Washington D.C. (February 2, 2016)—The Atlantic has been named Magazine of the Year in the 2016 National Magazine Awards for Print and Digital Media. The Ellie Awards, given by the American Society of Magazine Editors, were presented last night at a ceremony in New York City.
“This is a tremendous tribute to the hard work of absolutely everyone at The Atlantic, who are as smart and as decent and as dedicated a group of magazine people as one could hope to be associated with,” said James Bennet, president and editor in chief of The Atlantic.
“This is a unique category, honoring our magazine work in print and in digital but also in events, video, marketing, and services,” said Bob Cohn, The Atlantic’s president and COO. “The result here underscores our commitment to delivering the idea of The Atlantic wherever and however people want to receive it.”
Across its 10 issues of 2015, The Atlantic published high-impact cover stories that sparked widespread attention and influenced the national conversation. The year began with James Fallows asking why the best soldiers in the world keep losing in “The Tragedy of the American Military.” Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration” took an unflinching look at how the deep reach of America’s criminal-justice system has affected black families. Overt anti-Semitism prompted Jeffrey Goldberg to ask an agonizing question of an entire continent: “Is It Time for the Jews to Leave Europe?”. Goldberg’s piece was also nominated for a National Magazine Award in the Reporting category. And Hanna Rosin reported on mounting pressures among elite students, with “The Silicon Valley Suicides.”