As you know, I spend 25% of my days daydreaming about what life would be like if everyone valued the importance of long-form journalism, 25% of my days daydreaming about what life would be like if we had any money so that I could write some long-ass investigative article about something Really Important, and the other 50%, well, that’s private.
In any event, the National Magazine Award Finalists were announced last week, and as the LA Times writer confesses: “The only problem with the American Society of Magazine Editors announcing the finalists for its print awards Tuesday is that now I have a really long reading list. Seriously, I could barely get to writing this post because I was dragged in by the stories that the awards link to (many are online, some are not).”
If you read all of them, you’ll be 75% smarter by the end of the day. We just wanted you to know that there are lots of intelligent voices on the internet. They’re just not so loud sometimes.