Monday, October 24, 2016

Roster of international judges named to augment Magawards judging

In a first for the National Magazine Awards, it has announced a roster of name international judges who will join the usual volunteer Canadian judging panel(s). This was one of the major changes that were recently announced for the awards. Among the international judges:
  • Jane Franciso, the editor-in-chief of Good Housekeeping and previously editor-in-chief of Chatelaine, Style at Home and Glow magazines.
  • Adam Sternbergh, a contributing editor to New York magazine and former culture editor of the New York Times magazine.
  • Kevin Delaney, editor-in-chief of Quartz, a digital arm of Atlantic Media and previously editor of WSJ.com.
  • Emily Nussbaum, the television critic for The New Yorker and 2016 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for criticism. Previously edited the culture pages at New York magazine.
  • David Michon, an editorial and creative consultant and print and radio journalist based in London, UK. Previously an editor at Monocle
  • Gillian Dobias, who launched Monocle Films for Monocle magazine and directed video and radio productions for the CBC and BBC.
  • Laurie Kratochvil, a photo dealer and appraiser who began her career as photography editor at the Los Angeles Times and  spent 12 years as photo editor at Rolling Stone magazine.
  • Jeremy Keehn, features editor at Bloomberg Business Week. Previously editor of NewYorker.com, digital director of Harper's and a senior editor at The Walrus     
  • Todd Falkowsky, publisher of The Canadian Design Resource and founder and creative director of Citizen Brand and Mother Brant; also a professor of architecture at the Politecnico in Milan, Italy.
  • Antonio de Luca, at one time creative director of The Walrus, now lead product designer & Upshot art director at the New York Times.
  • Jessica Rose, art director of Wallpaper and previously art director at The Sunday Times and at Toronto Life.  
"This initiative aims to put Canadian-made work directly into the eyes of some of our industry‚Äôs top experts, helping to give recognition to Canadian creators that extends beyond our borders," said a posting on the National Magazine Awards Foundation blog.                                              

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