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Encyclopedia > National Magazine Award

The National Magazine Award is a prestigious American award that honors excellence in the magazine industry. It is administered by the American Society of Magazine Editors and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. A collection of magazines A magazine is a periodical publication containing a variety of articles, generally financed by advertising and/or purchase by readers. ... The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is one of the most prestigious schools of journalism in the United States. ... Nickname: The Big Apple Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ...


The award has been presented annually since 1966. It one of the highest awards in the magazine industry, though not equally as prestigious as the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) award, which is considered the highest journalism honor short of a Pulitzer Prize. A collection of magazines A magazine is a periodical publication containing a variety of articles, generally financed by advertising and/or purchase by readers. ... Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. ... Journalism is a discipline of collecting, analyzing, verifying, and presenting information gathered regarding current events, including trends, issues and people. ... The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical compositions. ...


Recipients of awards are selected in a two-step procedure: First, entries are reviewed by a judging panel, which recommends a group of finalists; then, a second panel of judges chooses one winner in each category. Awards are issued in the following categories:

  • General Excellence
    • Under 100,000 circulation
    • 100,000 to 250,000 circulation
    • 250,000 to 500,000 circulation
    • 500,000 to 1,000,000 circulation
    • 1,000,000 to 2,000,000 circulation
    • Over 2,000,000 circulation
    • Online
  • Personal Service
  • Leisure Interests
  • Reporting
  • Public Interest
  • Feature Writing
  • Profile Writing
  • Essays
  • Columns and Commentary
  • Reviews and Criticism
  • Magazine Section
  • Single-Topic Issue
  • Design
  • Photography
  • Photo Portfolio/Photo Essay
  • Fiction

External links

  • Official website

 
 

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