Winners and Highlights from the National Magazine Awards

ASME is done handing out awards to the top magazines again. By all accounts, the ceremony was an odd mix of depression and uplifting speechifying. Just listen to what Twitter is saying:

Winners and Highlights from the National Magazine Awards

In summary: Anna Wintour turned oddly sweet at the event; Backpacker.com was a sleeper hit; Field & Stream won a shock upset over the New Yorker; Si Newhouse is a mensch; Reader's Digest the big winner; and everyone loves Annie Leibovitz.

Further highlights from the tweets of Folio, Fishbowl NY, media blogger Rachel Sklar, and media blogger Glynnis MacNicol and NonSociety "lifestreamer" Julia Allison, who took the picture up top, of Jann Wenner, Tina Brown, Anna Wintour and Graydon Carter).

Winners and Highlights from the National Magazine Awards

Winners:

· Reader's Digest for General Excellence (over 2,000,000 circulation)

· Field & Stream for General Excellence (1,000,000 to 2,000,000 circulation)

· Wired for General Excellence (500,000 to 1,000,000 circulation)

· Texas Monthly for General Excellence (250,000 to 500,000 circulation)

· Foreign Policy for General Excellence (100,000 to 250,000 circulation)

· Print for General Excellence (under 100,000 circulation)

· Saveur for Single-topic Issue

· Wired for Magazine Section

· The New York Times Magazine for Reporting

· Bicycling for Public Interest

· Esquire for Feature Writing

· Rolling Stone for Profile Writing

· Backpacker for Essays

· Automobile for Columns and Commentary

· The New Yorker for Reviews and Criticism

· The New Yorker for Fiction

· Esquire for Personal Service

· Esquire for Leisure Interests

· Wired for Design

· GQ for Photography

· National Geographic for Photojournalism

· The New Yorker for Photo Portfolio

· Backpacker.com for General Excellence Online (less than 1 million uniques)

· nymag.com for General Excellence Online (1 million uniques and above)

· Backpacker.com for Personal Service Online

· AARP The Magazine Online for Interactive Feature