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Apr 21, 2016
Midwest Living Named Magazine of the Year by Great Plains Journalism Awards
The Tulsa Press Club Honors Midwest Living and its Editors for Outstanding Journalism

DES MOINES, IA (April 21, 2016)Midwest Living, the bi-monthly lifestyle brand that celebrates the richness of life in the heart of the nation, was recently honored as “Magazine of The Year,” by the Tulsa Press Club’s 2016 Great Plains Journalism Awards. The Great Plains Journalism Awards is a regional contest honoring print, web, TV and magazine journalists for outstanding stories, photography and design.

Winners were announced at an awards luncheon on Monday, April 18, at the Mayo Hotel in Tulsa. The event included Distinguished Lectureship recipient Erik Logan, president of the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). 

More than 800 journalists have been honored since the Great Plains Journalism Awards began eight years ago. The competition attracts entries from the region’s largest and best organizations and boasts a distinguished panel of judges, many of whom are Pulitzer Prize winners.

The Magazine of the Year honors come on the heels of Midwest Living’s redesign led by new Editorial Content Director Trevor Meers. “The new look and tone of the magazine reflect the energy and attitude that put this region at the center of many national trends,” Meers said.  “We are thrilled to have the magazine’s new direction honored with such a significant award, and we’re excited about our brand’s role in continuing to draw national attention to what’s happening in the Midwest.” Major stories from the magazine’s last year include features on Kansas City barbecue, the Midwest’s role in the national maker movement and neighborhoods anchored by letterpress artists.

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Midwest Living magazine (, published by Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP;, is a regional publication that celebrates the richness of life in the Midwest. Founded in 1987, the magazine is dedicated to providing its readers with a wealth of region-specific information and inspiration, focusing on travel and events, food and dining, and home and garden, as well as other editorial content categories. Midwest Living magazine, which reaches 4 million readers, is published bi-monthly and has a rate base of 950,000.

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