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The New Yorker Wins Six National Magazine Awards

On Thursday evening, The New Yorker won six National Magazine Awards, more than any other publication, for its work in 2020. Known as the Ellies—for the elephant-shaped statuettes that are presented to winners—the annual awards are among the top prizes in the magazine industry.The New Yorker took home the award for general excellence and in…

On Thursday evening, The New Yorker won six National Magazine Awards, more than any other publication, for its function at 2020. Called the Ellies–to the elephant-shaped statuettes that are presented to winners–the annual awards are among the best prizes in the magazine market.

The New Yorker took home the award for overall excellence and in five different groups, adding to its forty-seven previous wins under its present editor, David Remnick, for example multiple citations for overall excellence. The magazine has been named a finalist a hundred and ninety-two times, more than any other novel.

Below you may read and view The New Yorker’s winning articles, photography, and video in the last year.

Reporting
Lawrence Wright
The Plague Year

Early in 2020, Wright, a New Yorker staff writer since 1992, published an eerily prescient book about a pandemic triggered by a mysterious coronavirus. As Wright’s chilling scenario became an awful fact, The New Yorker requested him to devote the remainder of the year constructing a scenic narrative of this COVID-19 tragedy, juxtaposing President Trump’s flamboyant mismanagement together with the quiet heroism of regular Americans. Wright’s Ellie for”The Plague Year” is his third; he won National Magazine Awards in 1994, for”Remembering Satan,” a two-part series about recovered memories, and in 2012, for”The Apostate,” about the filmmaker Paul Haggis and also the Church of Scientology.

covid map


Essays and Criticism
Elizabeth Alexander
The Trayvon Generation

Alexander, the celebrated poet and scholar of African-American literature, is the mom of two young Black men, Simon and Solo. “The Trayvon Generation” was completed in the heat of summer’s racial-justice uprisings, and there is an undeniable strength to Alexander’s requirements on herself as a mother, and to her demands to a misbegotten society that compels her and her sons—-and, by extension, all Black parents, all Black children—-to reside in dread of murder.

 Carrie Mae Weems, “Blue Black Boy”


Profile Writing
Jennifer Gonnerman
A Transit Worker’s Survival Story

For more than two decades, Gonnerman has told the stories of unseen New Yorkers. In the spring of 2020, she turned to Terence Layne, who, following a tumultuous early life, found his calling as a city bus driver. When the pandemic struck, Layne and his colleagues were on the front lines; over a hundred would die. Gonnerman, a New Yorker staff writer since 2015, provides a striking picture of a guy who responded to extremity with grace, and a vivid document of a dreadful year.

Person in mask driving.


Feature Photography
Isaac Scott
A Photographer on the Front Lines of Philadelphia’s Protests

In May, 2020, after the murder of George Floyd, Scott began photographing the protests that followed in Philadelphia, where he lives. Each and every single day, for months on end, he recorded marches, speeches, and clashes between police officers and protesters. Even though Scott had no experience photographing in battle zones, he stepped into the fray, shooting police violence and cars set ablaze. However he did more than merely document the actions; he made lasting images of an impor

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