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2017 National Magazine Awards Judges

 

With the 40th anniversary National Magazine Awards Call for Entries now open (deadline January 20), the NMAF is pleased to announce our current judging roster. The final list of this year’s NMA judges will be announced in February.

 

Each year the NMAF relies on the expertise of over 120 volunteer judges–editors, publishers, art directors, professors, writers, artists and other renowned journalists–to review the entries to the National Magazine Awards, deliberate and ultimately decide on the nominees and winners.

 

To learn more about becoming a judge for the 2017 National Magazine Awards, visit our Call for Judges or email us at staff@magazine-awards.com.

 


 

 

Robert Capps is head of editorial at WIRED, where he oversees editorial for all platforms, including the magazine, WIRED.com, and live events. In his 11-year career at WIRED he has garnered 12 National Magazine Award nominations, spearheaded the programing for multiple live events, including the WIRED Business Conference, the WIRED Data | Life health conference, and the WIRED x Design creativity retreat.

 

Violaine Charest-Sigouin écrit pour des magazines depuis plus de 10 ans. Elle a notamment été responsable des sections reportages et culture de ELLE QUÉBEC, rédactrice principale de Châtelaine, rédactrice en chef d’un magazine de voyage, adjointe à la rédaction d’enRoute, en plus de collaborer à de nombreuses publications dont Ciné-Bulles, Coup de pouce, Loulou, magazine Mercedes-Benz, Nouveau Projet et Voir.

 

Claire Dawson is a graphic designer, creative director, and co-founder of Underline Studio. Claire’s work has been widely published and honoured with awards from the most distinguished national and international competitions, among them D&AD, the Society of Publication Designers (NY) and the Art Director’s Club (NY). Before co-founding Underline, she received acclaim while working as a creative director at Concrete Design Communications. Claire’s writing on design has been published by Applied Arts and she has curated panels for Canada’s largest design conference, Design Thinkers.

 

Kevin Delaney is the editor-in-chief of Quartz, a digital business publication of Atlantic Media, and was previously the managing editor of WSJ.com, the Wall Street Journal’s website.

 

Journaliste indépendant, Simon Diotte prête sa plume à une multitude de publications, dont L’actualité, Les Affaires Plus et Coup de pouce. Il est aussi rédacteur en chef d’Oxygène, un magazine de plein air.

 

Gillian Dobias launched Monocle Films for Monocle magazine and has directed video and radio productions for CBC’s The Journal, PrimeTime News, On The Arts and Fashion File, as well as for the BBC.

 

Tim Edwards is Senior Editor of Up Here magazine in Yellowknife.

 

Byron Eggenschwiler is a 6-time National Magazine Award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Wired, GQ, Canadian Business, The Walrus, Quill & Quire and many other publications.

 

Todd Falkowsky is the publisher of The Canadian Design Resource, the main connector and exporter of brand Canada, and the founder and creative director of Citizen Brand and Motherbrand. He is also a professor of architecture at the Politecnico in Milan, Italy.

 

Dominique Forget est reporter à l’émission Découverte sur les ondes d’ICI Radio-Canada télé. Elle est également chroniqueuse santé au magazine L’actualité. Elle a collaboré à de nombreux magazines au cours de sa carrière, dont Québec Science. Elle siège au conseil d’administration de la Fédération mondiale des journalistes scientifiques.

 

Julie Fortier travaille dans les médias depuis maintenant 18 ans. Après avoir travaillé plusieurs années en télévision à la recherche et en information, elle a transité ensuite vers le milieu du web notamment au sein de l’équipe de PasseportSanté.net. Actuellement responsable éditoriale pour Naître et grandir, elle encadre l’équipe de rédaction dans la production de contenu sur les différentes plateformes (magazine, web, infolettre et médias sociaux). Au fil des années, elle a aussi publié plusieurs nouvelles et billets de blogue.

 

Jane Francisco is the editor-in-chief of Good Housekeeping at Hearst Magazines, and was previously editor-in-chief of Chatelaine, Style and Home, and Glow Magazine.

 

Curtis Gillespie is a 7-time National Magazine Award winner and the Editor-in-Chief of Eighteen Bridges magazine. He is the author of four books, including the memoir Playing Through: A Year of Life and Links Along the Scottish Coast, and the novel Crown Shyness.

 

Arnaud Granata dirige le média spécialisé Infopresse qui couvre le monde du marketing, de la publicité et des médias au Québec ou il y a débuté comme recherchiste 10 ans plus tôt. Il anime débats, tables rondes et entrevues et il commente aussi l’actualité des marques et des médias à l’émission Medium Large à Ici Radio-Canada Première. On le voit régulièrement à la télé pour parler pub, consommation, médias et tendances (TVA, RDI, ICI Télé). Son dernier livre, Le pouvoir de l’échec a été publié en septembre 2016. Arnaud a également écrit avec Stéphane Mailhiot le livre Tout ce que les publicitaires ne vous disent pas, publié en avril 2015 aux Éditions La Presse. Il est le concepteur et le journaliste de la série documentaire 30 secondes pour changer le monde à Télé-Québec qui explore douze causes sociétales et leurs enjeux de communications.

 

Lisa Gregoire is a National Magazine award-winning journalist, the managing editor of Nunatsiaq News and a contributing editor at Eighteen Bridges. She lives in Ottawa with her husband and their twin daughters.

 

Danielle Groen is a National Magazine Award-winning writer whose work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Grid, The Walrus, Flare, and Report on Business. She was formerly the Features Editor at Chatelaine.

 

Marni Jackson is the former Rogers Chair of the Literary Journalism program at the Banff Centre, where she is on the faculty of the Mountain and Wilderness Writing program. She has won numerous National Magazine Awards, and her debut novel, Don’t I Know You? (Flatiron Books), made both Globe and CBC Best Books of 2016 lists.

 

Laurie Jennings is the Deputy Editor of Good Housekeeping in New York and previously Executive Editor and Health Director at Chatelaine. She has also been an editor at House & Home and Wish, and is a former Vice President of the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors.

 

Né à Montréal, Emmanuel Kattan est directeur du British Council à New York. Il a étudié la philosophie à l’Université de Montréal et à Oxford, en tant que boursier Rhodes, et obtenu son doctorat à l’École des hautes études en sciences sociales à Paris. Il partage sa vie entre l’écriture et les relations culturelles. Il est l’auteur de trois romans parus aux Éditions Boréal : Nous seuls (2008), Les Lignes de désir (2012) et Le portrait de la reine (2013). Il collabore régulièrement à l’émission Plus on est de fous, plus on lit, diffusée à la Première chaîne de Radio-Canada.

 

Jeremy Keehn is the features editor at Bloomberg Business Week, and was previously the editor of NewYorker.com, digital director of Harper’s, and senior editor at The Walrus.

 

Laurie Kratochvil is a photography dealer and appraiser, as well as a consultant on visual projects that include magazines, books, the internet and film. She began her career at the Los Angeles Times as a photography editor, spent 12 years as photo editor at Rolling Stone Magazine, and has also worked with In Style Magazine, Self, O the Oprah Magazine, Bloomberg Personal, Men’s Health and Essence.

 

Christine Lanthier est la rédactrice en chef du magazine Esquisses, publié par l’Ordre des architectes du Québec. Elle assure également la présence de l’organisme sur les réseaux sociaux. Auparavant, elle a coordonné de nombreux projets d’édition chez Jobboom, pour l’imprimé, le Web et les tablettes.

 

Claudia Larochelle est auteure (Les bonnes filles plantent des fleurs au printemps, Les îles Canaries, Je veux une maison faite de sorties de secours – Réflexions sur la vie et l’oeuvre de Nelly Arcan, La doudou qui ne sentait pas bon, etc.) et journaliste indépendante spécialisée en culture et société. Elle a animé pendant quatre saisons l’émission LIRE sur ICI ARTV et elle reprend le flambeau en animant le webmagazine LIRE, dont le club de lecture en ligne compte plusieurs milliers d’abonnés. Elle est chroniqueuse sur ICI Radio-Canada radio et télé, entre autres à l’émission Marina et les vendredis en direct avec Patrice Roy au TJ 18h. On peut la suivre sur Facebook et Twitter : @clolarochelle. (Crédit photo : Maude Chauvin)

 

Stéphane Lauer est correspondant du Monde à New York depuis 2013. Diplômé du Centre d’Enseignement du Journalisme de Strasbourg (CUEJ) et de l’Institut des Études Politiques de Toulouse, il a participé à la création de la radio BFM avant d’entrer au Monde en 1994. Journaliste au service économie du journal, il prend la tête de ce service en 2008 avant de devenir éditorialiste en 2011.

 

Gilbert Li is Principal of the creative studio The Office of Gilbert Li, a graphic design studio who works with discerning cultural organizations, publishers, educational institutions, non-profits and creative entrepreneurs. His work has won top North American design awards and has been featured in leading industry publications. He is a professional member of RGD Ontario and on The Advertising and Design Club of Canada’s Board of Directors.

 

Hélène Matteau exerce depuis toujours dans le domaine des communications, et plus particulièrement du journalisme, à la télé, à la radio et l’écrit. Elle a travaillé 25 ans à la direction de magazines.

 

Stacey McLachlan is Executive Editor of Western Living and Vancouver magazines, and an award-winning feature writer.

 

Marci McDonald is an 8-time National Magazine Award winner whose work has appeared in Toronto Life, The Walrus, Canadian Geographic and other publications, and was formerly the Washington Bureau Chief for Maclean’s. She is the author of The Armageddon Factor: the Rise of Christian Nationalism in Canada, and Yankee Doodle Dandy: Brian Mulroney and the American Agenda.

 

David Michon is an editorial and creative consultant and a print and radio journalist based in London, UK. He was previously an editor at Monocle, Winkreative and Icon magazine.

 

Alison Motluk is a Toronto-based freelance journalist who works in print and radio. She has won 4 National Magazine Awards for her work in Maisonneuve and The Walrus.

 

Frédéric Nicoloff est journaliste à la radio et à la télévision de Radio- Canada depuis 1978. Il a animé plusieurs émissions d’affaires publiques et a reçu un prix Judith-Jasmin.

 

Emily Nussbaum is the television critic for The New Yorker, and in 2016 won the Pulitzer Prize for criticism. Previously, she worked at New York for seven years, editing the Culture Pages (and creating the Approval Matrix) and writing both features and criticism.

 

Après des études de littérature et de sociologie politique, Judith Oliver s’est tournée vers le journalisme. Elle est aujourd’hui la rédactrice en chef adjointe du magazine primé Nouveau Projet.

 

Katrina Onstad’s best-selling second novel, Everybody Has Everything, has been published in several countries and was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Toronto Book Award. Her non-fiction writing on culture high and low has appeared in publications including The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, Toronto Life and Elle. Katrina is a multiple National Magazine Award winner and received a Best Columnist nomination for her work in Chatelaine.

 

Evan Osenton is the editor of Alberta Views. Founded in 1997, Alberta Views provides information and fresh perspectives on the politics, social issues and culture of Alberta, and was Canada’s Magazine of the Year at the 2009 NMAs.

 

Janice Paskey is a professor of journalism at Mt. Royal University in Calgary, and past editor of Avenue magazine and the McGill University alumni magazine in Montreal. Over the course of her career, she has served as Canadian Correspondent for The Chronicle of Higher Education, web producer for CTV Calgary, Executive Director of Communications for the University of Calgary Development Office, and Manager of Communications for Development and Alumni at McGill.

 

Fidel Peña is a graphic designer, creative director and the co-founder of Underline Studio. His work has received numerous accolades from across Canada, the US and Europe, including from D&AD (UK), the ADCC and the Type Directors Club (NY). He has taught editorial design at OCAD University and lectured on design topics in Europe, North America and Latin America.

 

Jean-Francois Proulx is the creative director of Nouveau Projet and of the design studio Balistique. He has won 3 National Magazine Awards.

 

Mark Pupo is the VP of content marketing for the software company Top Hat and the restaurant critic for Toronto Life. He’s served as features editor at Toronto Life and Saturday Night.

 

Shannon Proudfoot is a 3-time National Magazine Award-winning journalist and an Ottawa-based writer covering politics and public policy for Maclean’s. Her work as also been featured in Sportsnet and The Walrus. She loves writing people-focused narratives and bringing academic research into real life.

 

Jessica Rose is the art director of Wallpaper at TIME Inc, based in London, UK. Previously she was the art director at The Sunday Times and Toronto Life.

 

Jean-Nicolas Saucier, actuel rédacteur en chef d’Afrique Expansion Magazine, est actif dans l’univers médiatique depuis 20 ans. Il a sévi sur toutes les tribunes, du magazine à la radiodiffusion, de la presse écrite au domaine Web. Il est passé par l’hebdomadaire culturel Voir, la Société Radio-Canada, le site Canoë de l’Agence QMI où il était en charge de la section Actualité, en plus de diverses collaborations magazines, dont L’actualité plus récemment.

 

Susan Scott is the nonfiction editor at The New Quarterly (TNQ) and associate creative director of the Wild Writers Literary Festival. She has taught at Wilfrid Laurier University and St Jerome’s University, and continues annually at Write on the French River Creative Writing Retreat.

 

Danielle Stanton est journaliste depuis plus de 20 ans. Elle a signé plus d’une centaine d’articles (reportages, portraits, dossiers…) touchant aussi bien la culture que les tendances sociales émergentes ou la science dans de nombreux magazines au Québec (L’actualité, Elle Québec, La Gazette des femmes, Sélection du Reader’s Digest…) et ailleurs (L’EXPRESS).

 

Adam Sternbergh is a contributing editor at New York magazine and Vulture, and the former culture editor of The New York Times Magazine. His first novel, Shovel Ready, is a future-noir thriller about a garbageman-turned-hitman set in a dystopian New York City.

 

John Swansburg is the Deputy Editor of Slate.com and former editor at The Boston Globe and The New York Times.

 

Directrice principale de l’Information de La Presse, responsable des contenus «soft news», Mélanie Thivierge est arrivée à La Presse en 2012 afin de développer une section quotidienne de type Style de vie exclusive à La Presse+. Auparavant, elle a évolué pendant plus de 10 ans dans l’univers des magazines grand public, notamment chez Châtelaine et Coup de pouce où elle a été tour à tour rédactrice en chef, directrice éditoriale et éditrice adjointe.

 

Kelly Toughill is associate professor and director of the School of Journalism at the University of King’s College. Prior to climbing the ivory tower, she toiled at The Toronto Star and other North American newspapers as a writer and editor. She is a recipient of a National Newspaper Award and a Canadian Association of Journalists Award.

 

Journaliste indépendante, Mylène Tremblay s’intéresse à tout ce qui touche les phénomènes de société – famille, éducation, condition des femmes, culture. En 2010, elle a remporté le prix de la meilleure interview aux Grands Prix des magazines du Québec. En 2015, son reportage sur les enfants intersexués, publié dans Châtelaine, lui a valu le Prix du magazine canadien et a fait l’objet d’un documentaire, Ni fille ni garçon, diffusé à l’automne 2016 à Télé-Québec.

 

Stephen Trumper is an instructor at Ryerson’s School of Journalism and serves on the board of the Canadian Abilities Foundation, publisher of Abilities Magazine, for which he writes the back-page column. He is the recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Achievement award from the NMAF.

 

Lauréate du Prix Judith-Jasmin, Anne-Marie Voisard est une journaliste retraitée du quotidien Le Soleil de Québec.

 

Shelley Youngblut is the General Director of Wordfest, Calgary’s festival of readers, writers and artists. Previously she was the Western Editor of the Globe and Mail, features editor at ESPN the Magazine, and founding editor of Swerve, the Calgary Herald’s award-winning weekly magazine.