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Ellie Awards 2019 Judges


Amy DuBois Barnett Chief Content Officer, TheGrio

Maile Carpenter Editor in Chief, Food Network Magazine and The Pioneer Woman Magazine

Jonathan Dorn Chief Innovation Officer, Active Interest Media

Jeffrey Goldberg Editor in Chief, The Atlantic

Ben Goldberger Executive Editor, TIME

Christopher Keyes Vice President and Editor, Outside

Amanda Kludt Editor in Chief, Eater

Cindi Leive

Janice Min Senior Content Executive, Quibi

Stephen Orr Vice President, Group Editorial Director, Meredith Corporation; Editor in Chief, Better Homes & Gardens

Alison Overholt Vice President and Editor in Chief, ESPN The Magazine, espnW and The ESPYs

Paul Reyes Editor, Virginia Quarterly Review

Brooke Siegel Vice President, Content, Hearst Digital Media

Jake Silverstein Editor in Chief, The New York Times Magazine

Debra Adams Simmons Executive Editor, Culture, National Geographic

Sally Singer Creative Director, Vogue

Susan Spencer Editor in Chief, Woman's Day

Nicholas Thompson Editor in Chief, Wired

Duy Linh Tu Director, Digital Media Program, Columbia Journalism School

Liz Vaccariello Editor in Chief, Vice President and Content Director, Parents

Charles Whitaker Interim Dean, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University

Ben Williams Editor, Digital, New York Magazine


Stacy Adimando Executive Editor, Saveur

Amy Alipio Senior Editor, National Geographic Traveler

Julie Alvin Senior Vice President, Editorial Content Strategy and Development, Refinery29

Andrea Amadio Art Director, Meredith Corporation

Erica Anderson Head of News Ecosystem, Google News Lab

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson Lifestyle Journalist

Nate Anderson Deputy Editor, Ars Technica

Elizabeth Angell Digital Director, Town & Country and ELLE Décor

Xana Antunes Executive Editor, Quartz

Gabriel Arana Contributing Editor, The American Prospect

Shaye Areheart Director, The Columbia Publishing Courses in New York City and at Exeter College, Oxford University

Jesse Ashlock Executive Editor, Travel + Leisure

Sara Austin Executive Editor, Real Simple

Lisa Bain Editor, Dr. Oz The Good Life; Executive Director, Hearst Health Newsroom

Richard Baker Art Director, Foreign Affairs

James Bareham Creative Director, The Verge

Jenny Barnett Editor and Publisher, Cornell Alumni Magazine

Samantha Barry Editor in Chief, Glamour

Patrik Henry Bass Senior Editor, Amistad/HarperCollins

Alan Bastable Executive Editor, GOLF and GOLF.com

Grace Bastidas Editor in Chief, Parents Latina

Gina Batlle Photo Director, Complex

Mark Bechtel Managing Editor, Sports Illustrated for Kids; Senior Editor, Sports Illustrated

Christopher Beha Executive Editor, Harper's Magazine

Matthew Belloni Editorial Director, The Hollywood Reporter

Gary Belsky President, Elland Road Partners

Elena Bergeron Editor in Chief, SB Nation

Rick Berke Executive Editor, STAT

Amy Bernstein Editor, Harvard Business Review

Jill Bernstein Editorial Director, Fast Company

Sarah Blustain Deputy Editor, Type Investigations

Meredith Bodgas Editor in Chief, Working Mother and workingmother.com

Jennifer Bogo Vice President, Content, National Audubon Society

Sudip Bose Managing Editor, The American Scholar

Richard Bradley Editor in Chief, Worth

David Brindley Managing Editor, National Geographic

Carrie Brown Director, Social Journalism, Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY

Joe Brown Editor in Chief, Popular Science

Peter G. Brown Editorial Consultant

Cian Browne Design Director, W

James Burnett Editorial Director, The Trace

Annette Cardwell Vice President, Content, Brit + Co

Nicholas Carlson Global Editor in Chief, Insider Inc.

Rebecca Carroll Cultural Critic and Editor of Special Projects, Los Angeles Times and WNYC

Michael Caruso Vice President, Editor in Chief, Smithsonian

Pamela Chen Creative Director, Instagram

Jacqui Cheng Former Editor in Chief, Wirecutter

Jessica Coen Editor in Chief, Senior Vice President, Content, Mashable

Amy Conway Editor in Chief, Health

Leah Faye Cooper Editorial Director, Coveteur

Julia Cosgrove Vice President, Editor in Chief, AFAR Media

Ben Court Executive Editor, Men's Health

Christopher Cox Editor at Large, Orion

Abby Cuffey Executive Editor, Women's Health

Ryan D'Agostino Editor in Chief, Popular Mechanics

Kate Dailey Managing Editor, Operations, Vox

Mike Dang Editor in Chief, Longreads

Lucy Danziger Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Hinted

Seyward Darby Editor in Chief, The Atavist

John Clary Davies Executive Editor, New Mexico Magazine

Arianna Davis Digital Director, OprahMag.com

David DiBenedetto Editor in Chief, Garden & Gun

Mariette DiChristina Editor in Chief and Executive Vice President, Scientific American

Diane Dragan Director, Editorial Operations, Architectural Digest

Beth Dreher Features Director, Woman's Day

Simon Dumenco Editor at Large, Ad Age

Tasha Eichenseher Brand Director, Content and Audience, Yoga Journal

Nancy Einhart Executive Editor, Senior Vice President, POPSUGAR

Richard Eisenberg Managing Editor, Nextavenue.org

Jane Eisner Editor in Chief, Forward

Greg Emmanuel Chief Content Officer, Men's Journal

Michael Famighetti Editor, Aperture

Jason Feifer Editor in Chief, Entrepreneur

Michael Fell Editor in Chief, TV Guide Magazine

Paul Fichtenbaum Chief Content Officer, The Athletic

Robin Fields Managing Editor, ProPublica

Leah Finnegan Executive Editor, The Outline

Peter Flax Editor in Chief, The Red Bulletin

Oma Blaise Ford Executive Editor, Better Homes & Gardens

Chloe K. Fox Executive Editor, Boston Review

David Friend Editor of Creative Development, Vanity Fair

Maggie Galehouse Editor, TMC Pulse

Leigh Gallagher Editor at Large, Fortune

James Ross Gardner Editor in Chief, Seattle Met

James Geary Deputy Curator, Nieman Foundation; Editor, Nieman Reports

Maxwell George Deputy Editor, Oxford American

Melissa Geurts Creative Director, Good Housekeeping

Evan Goldstein Opinion Editor, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Andrea Gompf Editor in Chief, Remezcla

Lisa Harman Gooder Executive Director, Brides

Jenna Goudreau Vice President, Managing Editor, CNBC Make It

Nancy Perry Graham Senior Editorial Director, Charles Koch Institute

David Granger Agent, Aevitas Creative Management

Adrienne Green Managing Editor, The Atlantic

Megan Greenwell Editor in Chief, Deadspin

Ryan Grim Editor in Chief, Extra Crispy

Edward Grinnan Editor in Chief, Vice President, Guideposts Publications

Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. Editor in Chief, POZ

David Hajdu Professor, Columbia Journalism School; Music Critic, The Nation

Bruce Handy Features Editor, Esquire

Evan Hansen Director, Live Video Curation, Twitter

Reyhan Harmanci Executive Editor, Topic

Christine Harper Editor, Bloomberg Markets

Susan Hassler Editor in Chief, IEEE Spectrum

Mangesh Hattikudur Senior Vice President, Podcast Development, How Stuff Works

Stephanie Heimann Photo Director, The New Republic

Bethany Heitman Executive Editor, Health

Peter Hemmel Creative Director, Woman's Day and Prevention

Elizabeth Meyers Hendrickson Associate Professor, Ohio University

Brett Hill Editorial Director, HearstMade

Amanda Hinnant Associate Professor, Missouri School of Journalism

Roger Hodge Deputy Editor, The Intercept

Jared Hohlt Editor, Print, New York Magazine

Donovan Hohn Writer and Professor, Wayne State University, Lapham's Quarterly

Carol Holstead Associate Professor, University of Kansas

Blake Hounshell Editor in Chief, Politico Magazine

Kim Hubbard Editor at Large/Books, People

Ryan Hunt Managing Editor, SI.com

Joseph Hutchinson Creative Director, Rolling Stone

Lauren Iannotti Editor in Chief, Content Director, Rachael Ray Every Day

Nicholas Jackson Editor in Chief, Pacific Standard

Samuel Jacobs Executive Editor, Digital Director, TIME

Mark Jannot Story Editor, The New York Times Magazine

Laurie Jennings Deputy Editor, Institute Director, Good Housekeeping

Wanyi Jiang Design Director, Marie Claire

Whitney Joiner Story Editor, The Washington Post Magazine

Kathryn Joyce Journalist, Type Investigations

Richard Just Editor, The Washington Post Magazine

Deanne Kaczerski Digital Executive Editor, Travel + Leisure and Departures

Eliot Kaplan Retired Vice President, Talent Acquisition, Hearst Magazines

Esther Kaplan Editor in Chief, Type Investigations

Janice Kaplan Author and Consultant

Eleftherios Kardamakis Creative Director

Lucy Kaylin Editor in Chief, O, The Oprah Magazine

Kelsey Keith Editor in Chief, Curbed

Raina Kelley Managing Editor, ESPN's TheUndefeated

Lauren Kern Editor in Chief, Apple News

Richard Kim Enterprise Director, HuffPost

Kristin Koch Executive Director, Seventeen

Lindsey B. Koehler Deputy Editor, 5280

Yael Kohen Executive Editor, Refinery29

Laura Kostelny Executive Editor, Country Living

Natalie Krebs Senior Editor, Outdoor Life and Field & Stream

Ellen Kunes Deputy Content Director, Consumer Reports

Adam B. Kushner Outlook Editor, The Washington Post

Carolyn Kylstra Editor in Chief, Self

Adrienne LaFrance Executive Editor, The Atlantic

Yanick Rice Lamb Chair, Department of Media, Journalism and Film, Howard University

Keisha Lamothe Video Lead, Culture Trip

James Ledbetter Editor in Chief, Inc. and Inc.com

Edmund Lee Media Reporter, The New York Times

Grace Lee Creative Director and Principal, Priest and Grace

Sarah Leonard Executive Editor, The Appeal

Kevin M. Lerner Assistant Professor of Journalism, Marist College; Editor, Journal of Magazine Media

Joe Levy Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone

Steven Levy Editor at Large, Wired

Dennis Lewon Editor in Chief, Backpacker

Patrick Li Creative Director, T: The New York Times Style Magazine

Lowen Liu Deputy Editor, Slate

Phillip Longman Senior Editor, The Washington Monthly

Lauren Lumsden Vice President, Video, Condé Nast

Moana Luu Chief Content and Creative Officer, Essence Communications

Lorrie Lynch Director, Feature Content, AARP Media

Matthew Lynch Editor, VF.com

Jennifer Madara Creative Director, Better Homes & Gardens

Leonor Mamanna Senior Photo Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek

Katherine Mangu-Ward Editor in Chief, Reason

Tim Marchman Editor, Special Projects Desk, Gizmodo Media Group

Meg Marco Editor, Axios

Jason Mark Editor in Chief, Sierra

Sommer Mathis Editor in Chief, Atlas Obscura

Nathan Matthews Digital Director, Field & Stream, Saveur, Outdoor Life and Popular Science

Pamela Maffei McCarthy Deputy Editor, The New Yorker

Ryan McCarthy Editor in Chief, VICE News

Tom McGrath Editor, Philadelphia Magazine

Douglas McGray Editor in Chief, The California Sunday Magazine and Pop-Up Magazine

Cathleen McGuigan Editor in Chief, Architectural Record

Bradford McKee Editor, Landscape Architecture Magazine

Colleen McKeegan Senior Features Editor, Marie Claire

Stephanie Mehta Editor in Chief, Fast Company

James B. Meigs Writer

Rachel Davis Mersey Associate Professor, Northwestern University

Janice Morris Head of Lifestyle and Publishing Partnerships, Twitter

Rachel Morris Executive Editor, HuffPost Highline

Courtney Murphy Creative Director, Reader's Digest and RD.com

Maggie Murphy Vice President of Content and Merchandise, Audible Channels

Raha Naddaf Executive Editor, The California Sunday Magazine

Wendy Naugle Executive Editor, Glamour

Deborah Needleman Ex-Editor in Chief, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, WSJ. Magazine and Domino

Emily Nemens Editor, The Paris Review

Robert Newman Creative Director, This Old House

Pam O'Brien Deputy Editor, Shape

Kristina O'Neill Editor in Chief, WSJ. Magazine

Nikki Ogunnaike Style Director, ELLE.com

Jayne Haugen Olson Editor in Chief, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Rich Oppel Editor in Chief, Texas Monthly

James Oseland Editor in Chief, World Food Books

Minju Pak Executive Managing Editor, T: The New York Times Style Magazine

Puja Patel Editor in Chief, Pitchfork

Ben Pauker Managing Editor, News, Vox

Abe Peck Director, B2B Communications, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University

Jodi Peckman Creative Consultant

Danielle Pergament Editor in Chief, Goop

Robert Perino Executive Creative Director, Food & Wine and Southern Living

Abigail Pesta Author and Journalist, Author of “The Girls,” coauthor of “How Dare the Sun Rise”

Kelly Pilger Editor in Chief, Gizmodo

Alan P. Pittman Managing Editor, Golf Digest

Sean Plottner Editor, Dartmouth Alumni Magazine

Kyle Pope Editor and Publisher, The Columbia Journalism Review

Alex Postman Features Director, Condé Nast Traveler

Corey S. Powell Contributing Editor, Discover

Robert Priest Creative Director and Principal, Priest and Grace

Jamie Prokell Creative Director, Men's Health

Jody Quon Director of Photography, New York Magazine

Adam Rapoport Editor in Chief, Bon Appétit

John Rasmus Editorial Director, Untrodden

Evan Ratliff Editor at Large, The Atavist

Elliott Rebhun Senior Vice President, Scholastic

Jessica Reed Features Editor, The Guardian

David Remnick Editor, The New Yorker

Dr. Allissa V. Richardson Assistant Professor, Journalism, University of Southern California

Betsy Riley Editor in Chief, Atlanta Magazine

Tatsha Robertson Writer, Editor and Author

Gideon Rose Editor, Foreign Affairs

Emma Rosenblum Executive Editor, Elle

Reihan Salam Executive Editor, National Review

Diane Salvatore Editor in Chief, Consumer Reports

Gabriel Sanders Senior Editor, Director of Business Development, Tablet Magazine

Jennifer Santana Director of Photography, Men's Journal

Michael Schaffer Editor, Washingtonian

Eric Schurenberg Chief Executive Officer, Mansueto Ventures

Geraldine Sealey Managing Editor, The Marshall Project

Noah Shachtman Editor in Chief, The Daily Beast

Bill Shapiro Author of "What We Keep"

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd Editor in Chief, Jezebel

Leta Shy Executive Editor, Self

Andrew Simon Director of Content, Grist

William Sisson Editor in Chief, Anglers Journal

Sarah Smith Executive Editor, Prevention

Mark Solheim Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Elizabeth Sporkin Executive Editor, People

Nykia Spradley Writer and Content Curator,

Dr. Catherine M. Staub Peggy Fisher and Larry Stelter Chair of Magazine Journalism, Drake University

Michael Steele Editor in Chief, Airbnb Magazine

Jon Steinberg Creative Director, Epic Digital

Ron Stodghill Associate Professor, University of Missouri

Christian Stone Editor in Chief, Sports Illustrated

Rina Stone Executive Creative Director, InStyle and Real Simple

Bill Strickland Editorial Director, Hearst Enthusiast Group

Eric Sullivan Senior Editor, Esquire

Matt Sullivan Managing Editor, Bleacher Report

Meredith Talusan Contributing Editor, them.

David Tamarkin Digital Director, Epicurious

Jonathan Tepperman Editor in Chief, Foreign Policy

Nathan Thornburgh Editor in Chief, Roads & Kingdoms

Jennifer Tung Executive Editor, Martha Stewart Living

Mary Turner Deputy Editor, Outside

Newell Turner Editorial Consultant

Alicia Tyler Editorial Director, Clean Eating

Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran U.S. Business Editor, The Economist

Geoff Van Dyke Editorial Director, 5280

Greg Veis Executive Editor, HuffPost Highline

Chris Vogel Editor, Boston Magazine

Stellene Volandes Editor in Chief, Town & Country

Mindy Walker Editor and Writer

Chin Wang Senior Creative Director, ESPN

Kate Ward Editor in Chief, Bustle Digital Group

Joel Weber Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek

Tom Weber Contributing Editor, TIME

Susan White Executive Photography Editor, Culture Trip

Gordon Witkin Executive Editor, Center for Public Integrity

Patti Wolter Associate Professor, Northwestern University

Abi Wright Executive Director, Prizes, Columbia Journalism School

Susan Wyland Editor in Chief, This Old House

David Zenlea Deputy Editor, Road & Track


Steve Coll Dean and Henry R. Luce Professor of Journalism, Columbia Journalism School

Jonathan Dorn Chief Innovation Officer, Active Interest Media

Edward Felsenthal Editor in Chief, TIME

Mark Jannot Story Editor, The New York Times Magazine; President ASME, 2013-2015

Christopher Keyes Vice President and Editor, Outside; President, ASME, 2017-2019

Kate Lewis Chief Content Officer, Hearst Magazines

Anthony Licata Group Editorial Director, Bonnier Lifestyle Media

Janice Min Senior Content Executive, Quibi; Vice President, ASME, 2017-2019

Stephen Orr Vice President, Group Editorial Director, Meredith Corporation; Editor in Chief, Better Homes & Gardens

Nicholas Thompson Editor in Chief, Wired

Abi Wright Executive Director, Prizes, Columbia Journalism School

Sid Holt Chief Executive, ASME, Ex Officio


Christene Barberich Global Editor in Chief and Co-Founder, Refinery29

Jonathan Dorn Chief Innovation Officer, Active Interest Media

Edward Felsenthal Editor in Chief, TIME

Clara Jeffery Editor in Chief, Mother Jones

Lucy Kaylin Editor in Chief, O, The Oprah Magazine

Christopher Keyes Vice President and Editor, Outside, President

Amy Keller Laird Journalist and Consultant

Anthony Licata Group Editorial Director, Bonnier Lifestyle Media

Janice Min Senior Content Executive, Quibi, Vice President

Jim Nelson Editor in Chief, GQ

Stephen Orr Vice President, Group Editorial Director, Meredith Corporation; Editor in Chief, Better Homes & Gardens

James Oseland Editor in Chief, World Food Books

Brooke Siegel Vice President, Content, Hearst Digital Media

Joshua Topolsky Founder and Editor in Chief, The Outline

Julia Turner Deputy Managing Editor, Los Angeles Times

Dana Points Associate Director of Development, Corporate Partnerships, Child Mind Institute, Ex Officio

Titles and affiliations listed were at time of judging