February 3, 2015

The annual awards ceremony recognizing the best work in American magazines was held last night in New York. Here’s a digest of the most important stuff:

The big winners:

  • Vogue was named magazine of the year.
  • The New Yorker won three awards: general excellence, essays and criticism and fiction.
  • New York won for design, magazine section and columns and commentary

There were a lot of first-time winners:

  • The Atavist, feature writing
  • The Hollywood Reporter, general excellence
  • Nautilus, general excellence and website
  • Pacific Standard, public interest
  • The Texas Observer, multimedia
  • Vice News, video

Other random tidbits:

  • The Atavist
  • is the first digital-only magazine to win for feature writing.

  • They’re called “the Ellies” because each winner gets an elephant trophy, not because of Elle magazine.
  • ABC “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir, who hosted the awards, joked that Men’s Health is “the magazine that makes me feel bad about myself,” Politico’s Mike Allen reports.
  • If you want to read some of the award-winning work, The Huffington Post’s Catherine Taibi has compiled a list of the winners here.
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Benjamin Mullin is the managing editor of Poynter.org. He previously reported for Poynter as a staff writer, Google Journalism Fellow and Naughton Fellow, covering journalism…
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