Digital entries will be welcomed across eight traditional National Magazine Award, or Ellie, categories next year, ASME president and Glamour editor-in-chief Cindi Leive announced this morning at the American Magazine Conference in Boca Raton, Florida. In addition, Leive told attendees that magazines published by newspaper companies will also be eligible for Ellies. Further, a new digital category will be introduced:
Personal service online, will be added to the roster of existing American Magazine Award categories. Traditional Ellie categories newly open to online entrants will be: reporting, public interest, feature writing, profile writing, essays, columns and commentary, reviews and criticism, and fiction.
—Rebecca L. Fox