Slate, Condé Nast Are Biggest Winners at Digital Ellies

The Slate Group and Condé Nast came away as the big winners on Wednesday when the American Society of Magazine Editors handed out its digital National Magazine Awards.
 
The honors included the first given to a tablet magazine, which went to Esquire’s iPad app. Four online-only titles won awards, including Condé Nast’s food site Epicurious, which won two, for general excellence for service and lifestyle and for interactive tool. The other online-only winners were Life.com for photography, digital media; Slate for general excellence for news and opinion publications; and Tablet magazine for blogging. Last year, three online-only publications were winners: Epicurious, Tablet Magazine and Yale Environment 360.
 
The American Society of Magazine Editors and Columbia’s graduate school of journalism announced the 12 awards at a luncheon held at New York’s Hilton. The National Magazine Awards for print magazines will be given out at a gala May 9.
 
The Slate Group and Condé Nast were the only multiple award winners this year. Slate got its honors for its flagship Web magazine and Foreign Policy. Among companies, Time Inc. had the most nominations (nine); it won once, for Life.com. Individual titles receiving multiple nominations included National Geographic (four) and Slate (four).
 
The full list of winners is available here.