Wired magazine received a National Magazine Award in the general excellence category for magazines with a circulation betwene 500,000 and 1 million. The Economist was a finalist in the category.
According to Chicago Tribune writer James Warren, here is what the judges said about Wired: “More chic than geek, Wired brings depth and delight to any topic, from clever gadgets to world-changing ideas. At a time when technology is more pervasive than ever, the magazine guides its readers with a friendly voice, an engaging design and a free-ranging intelligence.”
In addition, BusinessWeek received an award in the interactive service online category for its B-School Channel feature on its web site. The magazine was also a finalist in the general excellence online category.
Warren noted: “A new category, for service features on the Web, it cited this adjunct to old stalwart Business Week as having built upon the weekly’s annual graduate school rankings and created ‘a deeply rich and satisfying environment that really makes the grade.'”
See all of the winners and the finalists here. Read Warren’s recap here.