Podcasts Now Eligible For National Magazine AwardsOct 15th, 2009 | By James Lewin | Category: Podcasting, Podcasting Events
Podcasters, rejoice, for you are now eligible for a National Magazine Award. The creators of the prestigious awards plan to announce on Wednesday that they are adding 12 new categories covering online media.
The categories include mobile media, news reporting, interactive tool, podcasting, video and community, among others. ASME is also adding an award for combined print and online work, called Magazine of the Year, to be presented at the April party.Just what defines an online magazine â€” versus an online newspaper or blog â€” will largely be left up to the publications and the judges, said Sid Holt, the chief executive of ASME.
â€œThe Huffington Post, if it defines itself as a magazine, we would accept the entry. If it defines itself as a newspaper, then of course it should enter the Pulitzers,â€ he said.
In essence, the National Magazine Awards are saying that podcasts are just another option for delivering subscription content.