NEW YORK – Today’s MPA Digital: Swipe Conference closed with the National Magazine Awards for Digital Media 2012, presented by the American Society of Magazine Editors [ASME]. People managing editor and ASME president Larry Hackett and Lucy Danziger, editor-in-chief of SELF and ASME secretary, were on hand to present the copper Ellies to the winners.

New York
magazine took home two Ellies: one for the esteemed General Excellence category, as well as for best website. Editor-in-chief Adam Moss and editorial director Ben Williams accepted the awards for the publication. WIRED also took home two Ellies: one for reporting, honoring “FBI Teaches Agents: ‘Mainstream’ Muslims are ‘Violent, Radical,’” written by senior writer Spencer Ackerman; and the other for design on its iPad app for its February 2011 Underworld Issue.

See below for the full list of winners.


Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief

Noah Shachtman, digital editor

“FBI Teaches Agents: ‘Mainstream’ Muslims are ‘Violent, Radical’”
by Spencer Ackerman, senior writer

Personal Service:

David Zinczenko, senior vice president, editor-in-chief

William G. Phillips, editor

“The Skin Cancer Center”
by Adam Campbell, executive editor
and Amy Rushlow, senior editor

Website Department:
The Daily Beast

Tina Brown, editor-in-chief, Newsweek and The Daily Beast

“Book Beast”

New York

Adam Moss, editor-in-chief

Ben Williams, editorial director

The American Scholar

Robert Wilson, editor

“Zinsser on Friday,” by William Zinsser

Utility App:

Richard Stengel, managing editor

“PopuList” for iPad

Foreign Policy

Susan B. Glasser, editor-in-chief

“The Qaddafi Files: An FP Special Report”


Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief

Brandon Kavulla, creative director

Underworld Issue, February 2011, iPad app

The New York Times Magazine

Hugo Lindgren, editor-in-chief

“My Family’s Experiment in Extreme Schooling,"
by Julie Dressner, Shayla Harris and Clifford J. Levy

Tablet Edition:
National Geographic

Chris Johns, editor-in-chief

Bill Marr, creative director

Melissa Wiley, e-publishing director

August 2011, September 2011 and November 2011 iPad apps

General Excellence:
New York
Adam Moss, editor-in-chief

Ben Williams, editorial director