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The American Society of Magazine Editors is the premier organization for editors of print and online U.S. based magazines.
|Mission||The American Society of Magazine Editors is the principal organization for magazine journalists in the United States. The members of ASME include the editorial leaders of most major consumer and business magazines published in print and on digital platforms. Founded in 1963, ASME works to defend the First Amendment, protect editorial independence and support the development of journalism. ASME sponsors the Ellie Awards in association with the Columbia Journalism School and publishes the ASME Guidelines for Editors and Publishers.|
National Magazine Awards: http://www.magazine.org/nma
ASME Best Cover Contest: http://www.magazine.org/asmecovercontest
In the world of magazines, no recognition is more highly coveted than the Ellie, the National Magazine Award sponsored by the American Society of Magazine Editors. The magazine equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Magazine Awards are presented each year in late April or early May.
Nominees and winners are chosen in two stages. During the first stage, more than 200 editors, art directors, photography editors and journalism educators gather to select awards finalists. A month later, industry veterans meet at Columbia University to choose the winners in each category.
There are currently 26 National Magazine Awards categories, ranging from Reporting and Public Interest to Photography and General Excellence. There are four categories devoted exclusively to online publications. In 2009, there were more than 1,700 entries submitted by nearly 350 print magazines and magazine websites.
The "Best American Magazine Writing," published each year by the Columbia University Press, collects some of the best reporting and writing submitted to the National Magazine Awards. Jacob Weisberg, editor-in-chief of the Slate Group, wrote the introduction for the current edition.