Time magazine was named Magazine of the Year at Thursday evening's U.S. National Magazine Awards event presented in New York by the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). The selection was based on its issues about the death of Steve Jobs, the killing of Osama bin Laden and its "Person of the Year" issue The Protester.
Vanity Fair editor-in-chief Graydon Carter accepted the columns and commentary award on behalf of Christopher Hitchens, who passed away in December. It was the second year in a row that the award went to VF and Hitchens.
Terry McDonell, who as Editor of the Time Inc. Sports Group oversees Sports Illustrated, was elected into the Magazine Editors' Hall of Fame.
Other winners and finalists for the coveted "Ellie" (an elephant sculpture created originally by the artist Alexander Calder) were:GENERAL EXCELLENCE
♦ Inc. (active and special-interest magazines)
♦ Bloomberg Businessweek (general interest magazines)
♦ House Beautiful (lifestyle magazines)
♦ IEEE Spectrum (thought-leader magazine)
♦ O, The Oprah Magazine (women's magazines)
♦ The New York Times Magazine
♦ Zoetrope: All-Story
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♦ Harper's magazine
Digital Ellies were presented at March 20 ASME luncheon