Split Decision at National Mag Awards

Hopefully you’re done weeping over Portfolio’s demise because the publishing industry was in a celebratory mood Thursday night. The winners of the 44th annual ASME National Magazine Awards were announced and Esquire, The New Yorker, Wired, and Backpacker came away with three Ellies each. First-time winners include AARP the Magazine, Automobile, Field & Stream, and The New York Times Magazine, and Texas Monthly trumped The Atlantic and New York for general excellence in the 250,000 to 500,000 circulation range. Legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz was also honored by four of her editors: Jann Wenner, Anna Wintour, Graydon Carter, and Tina Brown.