Washington, D.C. and New York, N.Y. (May 2, 2013)--The Atlantic won two National Magazine Awards, it was announced tonight by the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). Atlantic senior editor Ta-Nehisi Coates won in the Essays and Criticism category and TheAtlantic.com was selected best Web site.
"I'm so happy for Ta-Nehisi and the entire team at The Atlantic.
It's wonderful to be recognized by our peers for excellence in one of
our oldest journalistic forms, the essay, and one of our newest--the
work we do every day on TheAtlantic.com," said M. Scott Havens, president of The Atlantic.
Coates was honored in the Essays and Criticism category for "Fear of a Black President,"
published in the September 2012 issue. Marshaling history, original
reporting, memoir, and a fierce but understated moral passion in
advance of the 2012 election, Coates outlines the predicament
constraining President Obama: wary of coming across as a politically
untenable Angry Black Man, he must always strive--as many professional
African Americans must--to appear "twice as good." Named best Web site, TheAtlantic.com
is a leading destination for exploring vital ideas through original
reporting, insightful analysis, and engaging commentary from widely
varying points of view. Covering politics, business, technology,
entertainment, health, international affairs, and more, the site uses a
range of storytelling forms--text, video, photography, interactive
charts, and maps--to bring The Atlantic's
long-standing traditions of intelligence, wit, and independent thinking
to the fast-moving world of the Web. Year to date, traffic to
TheAtlantic.com is up 36 percent, and the site just closed out April
with more than 16.1 million monthly unique visitors, an all-time high.
The 2013 National Magazine Awards were presented tonight in New York City. For more information, please visit: http://www.magazine.org/asme/national-magazine-awards.
its founding in 1857 as a magazine about "the American Idea" that would
be of "no party or clique," The
Atlantic has been at the forefront of brave thinking in
journalism. One of the first magazines to launch on the Web in the
early 1990s, The
has continued to help shape the national debate across print, digital,
and event platforms. With the addition of its news- and
opinion-tracking site, TheAtlanticWire.com, and now TheAtlanticCities.com
on global cities, The
is a multimedia forum on the most-critical issues of our times, from
politics, business, urban affairs, and the economy, to technology,
arts, and culture. The
Atlantic is the flagship property of Washington,
D.C.-based publisher Atlantic Media Company.