This is an amazing thing, and as cool as it gets in the magazine world. It's the magazine equivalent of being nominated for an Oscar. Congratulations, Pasties.
THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MAGAZINE EDITORS
ANNOUNCES 43rd ANNUAL NATIONAL MAGAZINE AWARD FINALISTS
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The New Yorker Receives Most “Ellie” Nominations
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Magazine Industry Toasts Best and Brightest
on May 1 at Jazz at Lincoln Center
NEW YORK, NY (March 19, 2008) — Marlene Kahan, Executive Director, American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME), today announced the finalists for the43rd annual National Magazine Awards, the magazine industry’s highest honor. Named after the Alexander Calder Stabile “Elephant,” the 2008 “Ellies” represent a record-setting 1,964 entries from 333 print and online magazines. Twenty-five winners will be announced at a gala event on May 1, at New York City’s Jazz at LincolnCenter, Frederick P. Rose Hall.
“Magazines retain their unique appeal even as they traverse platforms to provoke and please today’s most discerning media consumers. The unparalleled mix of immediacy and depth in magazine editorial keeps bringing readers back for more,” said Marlene Kahan, executive director, ASME. “From perennial favorites to unexpected newcomers, this year’s record number of submissions speaks to the exceptional level of quality consistently delivered to our newsstands and mailboxes.”
Two hundred forty industry experts voted on the 2008 finalists, which represent the full spectrum of magazine journalism from politics and science to child-rearing and the arts. Among the emerging themes and statistics from the 2008 nominees:
The awards honor print and online magazines that consistently demonstrate superior execution of editorial objectives, innovative editorial techniques, journalistic enterprise, and imaginative design. Established in 1966, the National Magazine Awards is the preeminent program in the magazine industry to honor editorial excellence. ASME presents the awards program in association with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Barnes & Noble is the exclusive sponsor of the awards. There will be a reading of winning and finalist articles at a Barnes & Noble location in Manhattan in early May.
GENERAL EXCELLENCE: Recognizes overall excellence in magazines in six circulation categories. The award honors the effectiveness with which writing, reporting, editing and design all come together to command readers’ attention and fulfill the magazine’s unique editorial mission.
Circulation under 100,000
Aperture ● The Georgia Review ● Metropolis ● Print ● The Virginia Quarterly Review
Circulation 100,000 - 250,000
Foreign Policy ● Mother Jones ● Paste ● Philadelphia Magazine ● Radar
Circulation 250,000 - 500,000
Backpacker ● Cookie ● New York Magazine ● W ● Wondertime
Circulation 500,000 – 1,000,000
Budget Travel ● The Economist ● GQ ● National Geographic Adventure ● Wired
Circulation 1,000,000 – 2,000,000
Men’s Health ● The New Yorker ● Play, The New York Times Sports Magazine ●
Popular Mechanics ● Vanity Fair
Circulation over 2,000,000
Glamour ● Martha Stewart Living ● National Geographic ● People ● Time