Podcasts Now Eligible For National Magazine Awards

Oct 15th, 2009 | By | Category: Podcasting, Podcasting Events

podcasterPodcasts just got another dose of mainstream validation. The NYTimes reports that podcasts are now eligible for National Magazine Awards:

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 — versus an online newspaper or blog — will largely be left up to the publications and the judges, said Sid Holt, the chief executive of ASME.

“The 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,” he said.

In essence, the National Magazine Awards are saying that podcasts are just another option for delivering subscription content.

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  1. I would advise against most podcasters getting their hopes up of winning such awards. The ones most likely to get nominated are those either in the top 25 (if not the top 10) at iTunes or those with at least a print media connection.

  2. Dan says:

    I would advise against listening to Masters Of None (website deleted)

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