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NY Press Club Award Winners Announced

The 2014 New York Press Club Award winners have been announced, with Steven Brill taking home the most prestigious honor — the Gold Keyboard. Brill won for his Time piece “Bitter Pill: Why Our Medical Bills Are Killing Us.” The winners will be celebrated at a ceremony June 9 at the Water Club.

As for organizations, The Wall Street Journal has bragging rights. It won the most awards with nine. Bloomberg News (which included Businessweek, Bloomberg Radio, WBBR and Bloomberg Television) was the runner-up with eight awards. Time came in third with six.

Below is the full list of winners. Congrats to all.

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National Society of Newspaper Columnists Name Finalists

Newsstand GThe National Society of Newspaper Columnists have announced its 2014 finalists. The awards celebrate those who submitted works completed during last year.

The winners will be named June 28, during a ceremony at Howard University. Below are those who made the cut.

General Interest, Over 50,000 circulation:

Humor, Over 50,000 circulation:

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Fast Company Named Magazine of The Year

elliesStaffers at Fast Company rejoice: You work at the Magazine of the Year. That’s according to the ASME’s National Magazine Awards, which are basically the Oscars for the magazine world.

Here are some other notes from the awards, which are also known as the Ellies:

  • The New Yorker won the most Ellies. It took home four, for feature writing, fiction, essays and criticism, and columns and commentary.
  • New York won three — design, best website and general excellence in general interest. Generally exciting.
  • National Geographic won for tablet magazine and multimedia magazine.
  • Modern Farmer won its first Ellie, for its “Modern Farmer Handbook” section.
  • Cosmo won for personal service.
  • Bon Appétit won for photography.
  • Wired, GQ and Harper’s did not win any Ellies.

Boston Magazine Wins ASME Cover of The Year

The American Society of Magazine Editors has given its 2014 Cover of The Year award to Boston magazine. The May 2013 issue, featuring a collection of runners’ shoes, beat out some hefty competition — including Businessweek, New York, W and more.

The ASME Reader’s Choice Cover of the Year was another relatively unexpected winner – Atlanta won for its cover featuring Walking Dead star Norman Reedus.

In other ASME news, their National Magazine Awards (aka the Ellies) are tonight at the Marriott Marquis.

The Onion Now Just Two Webbys Short of a Pulitzer Melt

In 2011, via the NEWSIRE section, The Onion ran the following headline – “23 Webby Awards Melted Into One Pulitzer.” Was it wishful thinking or sly, spot-on presaging?

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We ask because The Onion is now just two short of this high-temperature, trade-up plateau. Per today’s announcement of 2014 Webby Award winners, the satirical site racked up record 20th and 21st honors from the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) for Social Content and Marketing/Humor and General Website/Humor.

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2014 Hillman Award Winners Announced

The Sydney Hillman Foundation has announced the winners of the 2014 Hillman Awards, which honor journalists and others whose work promotes social justice and public policy for the common good.

Below are the winners, who will be honored at The Times Center on May 6.

Book Journalism

Ira Katznelson
“Fear Itself”
Liveright/W.W. Norton & Co.

Newspaper Journalism

Pat Beall
“Private Prisons: Profit, Politics, Pain”
The Palm Beach Post

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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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