“Ellies” award winners: Below is the list. The press release is on the ASME website.
The 2004 National Magazine Award winners are:
Newsweek for General Excellence (over 2,000,000 circulation) Popular Science for General Excellence (1,000,000 to 2,000,000 circulation) Gourmet for General Excellence (500,000 to 1,000,000 circulation) Budget Living for General Excellence (250,000 to 500,000 circulation) Chicago Magazine for General Excellence (100,000 to 250,000 circulation) Aperture for General Excellence (under 100,000 circulation) Men’s Health for Personal Service Consumer Reports for Leisure Interests Rolling Stone for Reporting The New Yorker for Public Interest The New Yorker for Feature Writing Esquire for Profile Writing The New Yorker for Essays New York for Columns and Commentary Esquire for Reviews and Criticism The Oxford American for Single-topic Issue Esquire for Design City for Photography W for Photo Portfolio/Photo Essay Esquire for Fiction CNET News.com for General Excellence Online
I’m especially glad to see two magazines honored as I have praised both of them here on the rexblog. (Actually, I’ve praised several of the winners, but these especially prominently.)
Two weeks ago, on, April 24, I was impressed enough by my son’s copy of Popular Science to say the following, among other things:
I must admit that I had not picked up a copy of the magazine in a few decades (since I was a seventh grader?), but it has quickly become one of my favorites (no fights yet over who gets to read it first, however). I can’t say enough about the magazine itself: in short, it has adapted its content to a Men’s Health-influenced architechture, editorial sensibility and pace. Great writing ranging from two sentence “cool gadet” finds to indepth investigative journalism offer the reader plenty of pleasurable surprises in each issue.
And, on April 29, 2003, I blogged this about the issue that won “Best Single-topic Issue” from one of my favorite all-time magazines that is, sadly, no longer published, The Oxford American:
If you only purchase one magazine this year (heck, or this decade, for that matter), make it the current issue of Oxford American. Thank God Marc Smirnoff found a home, if only for this one particular gem. An incredible CD is included and, for icing on the cake, one of Hammock Publishing’s favorite contributing writers (back when we could afford him), Mike Perry, has a piece on a “vocalese” pioneer (a new word for me, also), King Pleasure. The King Pleasure cut on the CD is worth the entire purchase price. It doesn’t get any better than this.