National Magazine Awards Foundation announces new initiatives

The National Magazine Awards Foundation announced a number of changes this week. The foundation is responsible for the National Magazine Awards, which celebrate their 40th anniversary this year.

In a press release yesterday, the foundation said that the changes are designed to “maintain and advance the NMAF’s 40-year status as the gold standard of creative excellence.”

Changes include refined awards categories, expanded digital publishing awards and an effort to recognize Canadian creators working internationally.

The NMAF also announced several new board members, including Derek Finkle, co-founder of Story Board and founder of the Canadian Writers Group, a literary agency that represents Canadian freelance writers.

More details about the changes to the National Magazine Awards are available on the Canadian Magazines blog.

Last fall, several large magazine publishers — including Rogers, St. Joseph Media and The Walrus — pulled away from the National Magazine Awards and announced their intention to start a new awards program.

News about that new program is expected later this week.

Posted on September 20, 2016 at 9:00 am by editor · · Tagged with: , ,

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