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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.

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Boston Papers Celebrate Marathon Runners

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Boston area newspapers did their best to honor those running in today’s marathon. It’s moments like these when papers truly shine. They have a unique ability to freeze a moment in time forever.

The 2014 Boston Marathon is already underway. We’re sure we’re not the only ones hoping it provides some sense of closure and healing to those impacted by the bombing.

See below for the Boston Globe and Metro Boston’s covers.

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Cover Battle: Sports Illustrated Wins

Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. Typically, we ask you to choose which magazine covers you like best, but this week we’re doing this differently.

The above is Sports Illustrated’s Boston Strong cover, which included about  3,000 Boston residents. When we learned that SI was asking the city’s residents to show up at the Boston Marathon finish line for a cover shoot, we figured it’d be a good one. It is, and that’s why we’re crowning SI this week’s champ.

Cover Battle: 2013 Cover of The Year Poll

You had to know you wouldn’t be escaping 2013 without one final award. As you know from FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle, we’re big fans of magazine covers. Below are some of our favorites from the past year.

We know you’re doing the least amount of work possible before the holiday break (no, ordering a DVD of Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style doesn’t count as work). Why not take a minute to vote for your favorite? Just in case you were wondering, The Atlantic won last year’s contest.

The Cover of The Year winner will be announced next Monday, December 30.

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NY Post Fail? Police Deny Tabloid’s Report of Suspect ‘Under Guard’ [UPDATED]

Nearly two hours after bomb blasts at Boston Marathon’s finish line killed at least two and injured up to 100, the New York Post reported that authorities were guarding a 20-year-old Saudi Arabian national.

But Boston police would not confirm there was a suspect identified at all.

The report, citing unnamed sources, said the suspect was under guard at an undisclosed Boston hospital. Fox News reported that the suspect was severely burned. The tabloid’s supposed scoop was picked up by numerous sites, including Breitbart.com, TheBlaze and PolicyMic.

Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said at a press conference at 6 p.m. that no suspects were in custody.

“Those reports are not true, there is no suspect in custody,” Davis said.

Earlier, a Boston police spokeswoman told Talking Points Memo’s Hunter Walker: “Honestly, I don’t know where they’re getting their information from, but it didn’t come from us.”

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New Writers Welcome in Boston

Boston has a dependable roster of writers to turn to, which is no surprise considering all its accolades. The mag has won over 50 City & Regional Magazine Association awards for reporting, public service and general excellence. Luckily for intrepid reporters and talented writers, Boston is “absolutely open to new blood at all times,” says editor-in-chief John Wolfson. “We’re always looking to expand.”

If compared with similar publications, “Perhaps the greatest differentiator,” Wolfson said, “is that we run several high-quality stories a month at 3,000-5,000 words, allowing us to do deep-dives into the issues, stories and personalities our readers care about.”

For pitching guidelines and editors’ contact info, read How To Pitch: Boston. [Mediabistro AvantGuild subscription required]

Cronkite “Resting Comfortably”|WaPo Gets Swing Flu|Elle Beats Vogue In Ad Pages|Boston Mag Honcho Drops Axe, Eats Steak|Medical Mag Publisher Lays Off 30

TVNewser: Walter Cronkite‘s family set the record straight today with a statement about his health: “In order to dispel false rumors, Walter Cronkite’s family wants it known that he has apparently suffered for some years with cerebrovascular disease and he is not expected to recuperate. He is resting comfortably at home with family, friends, and a wonderful medical team. We thank you for your prayers and good wishes.”

FishbowlDC: Swine flu hits The Washington Post.

Forbes: Fashion mag Elle booked more ad pages than style bible Vogue for the first time in the magazine’s 24-year history.

Boston Herald: More details emerge about <a href="http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlny/magazines/boston_magazine_gets_new_editor_publisher_layoffs_and_furloughs_119598.asp"recent layoffs at Boston magazine, including the fact that the mag’s execs went out for steak after axing several top staffers.

Folio: CMPMedica U.S. ceased print production of monthly magazines Infections in Medicine and the AIDS Reader this week, resulting in the loss of about 30 jobs.