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Yankee Magazine Named National City and Regional Magazine Awards Finalist in Three Categories

Dublin, New Hampshire (March 9, 2009) – Yankee Magazine is a 2009 National City and Regional Magazine Awards Finalist in three categories, including “Column,” “Multimedia Extension,” and “Excellence Online.” Last year, Yankee Magazine won a silver award for “Excellence Online.” Magazine professionals from around the country chose more than 100 finalists, representing 31 publications, in the 24-year-old National City and Regional Magazine Association’s awards competition.

“Many of the outstanding magazines in the country belong to the City and Regional Magazine Association. These magazines reflect a sense of place better than any,” says Yankee Magazine editor Mel Allen. “I’m pleased and honored to see the contributions of Yankee’s staff recognized as among the most outstanding in the country. For years our readers have told us that we succeed in capturing the essence of New England, but to also receive praise from the CRMA judges who represent magazine professionals makes all of us feel that we’re reaching our goals in print and on the Web.”

The winners will be announced in late May in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the CRMA’s 33rd Annual Conference. Yankee Magazine submitted the following information to the review committee and is competing against these finalists:


Yankee Magazine editor Mel Allen is a finalist for his column, “Here in New England.” His entries included “Still Lifes,” “Fridays With Bert,” and “The Soul of Mystic.” Other finalists in this category include Joe Keohane of Boston Magazine, Anne Taylor Fleming of Los Angeles Magazine, Mark Lacter of Los Angeles Magazine, and Sandy Hingston of Philadelphia Magazine.


Yankee Magazine is a finalist in the “Multimedia” category as well. Other finalists include Chicago Magazine, Cleveland Magazine,* Mpls. St. Paul Magazine, and *Texas Monthly.

The following examples of multimedia extensions were submitted with Yankee’s awards application:

Excellence Online is a finalist in the “Excellence Online” category. Other finalists include,,, and This is the second consecutive year that has been a finalist in this category.

Gaining finalist status for both “Multimedia” and “Excellence Online” categories represents Yankee’s successful effort to extend the brand to audiences who routinely get their news and information online.

The competition is open to more than 90 members of CRMA and other qualified city and regional magazines throughout North America. The contest is a 24-year-old national competition and has been coordinated by the University of Missouri School of Journalism on behalf of CRMA for the past 13 years.

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Note to media: Yankee welcomes the media to interview our writers and editors, who are experts on New England. For more information, contact Heather Atwell.

About Yankee Magazine: Yankee Magazine was founded in 1935 and is based in Dublin, New Hampshire, with a sales office in Boston. It is the only magazine devoted to New England through its coverage of travel, home, food, and features. With a paid circulation of over 350,000 and a total audience of nearly 2.5 million, it is published by Yankee Publishing Incorporated (YPI), one of the few remaining independent magazine publishers in the United States. YPI also owns the nation’s oldest continuously produced periodical, The Old Farmer’s Almanac. More information about Yankee: New England’s Magazine is available at: