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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.

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National Geographic Leads National Magazine Awards Finalists

The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) has announced the finalists for the 2013 Ellies, and National Geographic leads the pack with seven nominations. Following up NatGeo is Bon Appétit and New York with six nominations; and GQ and The New Yorker each got five.

Below are the other magazines and digital publications which received multiple nominations:

  • Four Nominations: EsquireHarper’s MagazineMother JonesTexas Monthly 
  • Three Nominations: The AtlanticSaveur, TimeWired
  • Two Nominations: Businessweek, Byliner, Golf Digest, Los AngelesMartha Stewart LivingThe New York Times MagazineOutside, The Paris ReviewReal SimpleScientific American, Slate, Sports Illustrated, W

The Ellies will be given out Thursday, May 2, at the Marriott Marquis. The finalists for magazine of the year will be announced next Monday. For the full list of nominations, click through.

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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New York Wins ASME ‘Best Cover’ of 2011 Award

The American Society of Magazines Editors (ASME) have announced the winners of its annual best magazine cover contest. New York took the big prize, winning “Best Cover” for its October 3 issue, shown above.

“The editors deliberately chose a model representing the story at its most extreme and photographed her in the pose made iconic by Demi Moore on the cover of Vanity Fair,” the ASME said of the winning cover. “Her belly was plumped with a prosthetic pillow, then carefully retouched to look real. The over-the-top poster-like cover was meant to stop consumers in their tracks — and it did.”

The Ellies are tonight, but for the rest of the cover winners, click here.

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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Los Angeles Magazine Nominated for Two Ellies

The American Society of Magazine Editors announced their finalists for the Ellies (the National Magazine Awards) Tuesday and Los Angeles magazine is a finalist in two categories.

“What Happened to Mitrice Richardson?” by Mike Kessler is a finalist in the reporting category and Steve Erickson in the columns and commentary category for his film reviews.

The Ellies will be presented at the New York Marriott Marquis on May 3.

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)

ASME Changes Magazine Awards

The changes that ASME President (and People Managing Editor) Larry Hackett promised us back in June have officially set in. According to Adweek, Special Interest Magazines is now called Active and Special Interest, and the General Excellence categories have been revamped as well.

Last year there were six GE categories, now there are only five. They’ve been renamed to show how people look at those titles, too. Fashion, Service and Lifestyle Magazine category is now Women’s Magazines, and Literary Journal and Opinion is now Thought-Leader.

The Ellies have some changes as well. Tablet and mobile specific content is now eligible in a majority of categories, and there are new awards for websites.

The ASME is trying to satisfy people with these alterations, but it shouldn’t expect much reaction. As everyone knows, there’s always something to complain about, you just have to find it.

National Magazine Awards Roundup: New York, National Geographic Among the Big Winners

Last night’s ASME National Magazine Awards had more than a few surprises. The evening began with a cocktail hour for a change, where FishbowlNY had drinks with Graydon Carter, Bethenny Frankel, David Copperfield, and other media celebrities milling around the red carpet. We caught up with a few nominees, such as the editor of Audobon magazine: “We’ve been nominated for 5 years,” he told us, “and we haven’t won once. I wasn’t going to attend, but then I thought, what if we win this year?”

They didn’t. Oh, well! Some other choice quotes: we heard from Bethenny Frankel that she always reads her magazine coverage in nail salons, because she is medicated on planes.

The evening began on a somber note, with Graydon Carter acknowledging the many journalists who had died or been detained while reporting in war areas, and presenting a slideshow of the work of Vanity Fair contributor Tim Hetherington, who died in Misrata, Libya.

But the mood lightened as the awards were announced. Some of the big winners of the night were New York Times Magazine, New York, and National Geographic, each taking home a couple of awards, with National Geographic jubilantly winning “Magazine of the Year.”

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2011 National Magazine Awards for Digital Media

We live-blogged the National Magazine Awards for Digital Media in New York City this afternoon.

The ceremony has concluded, but the complete list of winners follows below…

1:20 p.m. Epicurious has won the general excellence digital media, service and lifestyle award. Tablet Magazine has won the blogging award.

1:30 p.m.Life.com has won the photography and digital media award. The New York Times Magazine has won the design, digital media award.

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