Introduction, by Nicholas Thompson, editor in chief, Wired Acknowledgments, by Sid Holt, chief executive, American Society of Magazine Editors Delusion Is the Thing with Feathers, by Mac McLelland, Audubon: Finalist-Feature Writing Worlds Apart, by Nikole Hannah-Jones, New York Times Magazine: Winner-Public Interest The Revenge of Roger's Angels, by Gabriel Sherman, New York: Finalist-Reporting The List, by Sarah Stillman, The New Yorker: Finalist-Public Interest The Improvisational Oncologist, by Siddhartha Mukherjee, New York Times Magazine: Finalist-Reporting Trump Days, by George Saunders, The New Yorker: Finalist-Feature Writing President Trump, Seriously and "Appetite for Destruction" and The Fury and Failure of Donald Trump, by Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone: Finalist-Columns and Commentary Democracies End When They Are Too Democratic, by Andrew Sullivan, New York: Finalist-Essays and Criticism The Obama Doctrine, by Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic: Finalist-Reporting Yellowstone: Wild Heart of a Continent, by David Quammen, National Geographic: Finalist-Single-Topic Issue My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard, by Shane Bauer, Mother Jones: Winner-Reporting Bird in a Cage and The Ideology of Isolation and Giantess, by Rebecca Solnit, Harper's Magazine: Winner-Columns and Commentary Ladies in Waiting, by Becca Rothfeld, The Hedgehog Review: Finalist-Essays and Criticism The Reckoning, by Pamela Colloff, Texas Monthly: Finalist-Columns and Commentary Listening for the Country, by Zandria F. Robinson, Oxford American: Finalist-Essays and Criticism Permissions List 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.