Madison Magazine and News 3 Now bring home national and regional awards

Sister companies honored in programs highlighting the best in news, advertising, design and more.
A few members of the Madison Magazine team are pictured here at the City Regional Magazine Association Awards ceremony in St. Louis.

Madison Magazine and its sister news company, News 3 Now, were the recipients of several national and regional awards for 2021 work. The magazine was honored by the City Regional Magazine Association, the Milwaukee Press Club and the American Advertising Federation.

City Regional Magazine Association Awards
Essay/Commentary/Criticism Finalist | “Life Sentences” by Rudy Bankston
Civic Journalism Finalist | “When Safer at Home Isn’t” by Maggie Ginsberg


A few staffers and freelancers for Madison Magazine attend the Milwaukee Press Club awards banquet.

Milwaukee Press Club’s 2021 Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism competition
Best Personal Profile | “The Next Course” by Andrea Behling
Best Overall Design | Tim Burton, Emily Culp, Carol Shufro and Sarah Frautschi
Best Single Cover Design | “Star Search” by Tim Burton
Best Single Story or Feature Design | “Seeing Stars” by Tim Burton
Best Single Editorial, Statement of Editorial Position or Opinion | “Life Sentences” by Rudy Bankston
Best Pandemic Story in Print | “Top Nurses: The Lion Hearts” by Andrea Behling, Maggie Ginsberg, Maija Inveiss & Celia Young
Best Long Soft Feature Story | “The Untold Story of Nirvana in Madison” by Kurt Stream
Best Explanatory Story of Series | “Where the Grass is Greener + Wisconsin’s Original Green Cemetery” by Maggie Ginsberg and Holly Marley-Henschen
Best Illustration or Cartoon | “When Safer at Home Isn’t” by Nicole Xu

2022 American Advertising Awards
Cover/Editorial Spread or Feature | “Star Search” by Tim Burton – Creative Director, Amandalynn Jones – Photographer

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A few members of the News 3 Now team pictured at the 2022 Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Gala.

News 3 Now and the Morgan Murphy Media Marketing and Promotions Department also recently celebrated awards received from the Edward R. Murrow Awards, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association and the American Advertising Federation.

Edward R. Murrow Awards 2022
Investigative Reporting | News 3 Now Investigates: The State of Hate

Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Awards For Excellence
Best Morning Newscast | Place “News 3 Now This Morning: Overnight Tornadoes”
Best Evening Newscast | “News 3 Now at 6: ChemTool Explosion”
Best Continuing Coverage | “News 3 Now Investigates: Unemployment Issues”
Best Spot News | Coverage of Overnight Tornadoes
Best News Writing | “Restaurants Try to Return”
Best Hard News/Investigative | “News 3 Now Investigates: State of Hate”
Best Series or Documentary | “Inside the Covid Wing”
Best Feature | “Punching against Parkinson’s”
Best Feature | Wisconsin’s Dr. Fauci: The Voice of Trust
Best Significant Community Impact | News 3 Now Vaccine Day
Best Image Promotion | News 3 Now – “AM News Image 2021”
Best Topical Promotion | News 3 Now – “Chauvin Verdict Reaction”
Best Commercial or Underwriting Announcement | Attic Angel Community – “Smiles”
Best Coverage of Pandemic Recovery | News 3 Now: Vaccine HQ
Best Website |’s State of Hate
Best Website |
Best Web Story | State of Hate: Part 1
Best Web Story | The Chandler Halderson Case: A Timeline
Naomi Kowles was recognized by WBA for her contributions to local journalism and her community

2022 American Advertising Awards
Television Self-Promotion | “Road to Recovery” by Mark Weigel, producer/editor and Jim Abraham, videographer
Television Self-Promotion | “Chauvin Verdict” by Mark Weigel – Writer/Producer/Editor, Brian Mesmer – Videographer, Leah Linscheid – Reporter/Talent
Television Advertising | Attic Angel “Smiles” by Kelly Cheramy – Writer, John Murray – Producer, Director, Photographer, Editor, Dennis Moran – Drone Photography
Television Self-Promotion | “State of Hate” by Mark Weigel – Writer/Producer/Editor, Mike Evans – Graphic Design, Naomi Kowles – Reporter/Talent, Ross Lytle – Creative Services Director
Television Self-Promotion | Severe Weather 2021 by Ross Lytle – Creative Services Director/Writer/Producer, Mike Evans – Editor/Graphic Design

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