TIME Wins Top Honor for Overall Excellence in Magazines

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At a ceremony in New York City Tuesday night, TIME won the National Magazine Award for General Excellence, "honoring the effectiveness with which writing, reporting, editing and design all come together to command readers’ attention and fulfill the magazine’s unique editorial mission." The award, given annually by the American Society of Magazine Editors, singled out the three issues shown below:

In Time's June 20, 2005, issue, Adam Zagorin and Michael Duffy provided an exclusive look at the Guantanamo interrogation of Detainee 063, whom the U.S. believed was supposed to be the 20th hijacker on 9/11.

In Time's October 10, 2005, issue, John Cloud reported on the political, social and cultural impact of America's more open, new generation of gay teenagers

In Time's September 12, 2005, issue, TIME published a 52-page special report on the Gulf Coast Disaster of 2005, including Amanda Ripley's report on what the Hurricane Katrina catastrophe said about America's rescue capabilities four years after 9/11.

The Katrina issue also won the National Magazine Award for best Single Topic Issue. The judges described the issue as "a triumph of the newsmagazine's craft."

Browse through some of the photography from TIME's coverage of the hurricane and its aftermath in the essays below:
The Day After Katrina
Inside the Evacuation
The Scars of Katrina