Introduction, by Nicholas Thompson, editor in chief, WiredAcknowledgments, by Sid Holt, chief executive, American Society of Magazine EditorsDelusion Is the Thing with Feathers, by Mac McLelland, Audubon: Finalist-Feature WritingWorlds Apart, by Nikole Hannah-Jones, New York Times Magazine: Winner-Public InterestThe Revenge of Roger's Angels, by Gabriel Sherman, New York: Finalist-ReportingThe List, by Sarah Stillman, The New Yorker: Finalist-Public InterestThe Improvisational Oncologist, by Siddhartha Mukherjee, New York Times Magazine: Finalist-ReportingTrump Days, by George Saunders, The New Yorker: Finalist-Feature WritingPresident Trump, Seriously and "Appetite for Destruction" and The Fury and Failure of Donald Trump, by Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone: Finalist-Columns and CommentaryDemocracies End When They Are Too Democratic, by Andrew Sullivan, New York: Finalist-Essays and CriticismThe Obama Doctrine, by Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic: Finalist-ReportingYellowstone: Wild Heart of a Continent, by David Quammen, National Geographic: Finalist-Single-Topic IssueMy Four Months as a Private Prison Guard, by Shane Bauer, Mother Jones: Winner-ReportingBird in a Cage and The Ideology of Isolation and Giantess, by Rebecca Solnit, Harper's Magazine: Winner-Columns and CommentaryLadies in Waiting, by Becca Rothfeld, The Hedgehog Review: Finalist-Essays and CriticismThe Reckoning, by Pamela Colloff, Texas Monthly: Finalist-Columns and CommentaryListening for the Country, by Zandria F. Robinson, Oxford American: Finalist-Essays and CriticismPermissionsList of Contributors
The American Society of Magazine Editors is the principal organization for magazine journalists in the United States. ASME sponsors the National Magazine Awards in association with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Sid Holt is chief executive of the American Society of Magazine Editors and a former editor at Rolling Stone and Adweek magazines. Nicholas Thompson is the editor in chief of Wired.