Announcing the Winners of the National Magazine Awards for Digital Media

The American Society of Magazine Editors and the Journalism School at Columbia University today announced the winners of the 2010 National Magazine Awards for Digital Media. Today’s event, held at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers in midtown, was the first ever ASME award ceremony honoring achievements in digital media.

The big winner of the day was Slate founding editor Michael Kinsley, who was inducted into the Magazine Editors’ Hall of Fame. Kinsley was the first figure in digital media to receive the honor. Columbia Graduate School for Journalism Dean Nicholas Lemann presented Kinsley with the award.

New York Magazine won two awards, one for General Excellence, Digital Media, and another for Multimedia Feature or Package.

National Geographic also made a strong showing, garnering an award for photography in digital media and another for “Community,” meaning the use of interactive technology and social media.

More award winners after the jump.

In the category of Blogging, Foreign Policy won for “The Best Defense.”

Virginia Quarterly Review won the News Reporting award for its “Sixty Hours of Terror” coverage of the November 2008 Mumbai attacks.

Sports Illustrated got the nod in the Regular Department or Section category for its NFL vertical.

Jewish magazine Tablet took home the podcasting award for its “Remembrance Day,” “The Queens of Bollywood,” and “Blessed Bluegrass” podcasts. “I hope this award breaks down the barriers for all the Jews that want to get into media,” quipped Tablet Editor in Chief Alana Newhouse.

In the Video category, Yale Environment 360 won for “Leveling Appalachia: The Legacy of Mountaintop Removal Mining.”

Epicurious took home the Mobile Media award. won the award for design in digital media.

The Interactive Tool award went to Men’s Health for its “Eat This, Not That!” iPhone app.