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2010 April 23

ASME Awards, By The Numbers!

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(NEW YORK) Fashion may have been largely left out of the winner’s circle on Thursday night at ASME’s National Magazine Awards at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, but there was certainly plenty for chicsters to gab about—and we don’t just mean the adorable video introduction given by Anna Wintour’s brother before her Hall of Fame induction. For a full list of the winners, see below, but first: the Ellies, by the numbers!


4: Uncle Si shoutouts, from (respectively) Graydon Carter, Jim Nelson, Anna Wintour, and Cindi Leive

0: Appearances by Stefano Tonchi

1: Sibling showdown: General Excellence Award winner and Men’s Health editor David Zinczenko’s brother is the publisher of competing magazine Field & Stream

8: Winning publications with the words “New York” in the title: New York (4 awards), The New Yorker (3 awards), The New York Times Magazine (1 award)

1: Magazine we really should be reading...: Garden & Gun, General Excellence nominee

2: Row in which the entire Vogue team (including Wintour's daughter, Bee Shaffer) was seated

12: National Magazine Awards given for Digital Media, given in a separate ceremony last week (overheard over cocktails: “We really should have been doing this web thing a while ago”)

16+ (sorry, loves—we lost count): Towncars waiting outside Lincoln Center at precisely 10:15 p.m. What Condé cutbacks?


General Excellence, Print

Recognizes overall editorial achievement at six circulation levels.

Under 100,000 Circulation

San Francisco

Bruce Kelley, Editor-in-Chief
For April, August, December Issues

100,000 to 250,000 Circulation

Mother Jones

Monika Bauerlein and Clara Jeffery, Editors

For July/August, September/October, November/December Issues

250,000 to 500,000 Circulation
New York

Adam Moss, Editor-in-Chief

For April 20, October 5, October 26 Issues

500,000 to 1 Million Circulation
Jim Nelson, Editor-in-Chief

For June, September, November Issues

1 Million to 2 Million Circulation
Men’s Health
David Zinczenko, Editor-in-Chief

For September, October, November Issues

Over 2 Million Circulation
National Geographic
Chris Johns, Editor-in-Chief

For May, September, December Issues

Design, Print

Honors the effectiveness of design, typography and artwork in support of the editorial mission of the magazine

Chris Anderson, Editor-in-Chief
For March, May, August Issues

Photography, Print
Honors the effectiveness of photography, photojournalism and photo-illustration in support of the editorial mission of the magazine

Vanity Fair
Graydon Carter, Editor
For March, September, November Issues


Recognizes the informative photographic documentation of an event or subject

National Geographic
Chris Johns, Editor-in-Chief
For “Shattered Somalia,” photographs by Pascal Maitre; text by Robert Draper, May

Photo Portfolio

Honors creative photography and photo illustration, including portraiture

The New Yorker
David Remnick, Editor

For “Portraits of Power,” photographs by Platon, December 7

Single-Topic Issue

Recognizes magazines that have devoted an issue to the in-depth examination of one topic

Chris Anderson, Editor-in-Chief
For “The Mystery Issue,” May

Magazine Section

Recognizes the excellence of a regular, cohesive front- or back-of-back section

New York
Adam Moss, Editor-in-Chief
For “Strategist,” April 20, May 25, October 26

Personal Service

Honors the outstanding use of print journalism to serve the readers’ needs and aspirations

New York
Adam Moss, Editor-in-Chief

For “For and Against Foreskin,” by Chris Bonanos, Michael Idov and Hanna Rosin, October 26

Leisure Interests
Recognizes excellence in service journalism focusing on recreational activities and special interests

New York
Adam Moss, Editor-in-Chief
For “The Great New York Neoclassical Neapolitan Pizza Revolution,” by Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld with Michael Idov, July 20-27

Public Interest
Recognizes magazine journalism that illuminates issues of public importance

The New Yorker
David Remnick, Editor

For “The Cost Conundrum,” by Atul Gawande, June 1


Honors the enterprise, skill and analysis that a magazine exhibits in covering an event or problem of contemporary interest and significance

The New York Times Magazine
Gerald Marzorati, Editor
For “The Deadly Choices at Memorial,” by Sheri Fink, August 30

Feature Writing
Honors the stylishness and originality with which the writer treats her or his subject

Texas Monthly
Evan Smith, President and Editor-in-Chief; Jake Silverstein, Editor

For “Still Life,” by Skip Hollandsworth, May

Profile Writing

Honors the vividness and perceptiveness with which the writer brings his or her subject to life

David Granger, Editor-in-Chief
For “The Man Who Never Was,” by Mike Sager, May


Recognizes the writer’s eloquence, perspective, fresh thinking and unique voice

National Geographic
Chris Johns, Editor-in-Chief

For “Top Ten State Fair Joys,” by Garrison Keillor, July

Columns and Commentary

Recognizes excellence in short-form social, economic and political commentary, including humor

Jon Meacham, Editor

For three columns by Fareed Zakaria: “Worthwhile Canadian Initiative,” February 16; “The Way Out of Afghanistan,” September 21; “Theocracy and Its Discontents,” June 29

Reviews and Criticism

Honors the knowledge, persuasiveness and original voice that the critic brings to her or his reviews

The New Yorker
David Remnick, Editor
For three reviews by Elizabeth Kolbert: “Green Like Me,” August 31; “Flesh of Your Flesh,” November 9; “Hosed,” November 16

Recognizes excellence in fiction published in magazines

McSweeney’s Quarterly
Dave Eggers, Editor
, For “Memory Wall,” by Anthony Doerr, October 1; “Raw Water,” by Wells Tower, October 1; “Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events,” by Kevin Moffett; March 3

Magazine of the Year
Honors publications that successfully use both print and digital media in fulfilling the editorial mission of the magazine

Cynthia Leive, Editor-in-Chief; Jill Herzig, Executive Editor; Geraldine Hessler, Design Director; Ben Berentson, Online Managing Director

For April, September, November Issues

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