Last night the American Society of Magazine Editors held their annual ceremony to hand out the National Magazine Awards at the Frederick P. Rose Hall at Lincoln Center. An admittedly shrinking crowd of editors, publishers, industry professionals and guests gathered to celebrate 26 winners across 20 categories, but could not have enjoyed host Jimmy Fallon's opening joke about his obsessive readership of.... a blog (Gawker). Rachel Sklar of Abrams Research and Charitini, has the scoop:
Last night I went to the National Magazine Awards, aka the Ellies. It was so very different than the past three I’ve attended (see here, here and here - scroll down for a very dated pic of Joanne Lipman looking happy). Despite being a happy and triumphant night for many - Wired, Backpacker, Bicycling - it was also sorta sad. There was a real feeling of the end of an era.