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The New Yorker Snubbed at National Magazine Awards

The National Magazine Awards (a.k.a. The Ellies) were given out last night and almost every magazine you can think of won, aside from The New Yorker. The magazine was nominated five times, but failed to take home a paperweight that vaguely resembles an elephant for the first time since 2007. But don’t feel bad for The New Yorker. It’s still The New Yorker.

Other notables from the Ellies: New York won Magazine of The Year and National Geographic won four times, the most of any magazine.

Below is the extremely long list of winners.

Magazine of the Year
New York

General Excellence, Print:

News, Sports and Entertainment Magazines
National Geographic

Service and Fashion Magazines

Lifestyle Magazines
Martha Stewart Living

Special-Interest Magazines

Literary, Political and Professional Magazines
The Paris Review

General Excellence, Digital Media


National Geographic

Feature Photography

Single-Topic Issue

Magazine Section
New York - “Strategist”

Personal Service
Los Angeles

Leisure Interests

The Atlantic

Tablet Magazine
National Geographic

National Geographic

Mother Jones – “Full Secret Video of Private Romney Fundraiser”

Public Interest
Texas Monthly
“Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Wives,” by Mimi Swartz

“18 Tigers, 17 Lions, 8 Bears, 3 Cougars, 2 Wolves, 1 Baboon, 1 Macaque and 1 Man Dead in Ohio,” by Chris Heath

Feature Writing Incorporating Profile Writing
Texas Monthly
“The Innocent Man: Part I,” and “The Innocent Man: Part II,” December, by Pamela Colloff

Essays and Criticism
The Atlantic
“Fear of a Black President,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Columns and Commentary
Three columns by Dahlia Lithwick: “It’s Not About the Law, Stupid,” March 22; “The Supreme Court’s Dark Vision of Freedom,” March 27; and “Where Is the Liberal Outrage?” July 6

Harper’s Magazine
“Batman and Robin Have an Altercation,” by Stephen King

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