Hot List: These Are the Magazines That Made Everyone Take Notice in 2015

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If we learned anything in 2015, it was that the death of print media has been greatly exaggerated.

This year, magazines were responsible for bringing us some of the biggest moments in popular culture, from Vanity Fair’s unforgettable Caitlyn Jenner reveal to New York’s powerful account of the Bill Cosby rape accusers to People’s moving story of a woman’s decision to end her own life. In addition to their editorial achievements, this year’s Hot List winners also proved that they’re more than just magazines by embracing of-the-moment platforms, partnerships and advertiser collaborations to engage with new audiences.

@adweekemma Emma Bazilian is Adweek's features editor.