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SJC Media Celebrates 28 Nominations at the 47th Annual National Magazine Awards

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SJC Media is thrilled to share 28 nominations across at the 47th annual National Magazine Awards, announced by the National Media Awards Foundation on May 2, 2024. Following nominations at the Digital Publishing Awards and the National Magazine Awards: B2B, this recognition reinforces our commitment to delivering impactful and engaging stories for Canadians.  

From critical investigations into climate change and gun control to personal journeys through menopause and the challenges of home ownership, our nominated content tackles a diverse range of compelling topics. Whether it's delving into the complexities of video game addiction, exploring cyber security threats, or uncovering Canada's culinary gems, SJC Media's journalism spark conversations and illuminate the issues shaping our lives.

Special Honours

Several nominations deserve special recognition:

  • Best Magazine: Both Maclean's and Canadian Business are in the running for the coveted Best Magazine award.
  • Cover Grand Prix & Issue Grand Prix: Toronto Life is a finalist in both categories, highlighting the power of their visual storytelling.
  • Editor Grand Prix: Maureen Halushak, Editor-in-Chief of Chatelaine, receives a nomination for her impactful leadership and editorial vision.

2024 National Magazine Awards Nominations

Here's a complete list of our nominations:

Best Magazine: News, Business, General Interest


Canadian Business 

Issue Grand Prix

September 2023


Various contributors

Most Influential 2023

Toronto Life

Toronto Life staff and contributors

Cover Grand Prix

Where to Eat Now 2023

Toronto Life

Contributors: Colleen Nicholson, art director; Rachel Wine, director of photography; Malcolm Johnston, editor in chief; Markian Lozowchuk, photographer

Editor Grand Prix

Maureen Halushak, Editor-in-Chief, Chatelaine

Maureen Halushak’s Chatelaine has maintained the magazine’s high standards and legacy while grappling with new conceptions of femininity and the pressing issues women face today. Current and former coworkers alike attested to her impact, demonstrating her well-earned reputation across the magazine publishing community.

— NMA Jury

Editorial Package

We Need To Talk About Menopause


Contributors: Maureen Halushak, editor; Erica Lenti, editor; Sun Ngo, creative director; Nicole Rifkin, illustrator; Denise Balkissoon, writer; Tayo Bero, writer; Mercedes Blackwood, writer; Stephanie Gray, writer; Liana Hwang, writer; Julie Matlin, writer; Kate Rae, writer; Rebecca Gao, fact checker; Charlotte Genest, fact checker

Art Direction of a Single Article

Hack Job

Canadian Business

Art Director: Studio Wyse

Contributors: Vanessa Wyse, creative director; Vanda Marasan, senior designer; Max Guther, illustrations; Charlotte Herrold, editor

The Fall of the House of Sharpe

Canadian Business

Art Director: Studio Wyse

Contributors: Vanessa Wyse, creative director; Lucinda Wallace, associate creative director; Mike McQuade, photo illustrations; Charlotte Herrold, editor

Dive into Summer with an All-Canadian Pool Party


Art Director: Sun Ngo

Contributors: Christie Vuong, photographer; Andréanne Dion, senior editor, style and beauty; Caitlin Doherty, set stylist; Talia Brown Thall, fashion stylist; Lateisha Grant, hair and makeup; Taylor Chousky, nail artist; Drew Maynard, retoucher; Tara Rivas, fashion styling assistant; Rachel Cornett, hair and makeup assistant

The Gift of Grub

Toronto Life

Art Director: Colleen Nicholson

Contributor: Stephanie Firka, associate art director

One-of-a-kind storytelling

Where the Wild Things Were

Toronto Life

Creators: Lauren McKeon, Isabel Slone, Nathan Cyprys

Service Journalism


Canadian Business

Writers: Liza Agrba, Mathew Silver, Andrea Yu

Contributors: Andy Rementer, illustrator; Laura Hensley, handling editor; Charlotte Herrold, editor-in-chief; Vanda Marasan, designer; Studio Wyse, creative direction

Canada’s Best Places to Eat


Writer: Chris Nuttall-Smith


The Unsteady Reign of Danielle Smith


Writer: Luc Rinaldi

Internet Famous

Toronto Life

Writer: Katrina Onstad

Personal Journalism 

How I Plan to Die


Writer: Diane Sims

Investigative Reporting

The Way of the Gun

Toronto Life

Writer: Luc Rinaldi

The Merchant of Death

Toronto Life

Writer: Luc Rinaldi

Short Feature Writing

The Hidden History of Canada’s Weirdest Fast-Food Franchise


Writer: Omar Mouallem

Feature Writing

In Labour at Home


Writer: Alison Motluk

Contributors: Ayesha Habib editor; Erica Lenti, editor

Long-Form Feature Writing 

The End of Homeownership


Writer: Michelle Cyca

Revenge of the Renter


Writer: Jason McBride

The DNA Detective


Writer: Sarah Treleaven

Long-Form Feature Writing, 6,000+

They Lost Their Kids to Fortnite


Writer: Luc Rinaldi

Canada in the Year 2060


Writer: Anne Shibata Casselman

Epic Fail

Toronto Life

Writer: Danielle Groen

Merchant of Death

Toronto Life

Writer: Luc Rinaldi

A Celebration of Talent

These nominations are a testament to the exceptional talent of the writers, editors, designers,  art directors and contributors across all SJC Media brands. Their dedication to in-depth reporting, captivating writing and creative storytelling shapes the Canadian media landscape.

Stay Tuned!

The winners will be announced on June 7th. We're excited to celebrate Canadian journalism and the inspiring achievements of all nominees

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