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National Magazine Awards 2012 Finalists AnnouncedSports Illustrated Editor Terry McDonell to Be Honored at May 3 Gala (April 03, 2012)
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 04/03/12 -- The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) today announced the finalists for the 2012 National Magazine Awards. Known as the Ellies -- for the Alexander Calder stabile "Elephant" given to each award winner -- the National Magazine Awards will be presented on Thursday, May 3, at the New York Marriott Marquis.
The May 3 gala will include the presentation of the Magazine Editors' Hall of Fame Award to Terry McDonell, who as Editor of the Time Inc. Sports Group oversees Sports Illustrated. The Hall of Fame was established in 1995 by ASME to recognize the editorial achievements and career-long accomplishments of leading journalists and honors distinguished service to the magazine industry.
NEW YORK AND THE NEW YORKER LEAD 2012 FINALISTS
The 2012 National Magazine Award finalists include 52 titles in 20 categories. Twenty-six magazines received multiple nominations, led by New York and The New Yorker, both with six.
Magazines receiving multiple nominations include: The Atlantic (3 nominations), Bloomberg Businessweek (3), ESPN The Magazine (2), Esquire (3), Field & Stream (2), Garden & Gun (2), Glamour (2), GQ (5), Harper's Magazine (3), Interview (2), Los Angeles (2), McSweeney's Quarterly (2), Men's Health (2), National Geographic (3), New York (6), The New York Times Magazine (3), The New Yorker (6), Real Simple (3), Rolling Stone (2), Texas Monthly (2), TIME (3), Vanity Fair (2), Virginia Quarterly Review (3), Vogue (2), W (2) and Wired (4).
Group publishers with multiple nominations include: Atlantic Media Company (3 for The Atlantic); Bloomberg L.P. (3 for Bloomberg Businessweek); Bonnier Corporation (4 for Field & Stream, Outdoor Life and Saveur); Brant Publications (2 for Interview); Conde Nast (24 for Bon Appetit, Glamour, GQ, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Vogue, W and Wired); Emmis Communications (4 for Los Angeles and Texas Monthly); Hearst Magazines (10 for Country Living; Esquire; Good Housekeeping; House Beautiful; Marie Claire; O, The Oprah Magazine; Popular Mechanics and Redbook); National Geographic Society (3 for National Geographic); New York Times Company (3 for The New York Times Magazine); Rodale (3 for Bicycling and Men's Health); Time Inc. (7 for Real Simple, Sports Illustrated and TIME); and Wenner Media (3 for Men's Journal and Rolling Stone).
Three magazines were first-time nominees: Country Living, The Fader and Vice -- all in General Excellence.
ASME sponsors the National Magazine Awards in association with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. The first award was presented in 1966 to Look; the first award for digital journalism was presented in 1997 to Money. Nearly 270 publications entered the National Magazine Awards this year, submitting 1,804 entries. The judges included 345 magazine editors, art directors and photography editors as well as journalism educators.
NATIONAL MAGAZINE AWARDS 2012 FINALISTS IN THE GENERAL EXCELLENCE CATEGORY
Honors large-circulation weeklies, biweeklies and general-interest monthlies
Bloomberg Businessweek; GQ; New York; The New Yorker; Vice
Honors women's magazines, including health and fitness magazines and family-centric publications
Glamour; More; O, The Oprah Magazine; Real Simple; W
Honors food, travel and shelter magazines as well as city and regional publications
Bon Appetit; Country Living; Garden & Gun; House Beautiful; Texas Monthly
Active- and Special-Interest Magazines
Honors magazines serving targeted audiences, including enthusiast titles
The Fader; Field & Stream; Inc.; Men's Health; Popular Mechanics
Honors literary, scholarly and professional publications as well as small-circulation general-interest magazines
The American Scholar; Aperture; IEEE Spectrum; The New Republic; Virginia Quarterly Review
To view finalists in additional categories, visit http://www.magazine.org/asme/.
The American Society of Magazine Editors is the principal organization for magazine journalists in the United States. ASME members include the editorial leaders of most major consumer and business magazines published in print and online. Founded in 1963, ASME works to defend the First Amendment, protect editorial independence and support the development of journalism. ASME sponsors the National Magazine Awards in association with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and publishes the ASME Guidelines for Editors and Publishers.
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