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2009 National Magazine Awards Finalists

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Fenian_Bastard, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. Here's the list.

    Our boy Jonesy's on there for his Iraq story that we all loved.
    Anybody here read "Backpacker" because it cleaned up.
  2. funky_mountain

    funky_mountain Active Member

    i've read backpaper for years, and in recent years, it seems to be doing the kind of stories that outside used to do -- the jon krakauer 'into thin air' pieces. outside still does some fine work -- if you can find it buried among the '10 days to better abs' stories -- but those stories aren't always your traditional outdoors stories.

    field and stream, which is well represented, also does a nice job of sneaking in quality reporting/writing between the pages of 'how to stalk a 20-point buck on opening day' and 'how to catch more bass in the shallows' stories.

    the virginia quarterly review has been on quite a run in these awards the past few years, too.
  3. Taibbi shut out, and he had a helluva year.
    Selena's in there, too. Didn't notice that.
  4. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Papa, and the Longest Night by Sean Flynn (from GQ) were both awesome reads.
  5. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    You're dead right about Backpacker. Outside is still a great magazine, but it seems to have started sliding toward an outdoorsy version Men's Health (workout tips) meets Esquire (celebrity profiles).
  6. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    RS's piece on David Foster Wallace is in there, as is Hanna Rosin's wonderful "A Boy's Life" from the Atlantic.
  7. In Exile

    In Exile Member

    Backpacker is very good.
  8. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I don't think Outside is half the magazine it was 10 years ago.
  9. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    Jonesy's The Things That Carried Him vs. Hannah Rosin's Boy's Life story is Ali vs. Frazier. I loved both of those stories.
  10. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    Nomination central for one of Mrs. Editude's former employers. :D
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