Ellies 2017: California Sunday Magazine the winner in design
The Ellie Awards honor print and digital publications that consistently demonstrate superior execution of editorial objectives, innovative techniques, noteworthy journalistic enterprise and imaginative design. Founded in 1966, the awards are sponsored by the American Society of Magazine Editors in association with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and are administered by ASME. Known as the Ellies for the elephant-shaped statuettes presented to each winner,this year marked the 52nd presentation of the awards. The first ever award was presented to Look in 1966; and the first digital journalism award was presented to Money in 1997.
The winners of the 2017 National Magazines Awards for Print and Digital Media were announced recently at the Ellie Awards Annual Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Mother Jones was named Magazine of the Year for having “found new ways to engage audiences and continue its practice of fearless journalism."
More than 500 magazine editors and publishers attended the 2017 Ellie Awards lunch, with sixty-four media organizations honored as finalists in 20 categories.“A look at these finalists and winners explains why the Ellie Awards have become the most prestigious awards for both print and digital media in the United States” said Sid Holt, chief executive of ASME. “Magazine editors are taking on the challenge of a changing marketplace—a changing America—by finding new ways to tell stories about the way we live now. Whether we honor websites, video, social media, GIFs or not-so-old-fashioned reporting and writing, the publications we recognize today are showing the way forward.”
In the Design category which honors overall excellence in magazine design, the winner is a publication we featured before it was even launched. “The California Sunday Magazine celebrates the visual culture of the American West while exuding utter confidence in the power of print.Thanks to the visual instinct of Leo Jung, CSM’s Creative Director, the magazine has established itself as a magazine that matters. This is what visual storytelling can and should be”. Other finalists in the design category were: Bon Appétit, GQ, New York, The Pitchfork Review
To see the complete list of Ellies 2017 winners and finalists, click here.
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