ASME Nominates PASTE Magazine For Another National Magazine Award
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Independent Music Title Nominated in Top Category For the Second Consecutive Year
DECATUR, Ga. (March 24, 2009)-For the second year in a row, Paste magazine (www.pastemagazine.com) was nominated by the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) for a 2009 National Magazine Award in the “General Excellence” category—the highest honor a magazine can receive. The fastest growing independently published entertainment magazine in the country, Paste has won over legions of readers with its commitment to substance and its ongoing search for “signs of life in music, film and culture”—the magazine’s tagline since its inception.
“We’re thrilled,” explained Editor-in-Chief Josh Jackson. “When we
launched Paste, we were inspired by not just the great music
magazines out there, but by National Magazine Award-winning titles like
Wired, Esquire and The New Yorker. They seem to always be pushing into
new creative territory and I’m proud of our staff for pushing what it
means to be an entertainment magazine. ”
Paste is only the fourth music magazine to be nominated for “General Excellence” in the history of the National Magazine awards. Other nominees in the category (circulation 100,000 - 250,000) include Foreign Policy, Los Angeles Magazine, Mother Jones and Time Out New York. The winners will be announced April 30 at New York City’s Jazz at Lincoln Center.
“I think it’s a tribute to the consistent excellence that our editorial team produces under all the constraints of the current media environment,” said Publisher Nick Purdy.
Paste magazine is the fastest growing independently published entertainment magazine in the country. Called “the best among American music titles” by The Wall Street Journal, and recently named "Magazine of the Year" at the 2008 PLUG Independent Music Awards for the third year in a row, Paste provides thoughtful analysis on the best in film, books and other aspects of popular (and alternative) culture. Paste is the premier magazine for people who still enjoy discovering new music, prize substance and songcraft over fads and manufactured attitude, and appreciate quality music in whatever genre it might inhabit. Now in its sixth year, Paste has grown quickly with international distribution in over 12 countries. Paste is available on newsstands all over the U.S. and Canada.