Texas Monthly Receives Two National Magazine Award Nominations

Magazine Recognized in General Excellence and Leisure Interests Categories

Austin, Texas (April 03, 2012) – The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) announced today that Texas Monthly has received two nominations for the 2012 National Magazine Awards. The magazine received nominations for General Excellence and Leisure Interests. Known as the Ellies, the awards will be presented on Thursday, May 3, in New York. Texas Monthly is a finalist in the General Excellence category for its April, October, and November 2011 issues. The cover stories for the three issues submitted were about food, music, and a classic Texas football rivalry.

The magazine was also recognized in the Leisure Interests category for its April 2011 issue cover story, “Home Plates,” a feature focusing on the heritage, splendor, and preparation of the ten dishes every Texan should be able to cook from scratch. On hearing of the nominations, Texas Monthly editor Jake Silverstein said, “It’s a thrill to be nominated for these awards and enjoy some recognition from our peers in the industry. But what we really want is to bring home the hardware, so get back to me in May."

Since its first issue in February 1973, Texas Monthly has won eleven National Magazine Awards and received 61 nominations. The National Magazine Awards, established in 1966 by ASME, are administered by the Graduate School of Journalism of Columbia University and sponsored by ASME. The awards are widely considered to be the magazine industry’s most prestigious recognition, equivalent to the newspaper industry’s Pulitzer prize.

Texas Monthly was founded by Michael R. Levy in 1973 and has a monthly readership of over 2.4 million, reaching one out of every eight Texas adults. Texas Monthly is owned by Emmis Communications Corporation, an Indianapolis-based company that owns other magazines and radio stations. Visit the magazine online at texasmonthly.com.

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