National Magazine Awards Presented to Mostly Dry Crowd


They gave out the National Magazine Awards last night. We were ineligible, unfortunately, so we missed the event at Rose Hall at Lincoln Center, which the Observer called “understated” with “fewer attendees” than in years past, and lamented that “the open bar closed promptly at a few minutes before 7… disappointing pretty much the entire room.” Well, you know journalists. Given by the American Society of Magazine Editors, the “Ellies,” as they’re called, honor magazines of all sizes, and the general excellence awards went by circulation category to Print (under 100K), Foreign Policy (100K-250K), Texas Monthly (250K-500K), Wired (500K-1 million), Field & Stream (1 million-2 million), and Reader’s Digest (over 2 million). You can see the full list here. A special, sort of lifetime achievement award was presented to photographer Annie Liebowitz by what Min Online called a “glamorous quartet of magazine legends” — in case you’ve heard of them, they were Anna Wintour, Graydon Carter, Jann Wenner, and Tina Brown.

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