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Magazine industry honors Technology Review

The American Society of Magazine Editors has named Technology Review, MIT's "Magazine of Innovation," a finalist for the magazine industry's highest honor, the "Ellie."

"MIT should be proud," said Editor in Chief and Publisher Jason Pontin.

Technology Review is a finalist in the general excellence category for magazines with circulations of 250,000 to 500,000. The other finalists in that category are The Atlantic Monthly, Backpacker, New York Magazine and Texas Monthly.

"For magazine editors and publishers, to be nominated for general excellence is like being nominated for best picture," Pontin said. And while he said it was "fantastically unlikely" that Technology Review will win, he admitted he was gratified. "General excellence is the category that everyone cares about."

The National Magazine Awards, nicknamed the "Ellies," honor print and online magazines for "superior execution of stated editorial objectives, innovative editorial techniques, noteworthy journalistic enterprise, and imagination and vigor in layout and design."

The awards are sponsored by the American Society of Magazine Editors in association with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Finalists were chosen by a panel of 215 judges from among 1,643 entries submitted by 356 print and online publications. Winners will be announced at a ceremony on Tuesday, May 9, in New York, N.Y.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on April 5, 2006 (download PDF).

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