The National Magazine Award finalists were announced today, and it's our reportorial duty — not any desire to brag, of course — that compels us to mention that New York Magazine was named a finalist in an unprecedented seven categories. (Last year we had five, which was a record then, too.) The New Yorker, as nearly always, led the pack with nine finalists, and Esquire tied us at seven. New York's nominations are for General Excellence, circulation 250,000 to 500,000; Public Interest, for Robert Kolker's "On the Rabbi's Knee"; Profile Writing, for Vanessa Grigoriadis's "Karl Lagerfeld, Boy Prince of Fashion"; Magazine Section, for Strategist; Design; Interactive Service, for Grub Street; and Interactive Feature, for Show & Talk. We keep telling ourselves we're writing this because it's real news (Ellie madness begins!) and because it's real service (and here's where you can find our finalists!). But to hell with that. We're kvelling a little. Forgive us.
ASME Announces National Magazine Award Finalists [Magazine.org]