New Yorker (What Else Is New?), Economist Among Best Magazine Covers; Bush Caricatures Dominate Winners

It’s no secret magazines like making fun of the president. So it came as no surprise that the American Magazine Conference closed today in Phoenix with the unveiling of the best magazine covers of the year, with three Bush parodies among the winners. Like all awards programs entered by the New Yorker, the iconic magazine with the illustrated covers dominated the inaugural competition, taking two of the seven cover awards, including its Brokeback Mountain spoof — featuring George Bush and Dick Cheney as gay cowboys — ahs well as cover of the year for its Katrina-themed “Flood in the Oval Office.”

The Economist, which garnered FishbowlNY’s vote, won for best cover line — “Rocket Man” — predating the media’s current coverage of the kooky Korean Kim Jong Il.

  • Cover of the Year — “Flood in the Oval Office,” The New Yorker
  • Best Celebrity Covers (tie) — Julianne Moore in Harper’s Bazaar; Busta Rhymes in VIBE
  • Best News Cover — “Watch Your Back Mountain,” The New Yorker
  • Best Concept Cover — “The End of Cowboy Diplomacy,” TIME
  • Best Fashion Cover — 2005 Style Issue, Departures
  • Best Service Cover — 2006 Fitness Issue, Time Out New York
  • Best Cover Line — “Rocket Man,” The Economist
  • 2006 Best Cover Winner and Finalists []

    FishbowlNY’s AMC 2006 Coverage:

  • Robert Kennedy Jr.: ‘We Have A Negligent Press In This Country’
  • Local David Remnick Groupies Crash AMC After-Party In Phoenix
  • Hachette Prez: ‘Closing A Magazine No More A Sign Of Industry Death Than Cancellation Of A TV Series’
  • R/GA C/EO: ‘How Did Yahoo Begin Looking Old And Rupert Murdoch Looking Young?’
  • Time Inc. Chief Ann Moore: Overseeing Time Inc.’s Magazines Are ‘Like Having 149 Children That Need To Go To College At The Same Time’
  • Barack Obama: ‘I Inhaled — That Was The Point’
  • Barnes & Noble Chief Riggio: ‘E-Books Are Here To Stay, But …’
  • Jon Fine: ‘When Gawker Says Nasty Things About My Wife, I Get Really Pissed Off’
  • Ex-G+J Prez Joins First Round Bids For Time Inc.’s Time 4
  • Anna Wintour Named Editor Of The Year
  • AMC 2006: Sipping Cactus Juice With David Remnick, Other Mag Execs In The Desert
  • Rachael Ray To Open Burger Joint
  • MagShapes? Magazine Executives To Deejay ‘After-Party’ In Desert