Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Mother Jones is named Magazine of the Year in U.S. National Magazine Awards

Mother Jones magazine was named magazine of the year, the top prize in the U.S. National Magazine Awards which were presented Tuesday in New York.
"The 41-year-old bimonthly, which also won in the Reporting category for its blockbuster exposé on private prisons, beat out fellow Magazine of the year finalists The New Yorker, Cosmopolitan, The California Sunday Magazine and New York magazine," according to a post on Adweek
New York tied for the most awards won, claiming best magazine section (for its “Culture Pages” department), single-topic issue (for the Oct. 3-16 issue, “Eight Years in America”), video (for “Guns & Empathy”). The New York Times Magazine won three Ellies (named after the Elephant sculpture created for the award winners by sculptor Alexander Calder (shown)): feature writing (for “I Have No Choice but to Keep Looking” by Jennifer Percy), public interest (for “Worlds Apart” by Nikole Hannah-Jones), and essays and criticism (“David’s Ankles” by Sam Anderson).

First-time winners included The Marshall Project (general excellence in literature, science and politics), Good (personal service) and Huffington Post Highline (multimedia).


Below is a full list of winners.
  • General Excellence:
    • News, sports and entertainment: ESPN The Magazine
    • Service and lifestyle: Bon Appétit
    • Special interest: Modern Farmer
    • Literature, science and politics: The Marshall Project
  • Design: The California Sunday Magazine
  • Photography: The California Sunday Magazine
  • Feature photography: Pacific Standard for “Adrift,” photographs by Francesco Zizola, July/August
  • Magazine section: New York for “The Culture Pages”
  • Personal service: Good for “What Can He Really Do? What Can We Do About It?,” Winter
  • Leisure interests: Eater for “The Eater Guide to Paris,” by Eater Staff, Oct. 19 at Eater.com
  • Single-topic issue: New York for “Eight Years in America,” Oct. 3-16 print issue and nymag.com
  • Website: National Geographic
  • Multimedia: Huffington Post Highline for “The 21st Century Gold Rush,” by Malia Politzer and Emily Kassie, Dec. 21 at Highline.huffingtonpost.com
  • Video: New York With Narrative 4 for “Guns & Empathy,” Dec. 26 at nymag.com
  • Reporting: Mother Jones for “My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard,” by Shane Bauer, July-August print issue; June 23 at motherjones.com and YouTube.com
  • Feature writing: The New York Times Magazine for “‘I Have No Choice but to Keep Looking,’” by Jennifer Percy, Aug. 2 at nytimes.com
  • Essays and criticism: The New York Times Magazine for “David’s Ankles,” by Sam Anderson, Aug. 21
  • Columns and commentary: Harper’s Magazine for three columns by Rebecca Solnit: “Bird in a Cage,” March; “The Ideology of Isolation,” July; and “Giantess,” September
  • Public interest: The New York Times Magazine for “Worlds Apart,” by Nikole Hannah-Jones, June 12
  • Magazine of the year: Mother Jones

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