Please allow us a brief bow: Tablet Magazine is a finalist for a National Magazine Award for Digital Media! Specifically, our Vox Tablet podcast series is up for the podcasting award. Congratulations also to the other finalists in the category: Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Harvard Business Review, and IEEE Spectrum.
Out of 37 Websites that are finalists for one of the Digital Media awards, only five are online-only, and we’re proud to be one of those, too (as well as the only one in our category).
What’s that you say? You want to know which podcasts we submitted to the nominating board?
• “Remembrance Day”: Gregory Warner reports from Rwanda on commemorating the country’s 1994 genocide, with Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day as a template.
• “The Queens of Bollywood”: Eric Molinsky discusses the early days of India’s Bollywood movie factories, when most of the leading ladies—from Rose Ezra to Ruby Myers—were Baghdadi Jews.
• “Blessed Bluegrass”: Jon Kalish profiles Orthodox bluegrass musician Jerry Wicentowski, whose observance prevents him from weekend gigs, but not from virtuosic guitar work
Finally, mazel tov to Senior Editor Sara Ivry and Audio Executive Producer Julie Subrin. This is well-earned and well-deserved recognition for them especially.
Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.