On March 14, Popular Science won a National Magazine Award in the Single-Topic Issue category for “The Tiny Issue.” Popular Science was nominated for two 2019 National Magazine Awards, receiving its other nomination for General Excellence in the Literature, Science and Politics category. Additionally, this is the second year in a row that Popular Science has been nominated.

“The Tiny Issue” coincided with Joe Brown’s second year as Editor in Chief, and encapsulated his idea of focusing on a single topic per issue and making the print product more of a keepsake.

In a digital world, Popular Science is using its print product to remind our audience that there’s still something very relevant about paper. There are simply things that you can do only in print,” Brown said. “From a six-page poster to captivating features about the tiniest things among us, ‘The Tiny Issue’ perfectly represented our ethos and hard work. So, while it’s tremendous to have won, it’s particularly special to have won for this issue.”



The Ellie Awards honor print and digital publications that consistently demonstrate superior execution of editorial objectives, innovative techniques, noteworthy journalistic enterprise and imaginative art direction. The National Magazine Awards were established in 1966, when one award was presented to Look; the first award for digital journalism was presented to Money in 1997. The awards are sponsored by the American Society of Magazine Editors, in association with the Columbia Journalism School, and are administered by ASME. Originally limited to print magazines, the awards now recognize magazine-quality journalism published in any medium. Each winner receives an Ellie, modeled on the symbol of the awards, Alexander Calder’s stabile “Elephant.”



As one of America’s oldest and most trusted magazines, Popular Science has spent a century and a half bringing readers the most amazing innovations and discoveries. From thought leaders to skeptics, from digital natives to print devotees, Popular Science’s audience is as diverse as the stories in and on our pages. And we all have one thing in common: a boundless sense of wonder. Established in 1872, Popular Science is published by Bonnier Corp. Bonnier Corp. is one of the largest consumer publishing groups in the United States, and is the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences with more than 30 special-interest magazines and related multimedia projects and events.