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Women Writers Make The New Yorker the Most Feted Publication at National Magazine Awards

by Inkoo Kang
May 2, 2014 2:50 PM
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Emily Nussbaum and Lena Dunham

The New Yorker won four prizes at the 2014 National Magazine Awards, including individual accolades for TV critic Emily Nussbaum, author Zadie Smith, and journalist and feminist critic Ariel Levy. Thanks to these women writers, the monocled magazine took home the largest trophy haul last night. 

Female writers, editors, and photo directors, and videographers won 9 of the 24 awards for publications as diverse as PoetryCosmopolitanO, The Oprah Magazine, and Modern Farmer.

Presented by American Society of Magazine Editors and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, the National Magazine Awards are considered the most prestigious honors for the magazine journalism industry.

Here are the female NWA winners: 

General Excellence, Service and Lifestyle: Sunset, Peggy Northrop, Editor in Chief

Photography: Bon Appetit, Adam Rapoport, Editor in Chief, Alex Grossman, Creative Director, Alex Pollack, Photo Director

Magazine Section: Modern Farmer, Ann Marie Gardner, Chief Executive Officer and Editor in Chief ("Modern Farmer Handbook") 

Personal Service: Cosmopolitan, Joanna Coles, Editor in Chief ("Your Cosmo Guide to Contraception") 

Leisure Interests: O, The Oprah Magazine, Oprah Winfrey, Founder and Editorial Director, Lucy Kaylin, Editor in Chief ("Hair Extravaganza!")

Video: Glamour, Cynthia Leive, Editor in Chief, "Confronting Cancer: BRCA1 & BRCA2 Gene Mutations," October 9, "Recovery: Meds. and Love," October 23, and "Life Post-Surgery: Back on Stage," October 30, from "Screw You Cancer" series

Essays and Criticism: The New Yorker, David Remnick, Editor, Pamela Maffei McCarthy, Deputy Editor, "Thanksgiving in Mongolia," by Ariel Levy 

Columns and Commentary: The New Yorker, David Remnick, Editor, Pamela Maffei McCarthy, Deputy Editor, Three columns by Emily Nussbaum: "Shark Week," February 25; "Difficult Women," July 29; and "Private Practice," October 7 

Fiction: The New Yorker, David Remnick, Editor, Pamela Maffei McCarthy, Deputy Editor, "The Embassy of Cambodia," by Zadie Smith February 11 & 18

[h/t Huffington Post]

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