolkAwardsOn Friday, Long Island University handed out its 2013 George Polk Awards. However, due to a recovery from a recent illness, latest career achievement recipient and local newspaper legend Pete Hamill was unable to attend.

From the 17th floor of an east side Manhattan hospital, here’s what the Daily News columnist and paper’s former EIC had to say about that:

George Polk was a great reporter who was murdered while covering the Greek Civil War in 1948. He had more personal courage than any of the guys who start the wars that reporters risk their lives to cover. But he died trying to bring the world the story.”

“To be given a lifetime achievement award named for a great reporter who gave his life to this noble craft is humbling. It’s why I will cherish it. It’s why I’m so p—– off to be in this goddamned hospital instead of at the award ceremony.”

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Perusing the Latest New York Press Association Winners

There’s always plenty to digest. Posted this week, the full list of 2013 New York Press Association winners once again offers a reminder of the vibrant world of community weeklies. A total of 158 publications submitted entries for this latest judged contest.

CarrieMillerPicFirst off, our congratulations to Carrie Miller (pictured). The current contributor to the Riverhead News-Review and Suffolk Times won 2013′s Rookie Reporter of the Year prize:

“We were most impressed by the variety of ledes that Carrie used in her stories,” reads the judging panel’s notation. “She was very creative in the ways she started her stories and kept them flowing, keeping the reader’s attention throughout. Her stories read well and contain an abundance of information. Her writing style is impressive. We see this ‘Rookie’ on the road to much success as a newspaper reporter.”

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Graydon Carter Named to Magazine Editors Hall of Fame

Graydon Carter, the longtime Vanity Fair editor, has been elected to the American Society of Magazine Editors’ Hall of Fame. He’ll be honored at a ceremony at the Marquis on May 1.

Carter has been in the magazine business for many years. He was a staff writer at Time and Life, and co-founded Spy in 1986. Carter served as the editor of The New York Observer before jumping to what would ultimately cement his legacy — editing VF. He has held that spot since 1992. During Carter’s span as VF’s editor, the title has won 14 National Magazine Awards; two for General Excellence.

“Few journalists are as influential — and as well known — as Graydon Carter,” said Sid Holt, ASME’s CEO, in a statement. “All you have to do is look around in print and online to see the lasting influence of Spy, the magazine he co-founded and edited in the 1980s. As the editor of Vanity Fair for the last two decades, he has continued to have an outsize impact not only on magazine journalism but also on American culture.”

2014 Mirror Awards Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 2014 Mirror Awards — which celebrate the best in media reporting — have been announced. The winners will be announced June 4 at Cipriani on East 42nd Street.

Below are all the finalists. Congrats to everyone who was nominated.

Best Single Article – Traditional/Legacy Media

 Best Single Article – Digital Media

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2014 National Magazine Awards Finalists Announced

ellie-awardThe 2014 National Magazine Awards finalists have been announced. Leading the way was New York, with nine nominations. It was followed by National Geographic, The New Yorker and Wired, each with six. Bon Appétit received five nominations, and GQ and Harper’s each received four.

The big prize — Magazine of The Year — featured the following finalists: The Atlantic, Bon Appétit, Esquire, Fast Company and yes, New York.

The awards will be given out May 1 at the Marriott Marquis. Congrats to everyone who received a nomination.

You can see all the finalists by clicking through.

NYT ‘Invisible Child’ Series Wins Scripps Howard Award

With photographs by Ruth Fremson and text by Andrea Elliott, the five-part New York Times December 2013 series about the city’s youngest homeless residents, as seen through the eyes of Dasani, shocked and moved readers. This week, it has earned Elliott some prestigious recognition.

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From the Scripps Howard Awards announcement:

Andrea Elliott of the New York Times receives $10,000 and the Ernie Pyle Award for Human Interest Storytelling for “Invisible Child,” a chronicle of a year in the life of one of the city’s 22,000 homeless children.

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2014 James Beard Award Finalists Announced

james_beard_10.14The 2014 James Beard Award finalists have been announced. There’s a lot to cover, so we’ve only included those honored in the Journalism category. The winners will be named May 2.

You can check out all the James Beard finalists here.

2014 James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards Finalists:

Cooking, Recipes, or Instruction

Scott Mowbray and Ann Taylor Pittman
Cooking Light

“7 Simple Ways to Become a Better Cook”

Andy Ricker
Saveur
“The Star of Siam”

Various Editors
Bon Appétit
“How to Cook Right Now”

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