Ellie Awards 2021 Judges


Joe Brown Group Editorial Director, Hearst Autos
Richard Dorment Editor in Chief, Men's Health
Jonathan Dorn Vice President and General Manager, Outside
Ben Goldberger Executive Editor, TIME
D.D. Guttenplan Editor, The Nation
Anna Holmes Creative Director, Higher Ground Productions
Adi Ignatius Editor in Chief, Harvard Business Review Group
Clara Jeffery Editor in Chief, Mother Jones
Radhika Jones Editor in Chief, Vanity Fair
Lauren Kern Editor in Chief, Apple News
Amanda Kludt Editor in Chief and Senior Vice President, Eater
Ellen Kunes Editorial Director, Print, Consumer Reports
Cindi Leive Co-Founder, The Meteor
Stephanie Mehta Editor in Chief, Fast Company
Janice Min Contributing Editor, TIME
Alison Overholt General Manager, Oprah Daily
Puja Patel Editor in Chief, Pitchfork
Jessica Pels Editor in Chief, Cosmopolitan
Jessie Price Editor in Chief, EatingWell
Paul Reyes Editor, Virginia Quarterly Review
Debra Adams Simmons Executive Editor, Culture and History, National Geographic
Julia Turner Deputy Managing Editor, Los Angeles Times
Geoff Van Dyke Editorial Director, 5280
Dan Wakeford Editor in Chief, PEOPLE
Charles Whitaker Dean, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University


Max Adler Editorial Director, Golf Digest
Tristan Ahtone Editor in Chief, Texas Observer
Dan Alexander Senior Editor, Forbes
Mel Allen Editor, Yankee Magazine
Hasan Altaf Managing Editor, The Paris Review
Eddie Alterman Chief Brand Officer, Hearst Autos
Gail Anderson Chair, BFA Design and BFA Advertising, School of Visual Arts
Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson Strategic Partner Development Manager, Magazines and Lifestyle, Facebook
Elizabeth Angell Editor in Chief, Romper
Shaye Areheart Director, The Columbia Publishing Course and the Columbia Publishing Course at Exeter College, Oxford
Jesse Ashlock Deputy Global Editorial Director and Editor, U.S., Condé Nast Traveler
Lisa Bain Executive Director, Health Newsroom, Prevention, Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day
Naina Bajekal Executive Editor, TIME
Richard Baker Creative Director, Inc.
Kelly Bales Executive Creative Director, Condé Nast
Susie Banikarim Executive Vice President and Head of Global Newsgathering, VICE Media
Andrea Barbalich Editor in Chief, The Week Junior
James Bareham Creative Director, Vox Media Networks
Zahra Barnes Interim Editor in Chief, SELF
Jenny Barnett Editor and Publisher, Cornell Alumni Magazine
David M. Barreda Senior Photography Resident, National Geographic
Matt Bean Senior Vice President, Performance Innovation, Tonal
Christopher Beha Editor, Harper's Magazine
Anna Lena Phillips Bell Editor and Art Director, Ecotone
Matthew Belloni Adjunct Instructor, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Gary Belsky President, Elland Road Partners
Richard L. Berke Co-Founder and Executive Editor, STAT
Amy Bernstein Editor, Harvard Business Review
Jill Bernstein Editorial Director, Fast Company
Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin Associate Professor, Columbia College Chicago
Sudip Bose Managing Editor, The American Scholar
Claire Boyle Editor, McSweeney's Quarterly Concern
Kristal Brent Zook Journalist, Author and Professor
James Burnett Editorial Director, The Trace
Scott Burton Executive Editor, ESPN
Maria Bustillos Founding Editor, The Brick House Cooperative and Popula
Stephen Cannella Co-Editor in Chief, Sports Illustrated
Nicholas Carlson Global Editor in Chief, Insider
Mona Chalabi Data Editor, The Guardian US
Andrea Chambers Executive Director, NYU Center for Publishing
Jacqui Cheng Tech and Music Editor
Melissa Chessher Professor and Chair, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Susan Chira Editor in Chief, The Marshall Project
Sonia Chopra Executive Editor, Bon Appétit and Epicurious
Jeanne Dozier Clayton Director of Photography, Southern Living
Sarah Collins
Annemarie Conte
 Deputy Editor, Wirecutter
Julia Cosgrove Vice President and Editor in Chief, AFAR Media
Dan Costa Editor in Chief, PCMag.com
Kate Cox Editor in Chief, The Counter
Sarah Cristobal Executive Editor, InStyle
Vinson Cunningham Staff Writer and Theatre Critic, The New Yorker
Ryan D'Agostino Editorial Director, Projects, Hearst Magazines
Kate Dailey Editor, Philadelphia
Mike Dang Senior Editor, The Counter
Seyward Darby Editor in Chief, The Atavist
David Dayen Executive Editor, The American Prospect
Rodrigo de Benito Sanz Digital Designer
Vanessa K. De Luca Editor in Chief, The Root
Andrea Delbanco Editor in Chief, TIME for Kids
Jeff Dengate Runner in Chief, Runner's World
Diane di Costanzo Vice President and Editorial Director, The Foundry at Meredith Corporation; Editor in Chief, Millie
Mariette DiChristina Dean and Professor of the Practice in Journalism, Boston University
Evette Dionne Editor in Chief, Bitch Media
Beth Dreher Executive Editor, Good Housekeeping
Simon Dumenco Editor at Large, Ad Age
Julia Edelstein Editor in Chief, Parents
Nadine Epstein Editor and Publisher, Moment
Michael Fell Editor in Chief, TV Guide Magazine
Leah Finnegan Editor in Chief, Gawker
Peter Flax Editor in Chief, The Red Bulletin
Leah Flickinger Director of Content Creation, Hearst Enthusiast Group, Bicycling, Runner's World and Popular Mechanics
Stephen Frailey Founder and Editor, Dear Dave
Ben Frumin Editor in Chief, Wirecutter
Leigh Gallagher Director of External Affairs, Google
James Ross Gardner, Independent Editor and Journalist, Former Editor in Chief of Seattle Met
James Geary Editor, Nieman Reports
Thomas Gebremedhin Vice President and Executive Editor, Doubleday, Penguin Random House
Alexander George Director of Membership Content, Hearst Magazines
Rip Georges Creative Director, Rip Georges and Associates (RGA)
Melissa Geurts Creative Director, Good Housekeeping
Jon Gluck Editorial Director, Special Projects, Medium
Jeffrey Goldberg Editor in Chief, The Atlantic
Susan Goldberg Editor in Chief and Editorial Director, National Geographic
David Granger Agent, Aevitas Creative Management
Adrienne Green Features Editor, New York Magazine
Megan Greenwell Editor, WIRED.com
Ryan Grim Digital Director, Food & Wine
Connie Guglielmo Editor in Chief, CNET
David Hajdu Music Critic, The Nation; Professor, Columbia Journalism School
Reyhan Harmanci Deputy Head of Programming, Gimlet Media
Christine Harper Editor, Bloomberg Markets
David Haskell Editor in Chief, New York
Susan Hassler Editor in Chief, IEEE Spectrum
Mangesh Hattikudur Senior Vice President, Podcast Development, iHeart
Laura Helmuth Editor in Chief, Scientific American
Peter Hemmel Creative Director, Woman's Day
Elizabeth Meyers Hendrickson Professor, Ohio University
Samantha Henig Executive Editor, Strategy, BuzzFeed News
Stephen Heuser Editor, Politico
Amanda Hinnant Associate Professor, University of Missouri, School of Journalism
Roger Hodge Deputy Editor, The Intercept
Jared Hohlt Editor in Chief, Slate
Brittany Holloway-Brown Design Director, Eater
Sally Holmes Editor in Chief, Marie Claire
Claire Howorth Executive Editor, Vanity Fair
Samir A. Husni Director, Magazine Innovation Center, The University of Mississippi
Joseph Hutchinson Creative Director, Rolling Stone
Jude Isabella Editor in Chief, Hakai Magazine
Stacy-Marie Ishmael
Aymann Ismail
 Staff Writer, Slate
Danielle Amir Jackson Interim Editor, Oxford American
Mark Jannot Editor at Large, Hearst Magazines
Whitney Joiner Articles Editor, The Washington Post Magazine
Leo Jung Creative Director, The California Sunday Magazine and Pop-Up Magazine
Richard Just Editor, The Washington Post Magazine
Deanne Kaczerski Digital Content Director, Travel + Leisure
Rawiya Kameir Contributing Editor, Pitchfork; Assistant Teaching Professor, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University
Esther Kaplan Executive Editor, Reveal
Janice Kaplan Author and Consultant
Dara P. Kapoor Digital Director, Health
Hannah Karp Editorial Director, Billboard
Emily Kassie Journalist and Filmmaker
Brian Kevin Editor in Chief, Down East
Christopher Keyes Editor in Chief, Outside
Silvia Killingsworth Executive Editor, Americas Hub, Bloomberg News
Richard Kim Executive Editor, HuffPost
Lindsey B. King Deputy Editor, 5280
Deborah Kirk Editorial Director, Diablo Publications
Nathalie Kirsheh Creative Director, Allure and Glamour
Brendan Klinkenberg Supervising Editor, Gimlet Media
Kelli Korducki Senior Editor, Books, Forge (Medium)
Susan Kostrzewa Editor in Chief, Wine Enthusiast Media
Daniel Kurtz-Phelan Editor, Foreign Affairs
Adam B. Kushner Outlook Editor, The Washington Post
Yanick Rice Lamb Chair, Howard University
Keisha Lamothe Branded Content Lead, Culture Trip
Katherine Lanpher Special Projects Editor, Grist
Jennifer Laski Photo and Video Director, Jennifer Laski Productions
Edmund Lee Media Reporter, The New York Times
Tim Leong Deputy Editor + Creative Director, Entertainment Weekly
Kevin Lerner Associate Professor of Journalism, Marist College
Joe Levy Editor at Large, Billboard
Dennis Lewon Director of Content, Outside Endurance and Adventure Groups
Bob Love Editor in Chief, AARP The Magazine
Joel Lovell Executive Editor, Pineapple Street Studios
Natasha Lunn Visuals Director, Harper's Bazaar
Jessica Lustig Deputy Editor, The New York Times Magazine
Moana Luu Global Chief Content and Creative Officer, ESSENCE
Gerald Maa Editor and Director, The Georgia Review
Uzoamaka Maduka Board Member, Lapham's Quarterly
Katherine Mangu-Ward Editor in Chief, Reason
Jason Mark Editor in Chief, Sierra
Hayley Mason Senior Director, Content Strategy, Meredith Corporation
Nate Matthews Vice President, Commerce, Camden Media
Hannah McCaughey Photography and Design Director, Outside
Douglas McGray Editor in Chief, Pop-Up Magazine Productions
Bradford McKee Freelance
John Mecklin Editor in Chief, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Mary Melton Editorial Director, Godfrey Dadich Partners
Rachel Davis Mersey Professor and Associate Dean, University of Texas at Austin
Peg Moline Editorial Director, UCLA Magazine
Jacklyn Monk Managing Editor, WSJ. Magazine
Janice Morris Head of Lifestyle and Publishing Partnerships, Twitter
Samhita Mukhopadhyay Writer and Editor
John Mulholland Editor in Chief, Guardian US
Elie Mystal Justice Correspondent, The Nation
Wendy Naugle Deputy Editor, People
Emily Nemens
Nicolas Neubeck
 Creative Director, Hearst Magazines
Robert Newman Creative Director, This Old House
Siobhan O'Connor Former Vice President, Editorial, Medium
Simone Oliver Global Editor in Chief, Refinery29
Jayne Haugen Olson Editor in Chief, Mpls.St.Paul
Kristina O'Neill Editor in Chief, WSJ. Magazine
Ben Osborne Senior Features Editor, FOX Sports Digital
Charlotte Owen Editor in Chief, Bustle
Ernest Owens Editor at Large, Philadelphia
Jennifer Pastore Executive Photo Director, WSJ. Magazine
Neema Roshania Patel Editor, The Lily, The Washington Post
Samir Patel Editorial Director, Atlas Obscura
Ben Pauker Global and National Security Editor, POLITICO
Abe Peck Director, Business to Business Communications, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
Jessica Romm Perez Editor in Chief, Domino
Bill Phillips Chief Content Officer, Linkwell Health
Liz Plosser Editor in Chief, Women's Health
Sean Plottner Editor, Dartmouth Alumni Magazine
Alex Pollack Visual Director
Eileen Pollack Professor, Helen Zell MFA Program in Creative Writing, The University of Michigan
Kyle Pope Editor and Publisher, The Columbia Journalism Review
Corey S. Powell Projects Editor, American Scientist
Sumanth Prabhaker Editor, Orion
Robert Priest Editor and Co-Creative Director, Eight by Eight
John Rasmus Former Editor in Chief, National Geographic Adventure
Evan Ratliff Co-Founder, Atavist Magazine; Co-Host, Longform Podcast
Jennifer Reut Acting Editor, Landscape Architecture Magazine
Josef Reyes Design Director, Bloomberg Markets
Shax Riegler Executive Editor, Architectural Digest
Tatsha Robertson Writer, Editor and Author
Sarah Rogers Director of Photography, The Daily Beast
Tim Rogers Editor, D Magazine
Emma Rosenblum Chief Content Officer, Lifestyle, Bustle Digital Group
Maer Roshan Editor in Chief, Los Angeles Magazine
Meryl Rothstein Deputy Editor, Bon Appétit
Chris Rovzar Executive Editor, Bloomberg Pursuits
Jodi Rudoren Editor in Chief, The Forward
Geraldine Sealey Managing Editor, The Marshall Project
Carla Shackleford Managing Editor, Philadelphia
Katherine Bryja Shady Design Director, Chicago Magazine
Jeff Sharlet Frederick Sessions Beebe '35 Professor in the Art of Writing, Dartmouth College
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd Editor in Chief, Jezebel
David Shipley Senior Executive Editor, Bloomberg Opinion
Nancy Shute Editor in Chief, Science News
Leta Shy Editor in Chief, SELF
Sharon Silke Carty Editor in Chief, Car and Driver
Ivylise Simones Creative Director, HuffPost
Sally Singer
Sarah Smith 
Editor in Chief, Prevention
Mark Solheim Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Kurt Soller Features Director, T: The New York Times Style Magazine
Michael Solomon Editor, Forbes Life, Forbes
Nykia Spradley Writer and Content Curator
Catherine M. Staub Peggy Fisher and Larry Stelter Chair of Magazine Media, Drake University
Jon Steinberg Creative Director, Epic Digital/Vox Media
Ron Stodghill Associate Professor, University of Missouri
George Stone Executive Editor, National Geographic
Molly Stout Digital Content Director, InStyle
Bill Strickland Editorial Director, Hearst Enthusiast Group
Eric Sullivan Senior Editor, Esquire
Nikhil Swaminathan Executive Editor, Grist
Asad Syrkett Editor in Chief, Elle Decor
Catherine G. Talese Photography Editor, Avenue Magazine; Teacher, International Center of Photography
Jonathan Tepperman Columnist, Foreign Policy
Nathan Thornburgh Publisher, Roads & Kingdoms
John Timmer Senior Science Editor, Ars Technica
Lindsay Tucker Editor, Yoga Journal; Podcast Host and Producer, Lyrics for Lunch Podcast
Jennifer Tung Executive Editor, Martha Stewart Living
Andy Turnbull Creative Director, Cosmopolitan
Andrea Valdez Editor in Chief, The 19th
Robert Vargas Executive Design Director, GQ
Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee Executive Editor, Emergence Magazine
Greg Veis Senior Editor, Apple News
Amber Venerable Creative Director, SELF
Allecia Vermillion Editor in Chief, Seattle Met
Chris Vogel Editor, Boston Magazine
Karolina Waclawiak Executive Editor of Culture, BuzzFeed News
Bill Wasik Deputy Editor, The New York Times Magazine
Joel Weber Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek
Tom Weber Contributing Editor, TIME
Paige O. Windsor Executive Editor, BHG.com
Dana Wollman Editor in Chief, Engadget
Patti Wolter Helen Gurley Brown Magazine Professor, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
Abi Wright Executive Director, Columbia Journalism School
Allison Wright Executive Editor and Publisher, Virginia Quarterly Review
Blaise Zerega Managing Editor, Alta Journal


Joe Brown Group Editorial Director, Hearst Autos
Steve Coll Dean and Henry R. Luce Professor of Journalism, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Jonathan Dorn Vice President and General Manager, Outside
Mark Jannot Editor at Large, Hearst Magazines
Clara Jeffery Editor in Chief, Mother Jones
Radhika Jones Editor in Chief, Vanity Fair
Cindi Leive Co-Founder, The Meteor
Janice Min Contributing Editor, TIME
Alison Overholt General Manager, Oprah Daily
Charles Whitaker Dean, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
Abi Wright Executive Director, Columbia Journalism School
Sidney Holt Executive Director, American Society of Magazine Editors | ex officio


Titles and affiliations listed were at time of judging