National Magazine Award Winners Announced

Posted on May 4, 2001

The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) has announced the winners of this years National Magazine Awards. The 2001 National Magazine Awards, an editorial honor in the magazine industry, were presented at a gala event at The Waldorf-Astoria before 1,200 editors, publishers and their guests. The New Yorker received 11 nominations and won five awards; Esquire received eight nominations and won one award; Rolling Stone received four nominations and won one award; The American Scholar and Nest received three nominations and won one award each. National Geographic Adventure received two nominations and won one award.

Each winner was presented with an "Ellie," a reproduction of Alexander Calder's stabile, "Elephant," which is ASME's symbol of the award. The awards are presented to print magazines that consistently demonstrate superior performance in carrying out stated editorial objectives, innovative editorial techniques, noteworthy journalistic enterprise, and imagination and vigor in layout and design. The online awards recognize Internet sites that reflect an outstanding level of interactivity, journalistic integrity and service.

The 2001 Winners

This year's program attracted a record 1,586 print and new media entries. The 86 finalists were chosen by a screening panel composed of 170 editors, art directors, educators and new media experts. The 17 winners were chosen by a separate panel of 80 judges.

Over the years, a number of 2001 award recipients have received multiple awards. The New Yorker has received 31 awards; Esquire has received 11 awards; National Geographic has received ten awards; Rolling Stone has received nine awards; Time has received six awards; Mother Jones has received four awards; and The American Scholar and Nest have received two awards each. The National Magazine Awards were established in 1966. The awards program is sponsored by ASME in association with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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