58th annual presentation held at Terminal 5 in New York City; New York and New York Times Magazine are top winners 

NEW YORK (March 28, 2023)—The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) tonight announced winners of the 2023 National Magazine Awards during a live ceremony held at Terminal 5 in New York City. The 58th annual awards honored media organizations, including magazines, websites, newspapers, and audio and video production companies, for editorial excellence in categories ranging from Reporting and Feature Writing to Podcasting and Video. 

The previously announced finalists and winners of the ASME Award for Fiction, the ASME Awards for Design, Photography and Illustration, and the ASME NEXT Awards for Journalists Under 30 were also honored. 

Presenters for the awards included Clara Jeffery, editor in chief, Mother Jones, and president, ASME; Alison Overholt, adjunct professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and ASME executive committee member; Charles Whitaker, dean, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University; and Amanda Kludt, group publisher, Lifestyle, Vox Media. 

In a year that saw the fall of Roe v. Wade, women’s health and family topics were a central theme addressed in work by 2023 National Magazine Award winners. Among the notable pieces were Jia Tolentino’s “A Post-Roe Threat,” “The Post-Roe Era” and “Is Abortion Sacred?” for The New Yorker; Natasha Pearlman’s “The Time to Pass Paid Leave Is Now” for Glamour; and Romper’s “Best C-Section Ever,” including “What No One Tells You About C-Sections” and “Your Complete Guide To Recovering From a C-Section,” edited by Meaghan O’Connell and Melissa Dahl. 

Other winning stories included New York’s buzzy “The Year of the Nepo Baby” and Rozina Ali’s “The Battle for Baby L.” for The New York Times Magazine. Jazmine Hughes, the writer of the award-winning stories in Profile Writing for The New York Times Magazine, “Viola Davis, Inside Out” and “Ms. Big Mouth,” was an ASME NEXT Award winner in 2020. 

“ASME is proud to celebrate the achievements and wide-ranging work of the editors, writers, video makers and podcasters that are propelling our industry forward,” said Sidney Holt, executive director of ASME and administrator of the National Magazine Awards. “Tonight, we toasted the winners among 350 of our peers, and we will continue to honor and champion the great and important work journalism plays in our society.” 

The New York Times Magazine and New York were multiple award winners this year, with the former winning in Reporting and Profile Writing and the latter winning in Single-Topic Issue and Lifestyle Journalism. Condé Nast was top group publisher with three wins for Glamour (Public Interest), GQ (Design) and The New Yorker (Columns & Essays).

The most prestigious honor, General Excellence, went to four publications. Winners were: The Atlantic, The Marshall Project and two first-time winners, Cook’s Illustrated and Grist. 

In other categories, first-time winners were Gimlet (Podcasting), The New York Review of Books (Reviews & Criticism), and Romper (Service Journalism), which was also a first-time nominee. 

The ASME Award for Fiction winner was The Paris Review for “Trial Run,” by Zach Williams, “Winter Term,” by Michelle de Kretser, and “A Good Samaritan,” by Addie E. Citchens. 

Winners of the ASME Awards for Design, Photography and Illustration were The Verge (Best Print Design), Rolling Stone (Best Digital Design), The New Yorker (Best News and Entertainment Photograph and Best News and Entertainment Story), Texas Monthly (Best Service and Lifestyle Photograph), WIRED (Best Profile Photograph), New York (Best Service and Lifestyle Story), The Atlantic (Best Print Illustration), The Marshall Project (Best Digital Illustration) and Virginia Quarterly Review (Best Illustrated Story). 

The honorees for ASME NEXT Awards for Journalists Under 30 were Brock Colyar, features writer, New York Magazine; Jerusalem Demsas, staff writer, The Atlantic; Adrienne N. Green, deputy editor, special projects, The New York Times Magazine; Jack Herrera, senior editor, Texas Monthly; and Nicholas Konrad, art director, The New Yorker. 

First presented in 1966, the National Magazine Awards are sponsored by the American Society of Magazine Editors in association with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and are administered by ASME. Originally limited to print magazines, the awards now recognize magazine journalism published in any medium. 

Winners receive “Ellies,” the elephant-shaped statuettes modeled on Alexander Calder’s stabile “Elephant Walking,” created in 1942. 

For a complete list of the 2023 finalists and winners, visit

National Magazine Awards 2023 Winners

1.     General Excellence, News, Sports and Entertainment 
  • The Atlantic 
2.     General Excellence, Service and Lifestyle 
  • Cook’s Illustrated 
3.     General Excellence, Special Interest 
  • The Marshall Project 
4.     General Excellence, Literature, Science and Politics 
  • Grist 
5.     Podcasting  6.     Video 
  • Mother Jones for “Failure to Protect,” reported by Samantha Michaels, produced by Mark Helenowski 
7.     Design 
  • GQ for June/July issue, “Metamorphosis” opening spread and “Jacob’s Ladder” opening spread 
8.     Photography  9.     Single-Topic Issue 
  • New York for “Ten Years Since Trayvon” 
10.  Service Journalism  11.  Lifestyle Journalism  12.  Reporting  13.  Feature Writing 
  • ProPublica and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for “The Landlord and the Tenant,” by Raquel Rutledge, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and Ken Armstrong, ProPublica 
14.  Profile Writing
15.  Columns and Essays  16.  Reviews and Criticism 
  • The New York Review of Books for “‘She’s Capital!,’” by Namwali Serpell 
17.  Public Interest 

ASME Award for Fiction

The Paris Review for “Trial Run,” by Zach Williams, “Winter Term,” by Michelle de Kretser, and “A Good Samaritan,” by Addie E. Citchens 

ASME Awards for Design, Photography and Illustration

Best Print Design 

The Verge for “Homeland” 

Best Digital Design 

Rolling Stone for “The DJ and the War Crimes 

Best News and Entertainment Photograph 

The New Yorker for “Waiting for the Bus in Uvalde,” photograph by Greg Miller 

Best Service and Lifestyle Photograph 

Texas Monthly for “Pull Over!,” photograph by Jeff Wilson 

Best Profile Photograph 

WIRED for “The Multifarious Multiplexity of Taika Waititi,” photograph by Jessica Chou 

Best News and Entertainment Story 

The New Yorker for “A Harrowed Land,” photographs by James Nachtwey 

Best Service and Lifestyle Story 

New York for “What Abortion Actually Looks Like,” photographs by the Abortion Project 

Best Print Illustration 

The Atlantic for “My Escape From the Taliban,” illustration by Sally Deng 

Best Digital Illustration 

The Marshall Project for “Who’s Really Cycling In and Out of Cleveland’s Courts?,” illustration by Rapapawn 

Best Illustrated Story 

Virginia Quarterly Review for “Drawn to War,” illustrations and text by George Butler 

ASME NEXT Awards for Journalists Under 30


Brock Colyar, Features Writer, New York Magazine
Nominated by Carl Swanson, Features Editor, New York Magazine 

Jerusalem Demsas, Staff Writer, The Atlantic
Nominated by Jeffrey Goldberg, Editor in Chief, The Atlantic 

Adrienne N. Green, Deputy Editor, Special Projects, The New York Times Magazine
Nominated by Jake Silverstein, Editor in Chief, The New York Times Magazine 

Jack Herrera, Senior Editor, Texas Monthly
Nominated by Bob Moser, Senior Editor, Texas Monthly 

Nicholas Konrad, Art Director, The New Yorker
Nominated by Nicholas Blechman, Creative Director, The New Yorker 

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About ASME

The American Society of Magazine Editors is the principal organization for the editorial leaders of magazines and websites published in the United States. Founded in 1963, ASME strives to safeguard the First Amendment, support the development of journalism and defend the editorial integrity of print and digital publications. ASME sponsors the National Magazine Awards in association with the Columbia Journalism School, conducts training programs for reporters and editors and publishes the ASME Guidelines for Editors and Publishers. 

About Columbia Journalism School

For over a century, the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism has been preparing journalists with instruction and training that stresses academic rigor, ethics, journalistic inquiry and professional practice. Founded with a gift from Joseph Pulitzer, the school opened its doors in 1912 and offers master of science, master of arts and doctor of philosophy degrees.

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