American Society of Magazine Editors

2006 National Magazine Awards

The opening cocktail reception was held in the Allen Room (pictured), with its floor-to ceiling windows and dramatic view of Columbus Circle and Central Park, and in the Atrium.

Acclaimed trombonist Wycliffe Gordon (standing, second from left) led a seven-piece New Orleans band in a rousing performance through Rose Hall to open the show
Mark Whitaker, outgoing President, ASME and Editor, Newsweek; Marlene Kahan, Executive Director, ASME; jazz legend Wynton Marsalis; and Cindi Leive, incoming President, ASME and Editor-in-Chief, Glamour. Marsalis, Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, welcomed the magazine community to the House of Swing. Actress Meg Ryan (above) shared some words about photography in magazines and presented the award for Photo Portfolio/Photo Essay to Jann Wenner of Rolling Stone (not pictured)
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper congratulates Jann Wenner, Editor and Publisher, Rolling Stone for the Reporting category win Supermodel Alek Wek (above) talked about style in magazines and presented the award for Design to New Yorks Adam Moss (not pictured)
Robert Wilson, Editor, The American Scholar, shows off his Ellie for Feature Writing Cindi Leive presents the Ellie for Essays to Graydon Carter, Editor, Vanity Fair
David Remnick, Editor, The New Yorker, received two Ellies one for Public Interest and another for Columns and Commentary Ted Genoways, Editor, Virginia Quarterly Review, accepted an award for General Excellence under 100,000 circulation and for Fiction
David Clarke, Editor, Golf, was presented his Ellie for Leisure Interests by Martha Stewart, Founder, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Evan Smith, Editor, Texas Monthly, presented the award for Personal Service to Lucy Danziger, Editor-in-Chief, Self
Jim Kelly, Managing Editor, TIME won an Ellie for General Excellence over 2,000,000 circulation and Single-topic Issue Chris Johns, Editor-in-Chief, National Geographic, received an award for General Excellence Online
Lewis Lapham, Editor, Harpers, received Ellies for General Excellence 100,000 to 250,000 circulation and Reviews and Criticism Nancy Novogrod, Editor-in-Chief, Travel + Leisure, presented the award for General Excellence 250,000 to 500,000 circulation to Adam Moss, Editor-in-Chief, New York. New York was also won an Ellie for Design
Jonathan Dorn, Editor-in-Chief, Backpacker celebrates his Ellie for Magazine Section Mark Whitaker presented an Ellie for General Excellence 1,000,000 to 2,000,000 circulation to Gary Hoenig, Editor-in-Chief, ESPN the Magazine