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….
* 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
For the BLOG THAT YOU ARE READING.
* 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"
Do you subscribe to Reason yet? If not, 11 issues are yours, for under $20 (and under $45 for three years, fer chrissakes). If you already do, why don't you go ahead and give it as a gift, to your loved (and hated) ones?