2016 Ellies Finalists Announced

By Chris O'Shea Comment

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The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) has announced the finalists for the 2016 Ellies. For the third straight year New York was the most-nominated magazine, with nine. New York Times Magazine was second, with seven nominations.

Below is the complete list of finalists. Congrats to all.

Magazine of the Year:

The Atlantic; The Hollywood Reporter; National Geographic; New York; The New Yorker

General Excellence

News, Sports and Entertainment:

Esquire; Fast Company; GQ; New York; The New York Times Magazine; The New Yorker; Newsweek

Service and Lifestyle:

Bon Appétit; Golf Digest; Harper’s Bazaar; Lucky Peach; Parents; Seventeen; T: The New York Times Style Magazine

Special Interest:

Backpacker; Car and Driver; The Hollywood Reporter; Modern Farmer; San Francisco; Smithsonian; Tablet Magazine

Literature, Science and Politics:

Aperture; Foreign Affairs; Nautilus; The Oxford American; Poetry; Virginia Quarterly Review

Design:

Bon Appétit; GQ; New York; The Pitchfork Review; Wired

Photography:

The California Sunday Magazine; National Geographic; New York; Vanity Fair; WSJ.

Single-Topic Issue:

  • Bloomberg Businessweek for “Code: An Essay,” June 15-28
  • National Geographic for “The Climate Issue,” November
  • The New York Times Magazine for “Walking New York,” April 26
  • San Francisco for “The Chinese-American City,” April
  • Vice for “The Prison Issue,” October

Website:

Audubon; Bloomberg Businessweek; New York; Refinery29; Vogue

Multimedia:

  • BBC News Magazine (US) for “The Hurricane Station,” by Rajini Vaidyanathan, August 24 at bbc.com/news/magazine
  • New York for “This Is the Story of One Block in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn,” at nymag.com and November 16-22 print issue
  • The New York Times Magazine for “Desperate Crossing,” photography and video by Paolo Pellegrin, text by Scott Anderson, at nytimes.com and September 6 print issue
  • Runner’s World for 40 Million Steps Around the World,” at runnersworld.com and April print issue
  • Slate for “The Atlantic Slave Trade in Two Minutes,” by Andrew Kahn and Jamelle Bouie, June 25 at slate.com

Video

  • GQ for “Inside the Atlanta Strip Club That Runs Hip Hop,” by Lauren Greenfield, July 10 at gq.com
  • The New York Times Magazine for “Walking New York,” by JR, Chris Milk and Zach Richter, April 23 at nytimes.com
  • Pitchfork for “Vince Stapes—Over/Under,” July 1, “Rick Ross—Over/Under,” December 11, and “T-Pain—Over/Under,” September 29, at youtube.com
  • Vice for “Red Right Hand: The Cleveland Strangler,” November 3at vice.com
  • Vice News for “Selfie Soldiers: Russia’s Army Checks In to Ukraine,” June 16 at news.vice.com

Public Interest

  • BuzzFeed News for “The New American Slavery,” July 24, and “All You Americans Are Fired,” December 1, by Jessica Garrison, Ken Bensinger and Jeremy Singer-Vine, at buzzfeed.com
  • Cosmopolitan for “Pregnant? Scared? Need Options? Too Bad,” August print issue, “Save the Mother, Save the Baby,” April 6 at cosmopolitan.com, and “I Felt Set Up,” December 17 at cosmopolitan.com, by Meaghan Winter
  • The Huffington Post for “Dying To Be Free,” by Jason Cherkis, January 28 at huffingtonpost.com
  • The Huffington Post Highline for “Welcome to Beautiful Parkersburg, West Virginia,” by Mariah Blake,  August 27 at highline.huffingtonpost.com
  • The Intercept for “The Teflon Toxin,” August 11, “The Case Against DuPont,” August 17, and “How DuPont Slipped Past the EPA,” August 20, by Sharon Lerner at theintercept.com

Personal Service:

  • Cooking Light for “The Healthy Cook’s Guide to Fat,” by Sidney Fry, MS, RD, and Robin Bashinsky, November
  • Cosmopolitan for “Surf the New Wave: Cosmo’s Guide to the Modern Period,” by Laura Bell and Anna Maltby, November
  • FamilyFun for “The Happy Family Playbook,” by Jennifer King Lindley, May
  • Popular Mechanics for “How to Buy a Car,” July/August
  • Wired for “All Work and All Play,” by Rashida Jones, July

Leisure Interests:

  • Bon Appétit for “Cook Like a Pro,” April
  • Eater for “The Eater Guide to Surviving Disney World,” August 26 at eater.com
  • GQ for “What’s Blowing Up,” April
  • Los Angeles for “Taco City,” July, and “Taco Week,” July 20, by Lesley Bargar Suter With Bill Esparza at lamag.com
  • Sunset for “Welcome to Camp Sunset,” May

Magazine Section:

  • Backpacker for “The Play List”
  • Bon Appétit for “BA Kitchen”
  • GQ for “Manual”
  • New York for “The Culture Pages”
  • Popular Mechanics for “How Your World Works”

Reporting:

  • The Atlantic for “Is It Time for the Jews to Leave Europe?” by Jeffrey Goldberg, April
  • Matter for “Ghost Boat,” by Eric Reidy, October 7 at medium.com/matter
  • Matter for “My Nurses Are Dead and I Don’t Know If I’m Already Infected,” by Joshua Hammer, January 12 at medium.com/matter
  • Mother Jones for “The Fever [How the Government Put Tens of Thousands of People at Risk of a Deadly Disease],” by David Ferry, January/February
  • The New York Times Magazine for “Purgatory [The Deported],” by Luke Mogelson, December 13
  • The New Yorker for “Where the Bodies Are Buried,” by Patrick Radden Keefe, March 16
  • Rolling Stone for “Yemen’s Hidden War,” by Matthieu Aikins, August 13

Feature Writing:

  • Bicycling for “Spun,” by Steve Friedman, June
  • Chicago for “Here We Are,” by Scott Blackwood, November
  • ESPN The Magazine for “The Education of Alex Rodriguez,” by J.R. Moehringer, March 2
  • The Marshall Project in Partnership With ProPublica for “An Unbelievable Story of Rape,” by Ken Armstrong and T. Christian Miller, December 16 at themarshallproject.org
  • New York for “The Hustlers at Scores,” by Jessica Pressler, December 28, 2015-January 10, 2016
  • The New York Times Magazine for “The Strange Case of Anna Stubblefield,” by Daniel Engber, October 25
  • The New Yorker for “The Really Big One,” by Kathryn Schulz, July 20

Feature Photography

  • The California Sunday Magazine for “In the Tenderloin,” photographs by Pieter Hugo,  May 3
  • New York for “The Seven Ages of Woman,” portfolio by Rachel Feinstein, August 10-23
  • Politico for “Front Row at the Political Theater,” photographs by Mark Peterson, November/December
  • Vanity Fair for “He Says Goodbye, She Says Hello,” by Buzz Bissinger, photographs by Annie Leibovitz, July
  • W for “Best Performances,” by Lynn Hirschberg, photographs by Tim Walker, February

Essays and Criticism

  • Condé Nast Traveler for “Postcard From East Africa,” by Jonathan Franzen, September
  • Esquire for “The Friend,” by Matthew Teague, May
  • GQ for “The Accident,” by Michael Paterniti, March
  • Matter for “Everything Is Yours, Everything Is Not Yours,” by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil, June 29 at medium.com/matter
  • Poetry for “How It Feels,” by Jenny Zhang, July/August

Columns and Commentary

  • ESPN The Magazine for three “The Truth” columns by Howard Bryant: “Down for the Count,” July 20, “The King Has Spoken,” September 14, and “The Power of Sight,” October 12
  • Harper’s Magazine for three “Easy Chair” columns by Rebecca Solnit: “Abolish High School,” April, “In the Shadow of the Storm,” August, and “The Mother of All Questions,” October
  • The Intercept for three “The Barrett Brown Review of Arts and Letters and Prison” columns by Barrett Brown: “Stop Sending Me Jonathan Franzen Novels,” October 6, “A Visit to the Sweat Lodge,” July 16, and “Santa Muerte, Full of Grace,” August 24
  • The New York Times Magazine for three “On Photography” columns by Teju Cole: “A True Picture of Black Skin,” February 22, “Shadows in São Paulo,” August 23, and “The Shadow Remains,” October 18
  • Poetry for three “Poetry Magazine Podcasts”: “Cast Poems in the River and Tell Them You Remember,” April 1, “Cranberry Cranberry Cranberry,” July 1, and “Things No Longer There,” September 1

Fiction

  • Harper’s Magazine for “Interesting Facts,” by Adam Johnson, June
  • The New Yorker for “Who Will Greet You at Home,” by Lesley Nneka Arimah, October 26
  • Zoetrope: All-Story for “The Grozny Tourist Bureau,” by Anthony Marra, Fall
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