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Chris Jansing Named Senior White House Correspondent for NBC News (TVNewser)
Changes are coming to NBC’s Washington bureau. NBC News president Deborah Turness has named Chris Jansing as the new senior white house correspondent and Peter Alexander as national correspondent. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media Jansing, who will report primarily for NBC Nightly News, will relocate from New York to Washington and will stop hosting her MSNBC show Jansing & Co. The network said her replacement will be announced in the coming weeks. Variety Both Jansing and Alexander will work as part of a unit that also comprises Chuck Todd, the NBC News political director and chief White House correspondent, and Kristen Welker, who will continue to report for NBC Nightly News and Today. HuffPost It will be the latest of a string of changes at that network, which has recently reshuffled its daytime lineup and added Ronan Farrow and Joy Reid to its roster. Deadline Hollywood Jansing joined NBC News in June 1998, and has also anchored Jansing & Co. on MSNBC since October 2010. She anchored MSNBC’s coverage of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11 as the events unfolded, extensively covered several presidential campaigns for both NBC News and MSNBC and hosted a series of reports called Battleground America.

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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.

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.

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.”

New York’s Hurricane Sandy Cover is ASME’s Magazine Cover of The Year

Unsurprisingly, New York’s “The City and The Storm” has won ASME’s 2013 Magazine Cover of The Year award.

The stunning photograph for New York’s November 12, 2012 issue was taken by Iwan Baan. He took the picture while hovering above the city in a helicopter.

Time Named 2012 Magazine of The Year

Time magazine was named 2012 Magazine of The Year by the ASME at last night’s Ellies. Time is the third title to win the award; Glamour won in 2010 and National Geographic won last year.

We’re sure the Time team is celebrating (yes, still), because it beat out some heavy hitters — such as Esquire, New York and The New Yorker — to take home the coveted award.

The rest of the winners are listed below. Congrats to all. Have a beer or six to celebrate.

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ASME 2012 Magazine of The Year Finalists Announced

The ASME has been under a bit of fire, but it still had time to announce the 2012 Magazine of The Year Finalists. As usual, there’s not much surprise, as Time, The New Yorker, Esquire, New York and Popular Mechanics were all nominated.

We’re sure all the people at the magazines are happy, but Adam Moss of New York had the best reaction to the news. ”Well, everyone is very happy about it, of course,” Moss told WWD. “But we beat Popular Mechanics last week in the bowling league, so really, the Magazine of the Year thing is just gravy.”

The Magazine of The Year will be announced May 3, along with all the other Ellie finalists.

ASME Says Criticism of Nominations is ‘Kind of Silly’

Yesterday, when FishbowlNY covered the 2012 National Magazine Award finalists, we expected the typical backlash against the major publishing houses and our fine city. While there was some of that, many people took the ASME to task for the noticeable lack of women writers.

As Ann Friedman — the Executive Editor of GOOD noted, “Women hold their own or dominate in servicey categories (public interest, personal service) and fiction. They are not represented at all in the categories of reporting, feature writing, profile writing, essays and criticism, columns and commentary.” Alyssa Rosenberg, writing for Think Progress, added that the “women’s” category ends up hurting female writers:

The division in General Excellence creates an incentive for women’s magazines to genuinely specialize their coverage across the board, while men’s magazines have incentives to commission features and criticism that compete with publications like the New Yorker and The Atlantic.

Sid Holt, the ASME’s Chief Executive, brushed off the criticism. He wrote to Poynter and said it was all “Kind of silly,” went through the selection process and cited past nominations as proof that there is no bias:

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The 2012 Digital Ellie Award Winners

The ASME handed out its 2012 Digital Ellie awards today, so let’s take a look at the winners. New York grabbed the big prize, nabbing the Ellie for General Excellence. It also won an Ellie for the Website category. Wired also took home two Ellies, one for Excellence in Digital Reporting and one for Design.

Others celebrating today are listed below.

  • Men’s Health, for Personal Service
  • The Daily Beast’s Book Beast, for Website Department
  • The American Scholar, for Commentary
  • Time’s Populist app, for Utility App
  • Foreign Policy, for Multimedia
  • The New York Times Magazine, for Video
  • National Geographic, for Tablet Editions (August 2011, September 2011 and November 2011)

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