Young journalists to be honored at Ellies lunch, ASME Next-MPA Next Conference

New York, NY (February 2, 2017)—The American Society of Magazine Editors today announced the winners of the second-annual ASME Next Awards for Journalists Under 30. Five young magazine makers, including one fashion editor, a photography editor and three reporters, will be honored at the Ellie Awards Annual Gala on February 7 and receive certificates of recognition later the same day at the inaugural ASME Next-MPA Next Conference.

The winners of the 2017 ASME Next Awards are:

Eric Boodman, General Assignment Reporter, STAT
Nominated by Stephanie Simon, Managing Editor, News, STAT

Lindsay Peoples, Fashion Market Editor, New York Media's The Cut
Nominated by Stella Bugbee, Creative Director, New York Media's The Cut

Ben Taub, Contributing Writer, The New Yorker
Nominated by Willing Davidson, Senior Editor, The New Yorker

Jen Tse, Photo Editor, Newsweek
Nominated by Jim Impoco, Editor in Chief, Newsweek

Jen Wieczner, Writer, Fortune
Nominated by Alan Murray, Editor, Fortune

The honorees were chosen by a distinguished group of print and digital journalists. The judging was led by Dana Points, the president of ASME. The judges included:

  • Elizabeth Angell, Site Director, Town & Country
  • Rob Fischer, Senior Editor, Rolling Stone
  • Andrew Gold,  Executive Visual Director, VOGUE
  • David Granger
  • Tish Hamilton, Executive Editor, Runner’s World
  • David Haskell, Editor, Business and Strategy, New York Media
  • Samantha Henig, Editorial Director of Audio, The New York Times
  • Michelle Herrera Mulligan
  • Helen Rosner, Executive Editor, Eater
  • Eric Sullivan, Senior Editor, Esquire, and President, ASME Next
  • John Swansburg, Deputy Editor, Slate

 “There’s really no need to explain why these five journalists are this year’s ASME Next Award winners—the work speaks for itself,” said Sid Holt, Chief Executive of ASME. “When twenty-somethings are creating work like this—when Eric Boodman is chronicling the latest advances in medicine, Lindsay Peoples is pushing fashion to be more progressive, Ben Taub is producing Ellie Award-nominated reporting, Jen Tse is editing World Press Photo-winning images and Jen Wieczner is chasing down business-world ogres—the future of magazine media is bright indeed.”

The ASME Next Awards honor outstanding achievement by magazine journalists under the age of 30. Sponsored by ASME in association with MPA—The Association of Magazine Media, the ASME Next Awards are intended to recognize young journalists of extraordinary promise and to support the development of magazine journalism both in print and online.

More than 50 journalists were nominated for ASME Next Awards by the editors of leading print and digital publications. Nominees submitted portfolios of their work, including print and digital content, and were judged on their accomplishments and their potential to make significant contributions to magazine media. The winners will be honored at the Ellie Awards Annual Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on February 7 and receive certificates of recognition at the first-ever ASME Next-MPA Next Conference later the same day at the headquarters of Time Inc. in New York.

For more information about the ASME Next Awards, Ellie Awards and ASME Next-MPA Next Conference, please visit

About ASME

The American Society of Magazine Editors is the principal organization for magazine journalists in the United States. The members of ASME include the editorial leaders of most major consumer and business magazines published in print and on digital platforms. Founded in 1963, ASME works to defend the First Amendment, protect editorial independence and support the development of journalism. ASME sponsors the National Magazine Awards for Print and Digital Media in association with the Columbia Journalism School and publishes the ASME Guidelines for Editors and Publishers.


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