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We’re celebrating magazine journalism: SJC Media wins five golds and three silvers at the 2024 National Magazine Awards

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The 47th Annual National Magazine Awards, held on June 7, serve as a powerful reminder of the irreplaceable human element at the heart of magazine storytelling. From diverse, often underrepresented subjects that illuminate our shared humanity, to the passionate individuals behind every step of the editorial process – researching, understanding, writing, fact-checking, art directing and designing – these awards celebrate the art and impact of long-form journalism. 

In a year of exceptional journalism, we were honoured to receive eight awards across three of our brands, Toronto Life, Chatelaine and Maclean's. The awards are a testament to the exceptional work of our talented writers, editors, art directors and designers.

A look at our wins at the 47th Annual National Magazine Awards:

Art Direction of a Single Article:

Long-Form Feature Writing, 6,000 words+


Service Journalism

Long-Form Journalism:

Cover Grand Prix

  • Gold: Toronto Life's "Where to Eat Now 2023;" Art Director, Colleen Nicholson and contributors Rachel Wine, director of photography, Malcolm Johnston, editor-in-chief and Markian Lozowchuk, photographer

Issue Grand Prix

SJC Media also received Honourable Mentions for three of the event’s top categories: Maureen Halushak, editor-in-chief of Chatelaine for Editor Grand Prix and Canadian Business and Maclean's for Best Magazine: New, Business, General Interest. 

On June 11, the National Magazine Awards Foundation also announced its winners in the B2B program, which recognizes excellence in business-to-business journalism, celebrating the publications that inform and inspire industry leaders. We’re thrilled that Pivot, the magazine we publish in partnership with CPA Canada, was the most nominated magazine and took home four awards:

  • Gold: Best Editorial for The Bottom Line on Mental Health; Contributors Pamela Steer and Douglas Dunlop
  • Gold: Best Brand
  • Silver: Best Profile of a Company for Energy Star, by Janet Gyenes (Contributor: Paul Ferriss, editor); a look at Greg Twinney's CEO’s role at General Fusion and how he's using his CPA skills to help light the way to a sustainable future.
  • Silver: Best DEI Reporting for Over the Rainbow by Emily Latimer (Contributors: Paul Ferriss, editor; Ena D’Altroy, adviser) a look at how diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives are key to supporting LGBTQ2SIA+ employees in the workplace and to help attract and retain diverse talent in a competitive hiring market.

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners and nominees; those who are bylined and all those who are behind the scenes to provide Canadians with sources of trust and inspiration for the stories that matter. 

Video by The National Media Awards Foundation

Check out the 2024 winners list for all of this year's award-winning journalism.

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