American Society of Magazine Editors

2016 National Magazine Awards


The winners of the 2016 National Magazines Awards for Print and Digital Media were announced tonight at the Ellie Awards Annual Dinner at the Grand Hyatt New York. The Atlantic was named Magazine of the Year for “advancing the national debate on issues of critical importance.”  Also honored was the former editor in chief of Better Homes and Gardens, Gayle Goodson Butler, to whom ASME presented the Magazine Editors’ Hall of Fame Award. The dinner was hosted by Tamron Hall, national correspondent for NBC News and day-side anchor for MSNBC. (Read the full winners announcement.)


This year, the Magazine Editors' Hall of Fame honored Gayle Goodson Butler

Magazine Editors' Hall of Fame 2016

Gayle Goodson Butler, Editorial Director, Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publications and Creative Collection



The Atlantic

James Bennet, Editor in Chief, The Atlantic


General Excellence, News, Sports and Entertainment
New York

Magazine Section
New York
"The Culture Pages"

New York
This Is the Story of One Block in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

New York

Adam Moss, Editor in Chief, New York


Columns and Commentary
The Intercept
Three columns by Barrett Brown: “A Visit to the Sweat Lodge,” “Santa Muerte, Full of Grace,” and “Stop Sending Me Jonathan Franzen Novels

Betsy Reed, Editor in Chief, The Intercept



Scott Dadich, Editor in Chief, Wired


My Nurses Are Dead, and I Don’t Know If I’m Already Infected,” by Joshua Hammer

Mark Lotto, Editor in Chief, Matter


Personal Service
The Happy Family Playbook,” by Jennifer King Lindley

Elizabeth Shaw, Editor in Chief, FamilyFun


General Excellence, Literature, Science and Politics
Oxford American

Eliza Borné, Editor, Oxford American


Public Interest
BuzzFeed News
The New American Slavery” and “All You Americans Are Fired” by Jessica Garrison, Ken Bensinger and Jeremy Singer-Vine

(L-R) Jeremy Singer-Vine, Data Editor; Ken Bensinger, Investigative Reporter; Mark Schoofs, Investigations and Projects Editor; Jessica Garrison, Senior Investigative Editor; Ariel Kaminer, Senior Investigations Editor


Vice News
Selfie Soldiers: Russia’s Army Checks In to Ukraine

Jason Mojica, Editor in Chief, Vice News


General Excellence, Special Interest
The Hollywood Reporter

Janice Min, President and Chief Creative Officer, Guggenheim Entertainment Group


Feature Photography
Front Row at the Political Theater,” photographs by Mark Peterson

Janet Michaud, Creative Director, Politico


Leisure Interests
The Eater Guide to Surviving Disney World

Amanda Kludt, Editor in Chief, Eater


Essays and Criticism
The Friend,” by Matthew Teague

David Granger, Editor in Chief, Esquire


Zoetrope: All-Story
The Grozny Tourist Bureau,” by Anthony Marra

Michael Ray, Editor, Zoetrope: All-Story


Single-Topic issue
Bloomberg Businessweek
“Code: An Essay”

Ellen Joan Pollock, Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek


General Excellence, Service and Lifestyle
Lucky Peach

Joanna Sciarrino, Managing Editor, Lucky Peach


The California Sunday Magazine

Douglas McGray, Editor in Chief, The California Sunday Magazine


Feature Writing
The New Yorker
The Really Big One,” by Kathryn Schulz

David Remnick, Editor, The New Yorker