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National Geographic Wins Four National Magazine Awards

National Geographic won four 2013 National Magazine Awards, including two for digital media, the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) announced last night.

National Geographic Editor in Chief Chris Johns at the 2013 National Magazine Awards ceremony. Photo courtesy of ASME.
Photo of Chris Johns courtesy of ASME.

The National Geographic Society’s flagship journal won awards for General Excellence, Print (October, November and December issues), Photography (August, September and December), Tablet Magazine (May, November and December iPad Editions), and Multimedia (“Cheetahs on the Edge,” November iPad Edition).

New York was named Magazine of the Year. The Atlantic, New York and Texas Monthly each won two awards. Two digital-only publications also won awards: Pitchfork for General Excellence, Digital Media, and Slate for Columns and Commentary.

“We should all celebrate our four National Magazine Awards received last night,” said Chris Johns, National Geographic Editor in Chief. “This accomplishment speaks to the talent we draw on across the Society and shows how working together can achieve great success. Congratulations!”

 

Power of Magazine Media

 

“Tonight showed the growing power of Magazine Media not only in print but online and on tablets,” said Sid Holt, chief executive of the American Society of Magazine Editors, in a news statement released by ASME. “Whether it was Pamela Colloff’s extraordinary article ‘The Innocent Man’ for Texas Monthly or the election-changing video ‘Full Secret Video of Private Romney Fundraiser’ for Mother Jones, these are the kinds of stories only magazines can tell.”

Known as the Ellies–for the Alexander Calder stabile “Elephant” given to each award winner–the National Magazine Awards honor print and digital publications that consistently demonstrate superior execution of editorial objectives, innovative techniques, noteworthy journalistic enterprise and imaginative art direction. The awards are sponsored by the ASME in association with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and are administered by ASME.

Nearly 260 publications entered the National Magazine Awards this year, submitting 1,636 entries. The judges, which included 330 magazine editors, art directors and photography editors as well as journalism educators, nominated 62  publications in 23 categories. Twenty-six magazines received multiple nominations, led by National Geographic with seven, followed by Bon Appétit and New York, both with six. GQ and The New Yorker both received five nominations; Esquire, Harper’s Magazine, Mother Jones and Texas Monthly all received four.

 

NATIONAL MAGAZINE AWARDS 2013 WINNERS

18 Magazines Received “Ellies”

Magazine of the Year

New York
Adam Moss, Editor in Chief
Ben Williams, Online Editorial Director
May 28, October 22 and November 12 Print and iPad Editions
nymag.com

General Excellence, Print

News, Sports and Entertainment Magazines
National Geographic
Chris Johns, Editor in Chief
October, November and December

National Geographic October 2013National Geographic November 2012National Geographic December 2012

 

Click the covers to see the award-winning content. 

 

 

 

 

Service and Fashion Magazines

Vogue
Anna Wintour, Editor in Chief
March, September and December

Lifestyle Magazines
Martha Stewart Living
Martha Stewart, Founder
Gael Towey, Chief Creative and Editorial Director
Pilar Guzmán, Editor in Chief
April

Martha Stewart, Founder and Chief Creative Officer
Pilar Guzmán, Editor in Chief
May and November

Special-Interest Magazines
Outside
Lawrence J. Burke, Chairman and Editor in Chief
Christopher Keyes, Vice President and Editor
March, October and November

Literary, Political and Professional Magazines
The Paris Review
Lorin Stein, Editor
Spring, Fall and Winter

 

General Excellence, Digital Media

Pitchfork
Mark Richardson, Editor in Chief

 

Design
TIME
Rick Stengel, Managing Editor
July 30, November 19 and December 31, 2012/January 7, 2013

 

Photography
National Geographic
Chris Johns, Editor in Chief
August, September and December

National Geographic December 2012National Geographic September 2012National Geographic August 2012

 

Click the covers to see the award-winning photography.

 

 

 

 

Feature Photography

W
Stefano Tonchi, Editor in Chief
Good Kate, Bad Kate,” by Will Self; photographs by Steven Klein
March

 

Single-Topic Issue
Saveur
James Oseland, Editor in Chief
“The Mexico Issue”
August/September

 

Magazine Section
New York
Adam Moss, Editor in Chief
“Strategist”
May 28, October 8 and October 22

 

Personal Service
Los Angeles
Mary Melton, Editor in Chief
The New Face and Body of Plastic Surgery in L.A.
October

 

Leisure Interests
Wired
Chris Anderson, Editor in Chief
“How to Be a Geek Dad”
June

 

Website
The Atlantic
James Bennet, Editor in Chief
Bob Cohn, Editor, Atlantic Digital

 

Tablet Magazine
National Geographic
Chris Johns, Editor in Chief
Lisa Lytton, Director, Digital Editions
May, November and December iPad Editions

 

Multimedia
National Geographic
Chris Johns, Editor in Chief
Cheetahs on the Edge,” November iPad Edition

Multimedia for the 2013 National Magazine Award for this National Geographic ipad edition included videos, stills, and an interactive graphic to illustrate the feature “Cheetahs on the Edge.” Watch the video “The Science of Speed.”

 

Video
Mother Jones
Monika Bauerlein and Clara Jeffery, Editors
David Corn, Washington Bureau Chief
James West, Producer
Full Secret Video of Private Romney Fundraiser,” September 18

 

Public Interest
Texas Monthly
Jake Silverstein, Editor in Chief
Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Wives,” by Mimi Swartz
August

 

Reporting
GQ
Jim Nelson, Editor in Chief
18 Tigers, 17 Lions, 8 Bears, 3 Cougars, 2 Wolves, 1 Baboon, 1 Macaque and 1 Man Dead in Ohio,” by Chris Heath
March

 

Feature Writing Incorporating Profile Writing
Texas Monthly
Jake Silverstein, Editor in Chief
The Innocent Man: Part I,” November, and “The Innocent Man: Part II,” December, by Pamela Colloff

 

Essays and Criticism
The Atlantic
James Bennet, Editor in Chief
Scott Stossel, Editor
Fear of a Black President,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates
September

 

Columns and Commentary
Slate
David Plotz, Editor in Chief
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

 

Fiction
Harper’s Magazine
Ellen Rosenbush, Editor
Batman and Robin Have an Altercation,” by Stephen King
September
All publication dates 2012 unless otherwise indicated.

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