Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The ASME announce the 2012 National Magazine Awards for Digital Media winners

The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism announced this afternoon the winners of the 2012 National Magazine Awards for Digital Media. New York magazine won awards for both best website as well as the General Excellence award.

Here is a list of the winners:

General Excellence, Digital Media: Honors the best magazines published on digital platforms
New York
Adam Moss, Editor-in-Chief
Ben Williams, Editorial Director, nymag.com

Website: Honors the best magazine websites
New York
Adam Moss, Editor-in-Chief
Ben Williams, Editorial Director, nymag.com

Tablet Edition: Honors magazine editions published on tablets and e-readers
National Geographic
Chris Johns, Editor-in-Chief
Bill Marr, Creative Director
Melissa Wiley, E-Publishing Director

Design, Digital Media: Honors magazine websites, tablet and e-reader editions and utility apps for visual and functional excellence
Chris Anderson, Editor-in-Chief
Brandon Kavulla, Creative Director
For “Underworld Issue,” February 2011, iPad App

Website Department: Honors a department, channel or microsite
The Daily Beast
Tina Brown, Editor-in-Chief Newsweek and The Daily Beast
For “Book Beast”

Utility App: Honors single-purpose apps distributed on mobile devices, including tablets and smartphones
Richard Stengel, Managing Editor
For “PopuList” iPad Apps

Personal Service, Digital Media: Honors service journalism on digital platforms
David Zinczenko, Senior Vice President, Editor-in-Chief
William G. Phillips, Editor
For “The Skin Cancer Center,” by Adam Campbell, Executive Editor, and Amy Rushlow, Senior Editor

Reporting, Digital Media: Honors excellence in reporting for digital media
Chris Anderson, Editor-in-Chief
Noah Shachtman, Digital Editor
For “FBI Teaches Agents: ‘Mainstream’ Muslims Are ‘Violent, Radical,’” by Spencer Ackerman, Senior Writer

Commentary, Digital Media: Honors excellence in opinion journalism on digital platforms
The American Scholar
Robert Wilson, Editor
For “Zinsser on Friday,” by William Zinsser

Multimedia: Honors the use of interactivity and multimedia in the coverage of an event or subject
Foreign Policy
Susan B. Glasser, Editor-in-Chief
For “The Qaddafi Files: An FP Special Report”

Video: Honors the outstanding use of video by magazines
The New York Times Magazine
Hugo Lindgren, Editor-in-Chief
For “My Family’s Experiment in Extreme Schooling,” by Julie Dressner, Shayla Harris and Clifford J. Levy

The awards are known as the Digital Ellies. James B. Meigs, editor-in-chief of Popular Mechanics and Editorial Director of the Hearst Men’s Enthusiast Group, was in charge of judging, assisted by 90 industry professionals.