2007 National Magazine Award Winners Announced

New York Sweeps with Five Ellies; First-Time Winners: Beliefnet.com,

Departures, McSweeney's, O, The Oprah Magazine and The Paris Review

May 01, 2007, 01:00 ET from American Society of Magazine Editors

    NEW YORK, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of
 Magazine Editors (ASME) this evening presented the 2007 National Magazine
 Awards, the industry's most prestigious editorial honor, at a gala
 black-tie event. The 42nd annual award ceremony, held at Frederick P. Rose
 Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th Street, in New York
 City was attended by more than 1,000 editors, publishers, industry
 professionals and guests.
     The National Magazine Awards honor magazines, whether in print or
 online, that consistently demonstrate superior execution of editorial
 objectives, innovative editorial techniques, noteworthy journalistic
 enterprise, and imaginative design. The "Ellies" (named after the Alexander
 Calder Stabile "Elephant," which is ASME's symbol of the award) were
 presented to 19 print and online magazines across 25 categories.
     The 2007 National Magazine Award winners are:
     -- National Geographic for General Excellence (over 2,000,000 circulation)
     -- Rolling Stone for General Excellence (1,000,000 to 2,000,000
     -- Wired for General Excellence (500,000 to 1,000,000 circulation)
     -- New York for General Excellence (250,000 to 500,000 circulation)
     -- Foreign Policy for General Excellence (100,000 to 250,000 circulation)
     -- Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists for General Excellence (under 100,000
     -- Glamour for Personal Service
     -- O, The Oprah Magazine for Leisure Interests
     -- Esquire for Reporting
     -- Vanity Fair for Public Interest
     -- GQ for Feature Writing
     -- New York for Profile Writing
     -- The Georgia Review for Essays
     -- Vanity Fair for Columns and Commentary
     -- The Nation for Reviews and Criticism
     -- New York for Magazine Section
     -- Departures for Single-topic Issue
     -- New York for Design
     -- National Geographic for Photography
     -- The Paris Review for Photojournalism
     -- City for Photo Portfolio
     -- McSweeney's for Fiction
     -- Beliefnet.com for General Excellence Online
     -- BusinessWeek.com for Interactive Service
     -- nymag.com for Interactive Feature
     Links to the National Magazine Award-winning magazines and articles are
 now available at
     New York received seven nominations and won five awards. Esquire
 received seven nominations and won one award. National Geographic had five
 nominations and Vanity Fair four, and they won two awards each.
 Beliefnet.com; Departures; McSweeney's; O, The Oprah Magazine; and The
 Paris Review were awarded their first Ellie.
     This year's program attracted 1,774 entries from 334 print and online
 magazines. The 127 finalists and 25 winners were chosen by more than 270
 editors, art directors, educators and online media experts.
     A number of the award recipients have received multiple Ellies
 throughout the years. Through 2007, Esquire has received 19 awards;
 National Geographic has received 15 awards; New York has received 14
 awards; Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair have received 13 awards each;
 BusinessWeek has received nine awards; Glamour has received six awards;
 Wired has received five awards; GQ and The Nation have received four awards
 each; Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, City, Foreign Policy and The
 Georgia Review have received two awards each.
     Barnes & Noble is the exclusive sponsor of the 2007 awards. In addition
 to their support of the event, they will host a panel discussion with
 writers from winning and finalist magazines on May 4 at 7 p.m. The panel
 discussion will take place at the Lincoln Triangle Barnes & Noble in
 Manhattan (1972 Broadway at 66th Street).
     A selection of this year's articles from National Magazine Award
 finalists and winners will be published in ASME's eighth anthology The Best
 American Writing 2007 (Fall, Columbia University Press).
     About The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME)
     The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) is a non-profit
 professional organization for editors of print and online magazines which
 are edited, published and distributed in the U.S. Established in 1963, ASME
 currently has about 900 members nationwide. Among other things, ASME works
 to preserve editorial independence and speaks out on public policy issues,
 particularly those pertaining to the First Amendment.
     CONTACTS:    Marlene Kahan, Executive Director, ASME
                  212.872.3737   asme@magazine.org
                  Howard Polskin, Senior Vice President, Communications/Events,
                  212.872.3732   hpolskin@magazine.org
                  Cris Dinozo, Director of Communications, MPA
                  212.872.3731   cdinozo@magazine.org

SOURCE American Society of Magazine Editors