The National Magazine Awards have been going strong in the US since 1966 and this years contenders saw a dramatic spike in mobile traffic due to their optimized websites and dedicated apps. Fast Company has won the prestigious magazine of the year, beating out The Atlantic, Bon Appetit and Esquire.
Over 600 magazine editors attended the Nation Magazine Awards in New York and many awards were given out in various categories. Fast Company won the major award but the New Yorker took home 4 different awards.
On the digital side, New York magazine was awarded with the Ellie for Best Website, while National Geographic won for both Tablet Magazine and Multimedia. Glamour dominated the digital video category with its Screw You Cancer documentary series. Digital only sites like Slate, Pitchfork, The Atavist, The Daily Beast and The Verge were contenders but did not win any awards.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.