National Magazine Awards for Digital Media: 2012 Winners

Yesterday, TFP attended MPA Digital: Swipe, followed by the American Society of Magazine Editors’ (ASME) presentation of the 2012 National Magazine Awards for Digital Media, the Digital Ellies.

It was inspiring to see such great work, with the finalist representing many corners of the publishing industry. Take a look at the winners in each category below. (Find a full list of the 2012 finalists on the ASME website.)

The Men's Health team, Personal Service winners

2012 Digital Ellies Winners

Reporting – Honors excellence in reporting for digital media

Chris Anderson, editor in chief
Noah Shachtman, digital editor
“FBI Teaches Agents: ‘Mainstream’ Muslims Are ‘Violent, Radical,’ “ by Spencer Ackerman, senior writer

Personal Service – Honors service journalism on digital platforms
David Zinczenko, senior vice president, editor in chief
William G. Phillips, editor
Skin Cancer Center, by Adam Campbell, executive editor, and Amy Rushlow, senior editor

Website Department – Honors a department, channel, or microsite
The Daily Beast
Tina Brown, editor in chief, Newsweek and The Daily Beast
Book Beast

Website – Honors the best magazine websites
New York
Adam Moss, editor in chief
Ben Williams, editorial director

Commentary – Honors excellence in opinion journalism published on digital platforms
The American Scholor
Robert Wilson, editor
Zinsser on Friday, by William Zinsser

Utility App – Honors single-purpose apps distributed on mobile devices
Richard Stengel, managing editor
Populist iPad app

– Honors the use of interactivity and multimedia in the coverage of an events or subject
Foreign Policy
Susan B. Glasser, editor in chief
“The Qaddafi Files: An FP Special Report”

Design – Honors the visual and functional excellence of magazine websites, tablets and e-reader editions, and utility apps
Chris Anderson, editor in chief
Brandon Kavulla, creative director
The Underworld Issue, February 2011, iPad app

Video – Honors the outstanding use of video by magazines
The New York Times Magazine
Hugo Lindgren, editor in chief
“My Family’s Experiment in Extreme Schooling,” by Julie Dressner, Shayla Harris, and Clifford J. Levy

Tablet Edition – Honors magazine editions published on tablets and e-readers
National Geographic
Chris Johns, editor in chief
Bill Marr, creative director
Melissa Wiley, e-publishing director
August 2011, September 2011, and November 2011 iPad apps

General Excellence – Honors the best magazines published on digital platforms
New York
Adam Moss, editor in chief
Ben Williams, editorial director

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