The Maclean’s newsroom picked up four gold medals, one silver and 13 honourable mentions at the National Magazine Awards on June 6 in Toronto. The magazine was a top-winning title at the gala, second only to The Walrus.
The awards included Magazine Website of the Year, a recognition that celebrates the work of the newsroom’s writers, editors, photographers, designers and IT/UX producers.
— Magazine Awards (@MagAwards) June 7, 2014
Hey, #NMA14: So many thanks from a small team in a newsroom of enormous talent. (And props to the IT/UX gurus who make it all happen.)
— Maclean’s Magazine (@MacleansMag) June 7, 2014
Paul Wells, Jessica Darmanin and Michelle Turingan won awards for their work telling the story of the remarkable Jacob Barnett. Diagnosed with severe autism as a child, Barnett is now one of the world’s most promising physicists. The feature story from last fall became a top read on the site in 2013.
Darmanin and Turingan collaborated on a video that told the story of Barnett and his family:
— Andrew Tolson (@andrewtolson) June 7, 2014
Scott Feschuk, host of the magazine awards, received a gold medal in the Humour category.
— Luiza Ch. Savage (@luizachsavage) June 7, 2014
Feschuk’s award-winning column considers how the newsmakers of 2013 might approach the making of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich:
Assemble ingredients. Pause dramatically
The Cool Jobs feature in Maclean’s 2014 Guide to Jobs in Canada received a silver medal for Kim Honey, Colin Campbell, Andrew Tolson, Natalie Castellino and Stephen Gregory.
Maclean’s also earned honourable mentions in the following categories:
Editorial Package: Web
One Step From Death: Elliot Lake Mall Collapse
Michael Friscolanti, writer
Sue Allan, Jason Kirby, editors
Jessica Darmanin, art director
Contributors: Paul Watson, Michelle Turingan
Amanda Shendruk, illustrator
Sue Allan and Lindsey Wiebe, editors
Amanda Shendruk, art director
Words and Pictures:
Barbara Amiel, 1979
Show and Tell
Tease of the Day
Health and medicine
Let the Rhythm Take Control
The Sleep Crisis
Luiza Ch. Savage
Politics and public interest
Putin’s Last Stand
Rob Ford’s Appetite for Destruction
Science technology and the environment
Sportsnet magazine was named Tablet Magazine of the Year. A complete list of the 2014 winners is here.