Reason Nominated for Seven "Maggie" Awards


The Western Publishing Association, which covers print and online outlets left of the Rocky Mountains, has nominated Reason for seven of its prestigious "Maggie" Awards for outstanding journalism in a magazine. And the nominees are….

It's all about the Terry Colon

* Best Magazine, in the Politics & Social Issues category
For our June 2009 issue. We're up against Mother Jones, Ode, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, and Sierra.
* Best Web/Digital Edition
* Best Web/Digital Blog
* Best Regularly Featured Web/Digital Columnist
For the one and only Nick Gillespie
* Best News Story
Radley Balko's "Forensics Fraud? Experts say this video shows a doctor manufacturing evidence. So why is a man still on death row?"
* Best Feature Article
For Jesse Walker's "The Paranoid Center: How the panic over right-wing violence is being used to marginalize peaceful dissent"
* Best Interview or Profile
For Ronald Bailey's "'Chiefs, Thieves, and Priests': Science writer Matt Ridley on the causes of poverty and prosperity"

Reason was a four-time Maggie finalist last year, and a one-time winner. We won Mag of the Year for 2004.

Later this week, we'll find out if our sole nomination for the National Magazine Awards, for Best Video, results in a little air-mail package called Oscar.

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  1. Congrats guys! Thanks for putting together something that’s actually worth reading.

  2. The president of Detroit’s school board, Otis Mathis, “acknowledges he has difficulty composing a coherent English sentence,” reports Laura Berman of the Detroit News:

    Here’s a sample from an e-mail he sent to friends and supporters on Sunday night, uncorrected for errors of spelling, grammar, punctuation and usage. It begins: If you saw Sunday’s Free Press that shown Robert Bobb the emergency financial manager for Detroit Public Schools, move Mark Twain to Boynton which have three times the number seats then students and was one of the reason’s he gave for closing school to many empty seats. , , . Here’s another mass e-mail from Mathis, from Aug. 11, 2009: Do DPS control the Foundation or outside group? If an outside group control the foundation, then what is DPS Board row with selection of is director? Our we mixing DPS and None DPS row’s, and who is the watch dog? Despite lacking what would seem to be a basic skill, Mathis has his defenders:

    “I know he’s a terrible writer. Oh wow, I’ve seen his e-mails,” says Ida Byrd-Hill, a parent and activist who runs a nonprofit and is a member of Mensa, the high-IQ group. “His job, though, is to represent the community. His lack of writing skills is prevalent in the community. If anybody does, he understands the struggles of what it’s like to go through an institution and not be properly prepared.”And if the Detroit public schools are turning out people who are capable of running big institutions like the Detroit public schools, they must be doing something right.…..0437/1409/

    1. And the Maggie for Best Non Sequitur in a Blog Comment goes to…

      1. I care not of awards, but simply, the education of the populous.

    2. Christ, I can work around punctuation and spelling errors, but when the syntax is all fucked up, it’s impossible.

      The Onion

      1. Bad link sorry…..r_change_0

        1. Christ, I can work around punctuation, spelling errors,fucked up syntax, but a bad link, it’s impossible.

  3. Congrats, though I hope these nominations are a bit more reputable than Pulitzer “nominations.”

    1. But I have an oscar!


  4. USA! U … uh … reason! reason!

  5. I subscribed to the E-Book version of Reason magazine on the Sony Reader store. 😀

  6. Damn you Mother Jones!!!

  7. I hope can buy all of this magazine.

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