2003 National Magazine Award Winners Announced

Posted on May 23, 2003

The American Society of Magazine Editors have presented the 2003 National Magazine Awards to 18 print and online magazines in 20 categories. The Atlantic Monthly and The New Yorker each received two awards. Established in 1966, the National Magazine Awards is sponsored by ASME in association with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

The 2003 winners are:

At the ceremony, held at The Waldorf-Astoria in midtown Manhattan before 1,200 editors, publishers and their guests, there were sobering reminders of the state of the world. ASME paid tribute to Michael Kelly, former editor of The Atlantic Monthly, who was killed while covering the war in Iraq. A number of the finalist articles, essays and reports focused on war, terrorism, homeland security and the situation in the Middle East.

In addition to winning awards in two categories, The New Yorker received nine nominations and The Atlantic Monthly received seven. Harper�s Magazine and Vanity Fair received five nominations and won one award each; Sports Illustrated received four nominations and won one award; Outside and Texas Monthly received three nominations and won one award each. The American Scholar, Cond� Nast Traveler and National Geographic Adventure received two nominations and won one award each. Winners were presented with an �Ellie,� a reproduction of Alexander Calder�s stabile, �Elephant,� which is ASME�s symbol of the award.

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