Monday, May 23, 2011

Yahoo!, Adweek Challenge Award-Winning Harper's Piece

Yahoo! Cutline and Adweek have recently challenged the accuracy of the article that won the 2011 National Magazine Award for Reporting, "The Guantanamo 'Suicides,'" by Scott Horton, published in Harper's Magazine in March 2010. (To read Harper's editors' replies to earlier criticism of the piece, go here.) To protect the confidentiality of the judging and to shield judges from any attempt to influence them now or in the future, ASME does not identify judges by category, discuss the selection of finalists and winners or debate the merits of any article submitted for a National Magazine Award. (To see a complete list of National Magazine Award judges, go here.) The judges who chose "The Guantanamo 'Suicides'" as the National Magazine Award winner were highly experienced and unquestionably impartial. On behalf of ASME, the administrators of the National Magazine Awards stand behind the decision of the judges.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Dick Stolley and Dorothy Kalins Invite ASME Members to Yale Publishing Course

Dear ASME Colleagues,
This summer the Yale Publishing Course will devote the week of July 10 to July 15 exclusively to magazines. The course is geared to mid- to upper-level professionals. For information about the program, please go here or contact the director of the program, Tina C. Weiner, at

Who should attend? Someone moving into a new job. Someone who would benefit from learning new skills. Someone you expect to be a leader.

Please consider carefully and then either enroll yourself or send someone who works for you to New Haven this summer. You will get back staff members with greater knowledge, experience and sophistication. We promise you will not regret your decision. Enrollment is limited to 80 participants, so act soon.

Dorothy Kalins
Dorothy Kalins, Ink.

Dick Stolley
Senior Editorial Adviser
Time Inc.

ASME Members Invited to Attend SPD "O" Event

ASME members are entitled to a $5 discount on tickets for "The Story of O," the racy title of Robert Priest and Grace Lee's sure-to-be-stimulating account of the redesign of O, The Oprah Magazine and the launch of its new iPad app. Part of the SPD Speakeasy series, the event is Tuesday, June 7, at 7 p.m. at the Helen Mills Theatre, 137-139 West 26th Street, in New York City. To register, click here.

Monday, May 9, 2011

National Magazine Awards 2011 Winners Announced

National Geographic was named Magazine of the Year tonight at the National Magazine Awards Dinner. National Geographic also won the National Magazine Award for Single-Topic Issue. Other multi-award winners were Los Angeles, New York and The New York Times Magazine, which each won two awards, including General Excellence awards for Los Angeles and New York. To see a complete list of this year's finalists and winners, click here.