This will be the first time that the ASME has presented the awards at a dinner.
Sid Holt, CEO, singled out the Hastings and Mayer articles as journalism that made news while covering the news. Other articles, including those that focused on the failure of the criminal justice system, the impact of autism, and conflicts around the globe, made for an “extraordinary year for magazines,” he said.
Tom Wolfe, described as a “founder of the New Journalism,” whose books “The Right Stuff” and “The Bonfire of the Vanities” started out as magazine series, will receive a “Creative Excellence Award.”
New Yorker writers are up for nine awards.
Other multiple nominations are New York Times magazine, New York magazine, and the Virginia Quarterly Review, six each; GQ, five; The Atlantic, four, and Esquire, Real Simple, W, Los Angeles, and Wired, three each.
Winners will receive Ellies — reproductions of the Alexander Calder stabile “Elephant.”
The awards were established in 1966 and are sponsored in association with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Nearly 270 publications entered this year, submitting 1,673 entries.
Finalist with the largest print circulation is AARP The Magazine (22 million) while the finalist with the smallest circulation is The Antioch Review (3,000).