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Ellie Awards 2017 Judges
 

Judging Leaders

Vanessa K. De Luca, Editor in Chief, ESSENCE
Adi Ignatius, Editor in Chief, Harvard Business Review Group
Mark Jannot, Vice President, Content, National Audubon Society
Clara Jeffery, Editor in Chief, Mother Jones
Lucy Kaylin, Editor in Chief, O, The Oprah Magazine
Christopher Keyes, Vice President and Editor, Outside
Amy Keller Laird, Editor in Chief, Women's Health
Cindi Leive, Editor in Chief, Glamour
Kate Lewis, Senior Vice President and Editorial Director, Hearst Digital Media
Anthony Licata, Group Editorial Director, Bonnier Men's Group
Pamela Maffei McCarthy, Deputy Editor, The New Yorker
Mary Melton, Editor in Chief, Los Angeles
Janice Min, President and Chief Creative Officer, The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group
Norman Pearlstine, Vice Chairman, Time Inc.
Dana Points
Jessie Price, Editor in Chief, EatingWell
Robert Safian, Editor, Fast Company
Duy Linh Tu, Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Charles Whitaker, Professor, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
David Willey, Editor in Chief, Runner's World

Judges

Dean Abatemarco, Creative Director, Reader's Digest
Laurie Abraham, Features Director, ELLE
Max Adler, Deputy Editor, Golf Digest
Kayla Webley Adler, Senior Editor, Marie Claire
David A. Andelman, Editor and Publisher Emeritus, World Policy Journal
Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson, Site Director, ELLEDecor.com and Veranda.com
Xana Antunes, Executive Editor, Quartz
Shaye Areheart, Director, The Columbia Publishing Course and The Columbia Publishing Course at Exeter College, Oxford
John Atwood, Editor, Runner's World
Sara Austin, Executive Editor, Real Simple
Lan Yin Bachelis, Consulting Creative Director
Lisa Bain, Executive Editor, Dr. Oz THE GOOD LIFE
Christene Barberich, Global Editor in Chief and Co-Founder, Refinery29
Jenny Barnett, Editor and Publisher, Cornell Alumni Magazine
Joey Bartolomeo, Executive Editor, Seventeen
Patrik Henry Bass, Editorial Projects Director, ESSENCE
Eric Bates, Editor, The New Republic
Maria Baugh, Executive Managing Editor, Cosmopolitan and Seventeen
Matt Bean, Editor in Chief, Men's Health
Gary Belsky, Chief Creative Officer, Elland Road Partners
Michael Berk, Executive Editor, The Wirecutter
Walter Bernard, Director, Walter Bernard Design
Amy Bernstein, Editor, Harvard Business Review
Jeffries Blackerby, Executive Editor, Travel + Leisure
H. Emerson Blake, Editor in Chief, Orion
Janet Bodnar, Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Jennifer Bogo, Deputy Editor, Audubon
Eliza Borné, Editor, Oxford American
Sudip Bose, Managing Editor, The American Scholar
Dana Bowen, Executive Editor, Food & Wine
Richard Bradley, Editor in Chief and Chief Content Officer, The Worth Group
Joe Brown, Editor in Chief, Popular Science
Peter Brown, Editorial and Website Consultant
Rachel Buchholz, Editor in Chief and Vice President, National Geographic Kids
Molly Butterfoss, Creative Director, NYLON
Robert Capps, Head of Editorial, Wired
Clinton Cargill, Director of Photography, Bloomberg Businessweek
Maile Carpenter, Editor in Chief, Food Network Magazine
Michael Caruso, Editor in Chief, Smithsonian
Andrea Chambers, Director, New York University Center for Publishing
Jason Cherkis, Investigative Reporter, Huffington Post
Heidi Cho, Vice President, Digital Content, Rodale
Jessica Coen, Executive Editor, Mashable
Bob Cohn, President, The Atlantic
Jessanne Collins, Vice President, Director of Multimedia, Mental Floss
Amy Conway, Editor in Chief, Martha Stewart Weddings
Julia Cosgrove, Vice President, Editor in Chief, AFAR
Christopher Cox, Executive Editor, GQ
Amanda Dameron, Editor in Chief, Executive Vice President, Content, Dwell
Lucy Schulte Danziger, CEO and Founder, Hintd
John Clary Davies, Editor, Powder
James de Vries, Creative Director, Harvard Business Review Group
Richard Demak, Senior Editor, Sports Illustrated
David DiBenedetto, Senior Vice President and Editor in Chief, Garden & Gun
Theresa DiMasi, Vice President, Content, and Editor in Chief, Weight Watchers International
Diane Dragan, Director, Editorial Operations, Architectural Digest
Simon Dumenco, Editor at Large, Advertising Age
Andrea Dunham, Creative Director, People
Bill Duryea, Enterprise Editor, Politico
Sid Evans, Editor in Chief, Southern Living
Michael Famighetti, Editor, Aperture
Jason Feifer, Editor in Chief, Entrepreneur
John Fennell, Professor, Meredith Chair, Missouri School of Journalism
Steve Fennessy, Editor in Chief, Atlanta
Jay Fielden, Editor in Chief, Esquire; Editorial Director, Town & Country
Matthew Fishbane, Articles Editor, Tablet Magazine
Peter Flax, Features Editor, The Hollywood Reporter
Robert S. Fogarty, Editor, The Antioch Review
Oma Blaise Ford, Executive Editor, Better Homes and Gardens
David Friend, Creative Development Editor, Vanity Fair
Ben Frumin, Editor in Chief, TheWeek.com
Leigh Gallagher, Assistant Managing Editor, Fortune
Aileen Gallagher, Associate Professor, Syracuse University
James Ross Gardner, Editor in Chief, Seattle Met
Lauren Gelman, Executive Digital Director, RD.com
Melissa Giannini, Editor in Chief, NYLON
Eric Gillin, Executive Director, Epicurious
Lee Glendinning, Editor, Guardian US
Jon Gluck, Managing Editor, Vogue
Jeffrey Goldberg, Editor in Chief, The Atlantic
Susan Goldberg, Editor in Chief, National Geographic
Evan Goldstein, Editor, The Chronicle Review
Andrea Gompf, Editor in Chief, Remezcla
Devin Gordon, Executive Editor, GQ
Meryl Gordon, Director, Magazine Writing, New York University Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
Kellie Gould, Editor in Chief, XO Group
Nancy Perry Graham, Senior Editorial and Creative Director, The Charles Koch Institute
Ryan Grim, Site Director, Extra Crispy
Edward Grinnan, Editor in Chief, Guideposts; Vice President, Guideposts Publications; Author, Always by My Side
Alex Grossman, Creative Director, Bon Appétit
Alisa Gumbs, Executive Managing Editor, Black Enterprise
Fred Guterl, Executive Editor, Scientific American
Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr., Editor in Chief, POZ
Pilar Guzmán, Editor in Chief, Condé Nast Traveler
Michael Hainey, Executive Director of Editorial, Esquire
David Hajdu, Music Critic, The Nation; Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Heather Halberstadt, Features Director, Departures
Melanie Hansche, Editorial Director, Rodale's Organic Life
Doug Harbrecht, Director of Digital Media, Kiplinger
Reyhan Harmanci, Editor, First Look Media
Diane Harris, Editor in Chief, Money
Darrick Harris, Photo Director, Redbook
Susan Hassler, Editor in Chief, IEEE Spectrum
Mark Healy, Editor, Men's Journal
Bethany Heitman, Executive Editor, StyleWatch
Elizabeth Meyers Hendrickson, Associate Professor, Ohio University
Aaron Hicklin, Editor in Chief, Out
Amanda Hinnant, Associate Professor, Missouri School of Journalism
Roger Hodge, National Editor, The Intercept
Gary Hoenig, Editorial Director, The Players Tribune
Jared Hohlt, Editor, Print, New York
Carol Holstead, Associate Professor, University of Kansas
John Homans, Features Editor, Bloomberg Politics and Bloomberg Businessweek
William Horne, Executive Editor, AARP The Magazine
Elizabeth Hudson, Editor in Chief, Our State
Samir "Mr. Magazine™" Husni, Director, Magazine Innovation Center, The University of Mississippi
Joseph Hutchinson, Design Director, Rolling Stone
Nicholas Jackson, Editor in Chief, Pacific Standard
Darcy Jacobs, Executive Editor, Family Circle
Sam Jacobs, Executive Editor, TIME
Richard Just, Former Editor, National Journal and The New Republic
Steve Kandell, Executive Editor, Features, BuzzFeed News
Eliot Kaplan, Vice President, Talent Acquisition, Hearst Magazines
Janice Kaplan, Consultant, Shine Media
Ashley Kappel, Digital Content Manager, Cooking Light and MyRecipes
Eleftherios Kardamakis, Design Director, House Beautiful
Colin Kearns, Editor in Chief, Field & Stream
Amanda Kludt, Editor in Chief, Eater
Laura Kostelny, Executive Editor, Country Living
Laurie Kratochvil, Visual Projects
Anne Krueger, Editorial Director, Parade
Ellen Kunes, Health and Food Content Leader, Consumer Reports
Adam B. Kushner, Outlook Editor, The Washington Post
Yanick Rice Lamb, Chair, Department of Media, Journalism and Film, Howard University
Jennifer Laski, Photo and Video Director, The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard
James Ledbetter, Editor, Inc. and Inc.com
Edmund Lee, Managing Editor, Recode
Sarah Leonard, Senior Editor, The Nation
Tim Leong, Creative Director, Entertainment Weekly
Kevin Lerner, Assistant Professor, Marist College
Miriam Leuchter, Editor in Chief, Popular Photography and American Photo
Joe Levy, Editor at Large, The Village Voice
Joel Lovell, Story Editor, The Atavist; Consulting Editor, Serial and This American Life
Lorrie Lynch, Executive Editor, AARP Integrated Media
Uzoamaka Maduka, Board Member, Lapham's Quarterly
Katherine Mangu-Ward, Editor in Chief, Reason
Meg Marco, Executive Editor, Consumerist
Steele Thomas Marcoux, Editor in Chief, Coastal Living
James Marcus, Editor, Harper's Magazine
Jacqueline Marino, Associate Professor, Kent State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Shanti Marlar, Creative Director, The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard
David Matt, Vice President and Executive Creative Director, The Foundry, Time Inc.
Justin McCraw, Design Technologist, ESPN's The Undefeated
Adam McGee, Managing Editor, Boston Review
Douglas McGray, Editor in Chief, The California Sunday Magazine and Pop-Up Magazine
Cathleen McGuigan, Editor in Chief, Architectural Record
Andrew McKean, Editor in Chief, Outdoor Life
Bradford McKee, Editor, Landscape Architecture Magazine
Trevor Meers, Editorial Content Director, Midwest Living
Stephanie Mehta, Deputy Editor, Vanity Fair
James Meigs, Writer
Kevin Merida, Editor in Chief, ESPN's The Undefeated
Rachel Davis Mersey, Associate Professor, Northwestern University
Sarah Gray Miller, Editor in Chief, Modern Farmer
Keija Minor, Editor in Chief, BRIDES
Cullen Murphy, Editor at Large, Vanity Fair
Christopher Napolitano, Creative Director, Indian Country Today Media Network
Wendy Naugle, Executive Editor, Glamour
Barbara O'Dair, Editor in Chief, Prevention
Kristina O'Neill, Editor in Chief, WSJ. Magazine
Betty Wong Ortiz, Director, Editorial Strategy and Operations, Bon Appétit
Alison Overholt, Editor in Chief, ESPN The Magazine & espnW
Benjamin Pauker, Executive Editor, Foreign Policy
Abe Peck, Director of Business to Business Communication, Medill School of Journalism/Northwestern University
Jodi Peckman, Creative Director, Rolling Stone
Jessica Pels, Digital Director, Marie Claire
Faye Penn, Editorial Projects Director, InStyle
Danielle Pergament, Executive Editor, Allure
Abigail Pesta, Independent Journalist, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Women in the World/The New York Times
Dan Piepenbring, Web Editor, The Paris Review
Sean Plottner, Editor, Dartmouth Alumni Magazine
Ellen Joan Pollock
Kyle Pope, Editor and Publisher, Columbia Journalism Review
Robert Priest, Creative Director, Priest + Grace
Marsha A. Raisch, Executive Editor, Traditional Home
John Rasmus, Editor at Large, Men's Fitness
Evan Ratliff, Editor in Chief, The Atavist
Elliott Rebhun, Editor in Chief, Scholastic Magazines
David Remnick, Editor, The New Yorker
Paul Reyes, Editor, Virginia Quarterly Review
Mark Richardson, Executive Editor, Pitchfork
Jaspal Riyait, Design Director, Martha Stewart Living
Tatsha Robertson, Author, Journalist and Editor
Kate Rodemann, Deputy Editor, Texas Monthly
Bob Roe, Deputy Editor, Newsweek
Meredith Rollins, Editor in Chief, Redbook
Gideon Rose, Editor, Foreign Affairs
Emma Rosenblum, Editor in Chief, Bloomberg Pursuits
Adam Sachs, Editor in Chief, Saveur
Joanna Saltz, Editor, Delish.com
Eric Schurenberg, President and Editor in Chief, Inc.
Geraldine Sealey, Editor/Consultant
Cynthia Hall Searight, Creative Director, HGTV Magazine
Michael Segal, Editor in Chief, Nautilus
Lesley Jane Seymour, Chief Executive Officer, Covey
Noah Shachtman, Executive Editor, The Daily Beast
Jeff Sharlet, Associate Professor of English and Journalism, Dartmouth College
Ann Shoket, Author, The Big Life; Former Editor in Chief, Seventeen
Choire Sicha, Executive Director, Partner Development, Vox Media
Jake Silverstein, Editor in Chief, The New York Times Magazine
Sally Singer, Creative Digital Director, Vogue
Dawn Sinkowski, Photo Director, Martha Stewart Living and Martha Stewart Weddings
Stephen Skalocky, Design Director, Sports Illustrated
Steven T. Slon, Editorial Director, The Saturday Evening Post
Caroline Smith, Editor, Photography and Visuals, First Look Media
Clinton Smith, Editor in Chief, Veranda
Emmet Smith, Creative Director, National Geographic
Sean Smith, Executive Editor, Entertainment Weekly
Michael Solomon, Editor, ForbesLife
Susan Spencer, Editor in Chief, Woman's Day
Elizabeth Sporkin, Executive Projects Director, People
Caroline Stanley, Executive Editor, Refinery29
Dr. Catherine M. Staub, Peggy Fisher and Larry Stelter Chair of Magazine Media, Drake University
Jon Steinberg, Editor in Chief, San Francisco
Alicia Stewart, 2015 Harvard Nieman Fellow
George W. Stone, Editor in Chief, National Geographic Traveler
Scott Stossel, Editor, Magazine, The Atlantic
Kelly Stout, Senior Editor, Jezebel
Jay Stowe, Editor in Chief, Cincinnati
Matt Strelecki, Creative Director, Meredith Agrimedia
Bill Strickland, Editor in Chief, Bicycling
Ganda Suthivarakom, Executive Editor, The Sweethome
Rob Tannenbaum, Freelance Writer
Christopher Tennant, Editor in Chief and Creative Director, Man of the World
Victor Thompson, Creative Director, Us Weekly
Nathan Thornburgh, Co-Founder, Roads & Kingdoms
Matt Tierney, Art Director, Road & Track
Stefano Tonchi, Editor in Chief, W
Joshua Topolsky, Editor in Chief, The Outline
Jessica Torres, Editor in Chief, Siempre Mujer
Allyson Torrisi, Director of Photography, Popular Mechanics
Jennifer Tung, Executive Editor, Martha Stewart Living
Newell Turner, Editorial Director, Hearst Design Group
Chandra Turner, Executive Editor, Parents
Julia Turner, Editor in Chief, Slate
Liz Vaccariello, Editor in Chief, Parents/Meredith Parents Network
Antonia van der Meer, Brand Strategist and Author
Geoff Van Dyke, Editorial Director, 5280
Whitney Vargas, Executive Editor, T: The New York Times Style Magazine
Greg Veis, Executive Editor, Huffington Post Highline
Stellene Volandes, Editor in Chief, Town & Country
Mindy Walker, Executive Editor, Fit Pregnancy and Baby
Deborah Way, Deputy Editor, O, The Oprah Magazine
Joel Weber, Editor, Bloomberg Markets
Tom Weber, Contributing Editor, TIME
Elaine Welteroth, Editor, Teen Vogue
Ben Williams, Editor, Digital, New York
Patti Wolter, Associate Professor, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
Abi Wright, Executive Director, Professional Prizes, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Susan Wyland, Editor in Chief, This Old House
Leslie Yazel, Editor in Chief, Real Simple
David Zinczenko, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Galvanized
Glenn Zorpette, Executive Editor, IEEE Spectrum

Affiliations listed are at time of judging

 

 

 

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