Behold! The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) announced the finalists for the 2011 National Magazine Awards last week. Born from major news stories and an incredible array of subject matter that shaped the past year and beyond, the National Magazine Awards honor the finest in longform magazine journalism.
This year’s finalists for the “Ellie” represent 54 titles from a variety of subjects ranging from food, travel and politics — and an impressive stable of articles from publications that are a prominent part of the Zinio newsstand.
A few of the articles below are longtime favorites of the Zinio blog and have been thoroughly examined here prior: Los Angeles Magazine, Texas Monthly and especially Rolling Stone.
The tenets of longform journalism grace the pages below with introspective reportage, investigation and a desire to renew a former bit of news print into a thorough piece that requires the readers to look at subject matter in a completely new light.
Click on the photo spread to see and read the article. To see the full list of this year’s finalists click here.
Today we tackle finalists in the following categories: feature writing, reporting, public interest, essays and commentary. Tomorrow we cover: leisure interests, single-topic issues, and a plethora of photography finalists.
Rolling Stone – July 8-22, 2010
The Runaway General
Stanley McChrystal, Obama’s top commander in Afghanistan, has seized control of the war by never taking his eye off the real enemy: The wimps in the White House
Texas Monthly – October, 2010
Since August 23, 1992, Anthony Graves has been behind bars for the gruesome murder of a family in Somerville. There was no clear motive, no physical evidence connecting him to the crime, and the only witness against him recanted, declaring again and again before his death, in 2000, that Graves didn’t do it.
ESSAYS, CRITICISM, PERSONAL SERVICE
The American Scholar – Spring 2010 (Recent addition to Zinio catalog)
Solitude and Leadership
Article Link: http://www.theamericanscholar.org/solitude-and-leadership/#hide
COLUMNS & COMMENTARY