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2007 National Magazine Award Winners Announced

NEW YORK, May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) last evening presented the 2007 National Magazine Awards, the industry's most prestigious editorial honor, at a gala black-tieevent. The 42nd annual award ceremony, held at Frederick P. Rose Hall , Homeof Jazz at Lincoln Center , Broadway at 60th Street, in New York City wasattended by more than 1,000 editors, publishers, industry professionals andguests.

The National Magazine Awards honor magazines, whether in print or online, that consistently demonstrate superior execution of editorial objectives, innovative editorial techniques, noteworthy journalistic enterprise, andimaginative design. The "Ellies" (named after the Alexander Calder Stabile"Elephant," which is ASME's symbol of the award) were presented to 19 printand online magazines across 25 categories.

The 2007 National Magazine Award winners are: -- National Geographic for General Excellence (over 2,000,000 circulation) -- Rolling Stone for General Excellence (1,000,000 to 2,000,000 circulation) -- Wired for General Excellence (500,000 to 1,000,000 circulation) -- New York for General Excellence (250,000 to 500,000 circulation) -- Foreign Policy for General Excellence (100,000 to 250,000 circulation) -- Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists for General Excellence (under 100,000 circulation) -- Glamour for Personal Service -- O, The Oprah Magazine for Leisure Interests -- Esquire for Reporting -- Vanity Fair for Public Interest -- GQ for Feature Writing -- New York for Profile Writing -- The Georgia Review for Essays -- Vanity Fair for Columns and Commentary -- The Nation for Reviews and Criticism -- New York for Magazine Section -- Departures for Single-topic Issue -- New York for Design -- National Geographic for Photography -- The Paris Review for Photojournalism -- City for Photo Portfolio -- McSweeney's for Fiction -- for General Excellence Online -- for Interactive Service -- for Interactive Feature

Links to the National Magazine Award-winning magazines and articles arenow available

New York received seven nominations and won five awards. Esquire receivedseven nominations and won one award. National Geographic had five nominationsand Vanity Fair four, and they won two awards each.;Departures; McSweeney's; O, The Oprah Magazine; and The Paris Review wereawarded their first Ellie.

This year's program attracted 1,774 entries from 334 print and onlinemagazines. The 127 finalists and 25 winners were chosen by more than 270 editors, art directors, educators and online media experts.

A number of the award recipients have received multiple Ellies throughoutthe years. Through 2007, Esquire has received 19 awards; National Geographichas received 15 awards; New York has received 14 awards; Rolling Stone andVanity Fair have received 13 awards each; BusinessWeek has received nineawards; Glamour has received six awards; Wired has received five awards; GQand The Nation have received four awards each; Bulletin of the AtomicScientists, City, Foreign Policy and The Georgia Review have received twoawards each.

Barnes & Noble is the exclusive sponsor of the 2007 awards. In additionto their support of the event, they will host a panel discussion with writersfrom winning and finalist magazines on May 4 at 7 p.m. The panel discussionwill take place at the Lincoln Triangle Barnes & Noble in Manhattan (1972Broadway at 66th Street).

A selection of this year's articles from National Magazine Award finalistsand winners will be published in ASME's eighth anthology The Best AmericanWriting 2007 (Fall, Columbia University Press).

About The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME)

The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) is a non-profitprofessional organization for editors of print and online magazines which areedited, published and distributed in the U.S. Established in 1963, ASMEcurrently has about 900 members nationwide. Among other things, ASME works topreserve editorial independence and speaks out on public policy issues,particularly those pertaining to the First Amendment.

SOURCE American Society of Magazine Editors

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