The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) announced the winners of the 57th annual National Magazine Awards on April 5 in Brooklyn, New York, and for the second time in the past four years a feature package by Lindsey B. King was awarded the highest honor in magazine journalism.
The National Magazine Awards are administered each year by ASME, in association with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and are essentially the magazine industry’s version of the Pulitzer Prize, which traditionally honored newspaper journalism. This year, ASME announced winners in categories ranging from public interest and reporting to video and essays and criticism.
This is the sixth consecutive year 5280 has been named a finalist for a National Magazine Award. Since 2005, the magazine has been named a finalist 13 times.
King, who, along with former 5280 features editor Kasey Cordell, was honored in 2019 in the personal service category for “The Art of Dying Well,” was again named a winner this year. “Shattered Minds,” an in-depth feature on the impact high-THC concentrates have on teenagers’ mental health, won the service journalism category. Other finalists in the category included AARP The Magazine, New York, SELF, and Women’s Health.
“The Beginner’s Guide To Winter Camping,” also by King, was a finalist in the lifestyle journalism category. Eater took home the National Magazine Award in that category for its feature, “Filling Up.”
“5280 continues to prove that local media outlets can produce journalism that rivals the very best national publications,” says Daniel Brogan, the magazine’s founder and CEO. “We appreciate ASME’s recognition, and we’re thankful to our readers and advertisers who continue to support this important work.”
The National Magazine Awards have become colloquially known as the “Ellies,” a nickname given to the statuette given to winners. The award is modeled after an abstract elephant created by Alexander Calder in 1942.
For ASME’s full press release on 2022’s winners, click here.