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Foreign Policy is an American news publication, founded in 1970 and focused on global affairs, current events, and domestic and international policy. It produces content daily on its website,[2] and in six print issues annually.

Foreign Policy
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May June 2014 Cover of Foreign Policy Magazine.jpg
May/June 2014 Issue of Foreign Policy magazine
Categories News magazine news site
Frequency Bimonthly
Total circulation
(December 2012)
101,054[1]
Founder Samuel P. Huntington and Warren Demian Manshel
Year founded December 1970; 47 years ago (1970-12)
Company The FP Group
Country United States of America
Based in Washington, D.C.
Language English
Website Foreign Policy's website
Online archive
ISSN 0015-7228

Foreign Policy magazine and ForeignPolicy.com are published by The FP Group,[3] a division of Graham Holdings Company (formerly The Washington Post Company). The FP Group also produces FP Events, Foreign Policy's events division, launched in 2012.

Contents

HistoryEdit

Foreign Policy was founded in the winter of 1970-71 by Samuel P. Huntington, professor of Harvard University, and his friend Warren Demian Manshel to give a voice to alternative views about American foreign policy at the time of the Vietnam War.[4][5] Huntington hoped it would be "serious but not scholarly, lively but not glib."[6] In the Spring of 1978, after six years of close partnership, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace acquired full ownership of Foreign Policy. In 2000, a format change was implemented from a slim quarterly academic journal to a bi-monthly magazine. Also, it launched international editions in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America.

In September 2008, Foreign Policy was bought by The Washington Post Company (now Graham Holdings Company).[7] In 2012, Foreign Policy grew to become the FP Group – an expansion of Foreign Policy magazine to include ForeignPolicy.com and FP Events.[8]

Notable contributorsEdit

AwardsEdit

Since 2003, Foreign Policy has been nominated for eight National Magazine Awards, winning six - three for its print publication, and three for its digital publication at ForeignPolicy.com. FP is the only independent magazine that has won consecutive digital national magazine awards every year from being established in 2009.[citation needed]

2014

 
"Surveillance State" Illustration
  • Foreign Policy received its first design recognition for "The Surveillance State", appearing in its annual Global Thinkers issue in December 2013. The illustration by Oliver Munday accompanied the marquee story by novelist William T. Vollmann, who discussed “the surveillance state” we knowingly living in after the revelations of wide-reaching surveillance by the NSA. Munday’s illustration for FP appeared in the American Illustration annual award book (#33.)[9]

2012

  • Foreign Policy won an Overseas Press Club award for General Excellence for the best overall international coverage on a website.[10]
  • FP’s “Qaddafi Files” won the National Magazine Award for Multimedia[11]

2011

  • Foreign Policy Magazine and former Editor-in-Chief Susan Glasser were presented with a special citation for the Edward Weintal Prize for Diplomatic Reporting.[12]
  • “Turtle Bay,” the reported blog by journalist Colum Lynch, won the Digital National Magazine Award for best reporting for a series of hard-hitting investigative articles about the United Nations.[13]

2010

  • Foreign Policy’s “The Best Defense” column authored by Tom Ricks received the Digital National Magazine Award for best blog.[14]

2009

  • Foreign Policy won the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in the 100,000 to 250,000 circulation category.[15]
  • Forbes RealClearWorld designated ForeignPolicy.com as a top international news site.[16]

2008

  • Folio Magazine Gold Editorial Excellence (Eddie) Award – Consumer Magazine, News/Commentary/General Interest (single article), "What America Must Do" by Kenneth Rogoff, Jan/Feb 2008.[17]
  • FP's "What America Must Do" feature received the Eddie Award as a Gold Winner for the Consumer News/Commentary/General Interest category for a Single Article.[17]
  • Folio Magazine Silver Editorial Excellence (Eddie) Award – Consumer Magazine, News/Commentary/General Interest (single article), "A World Enslaved" by Benjamin Skinner, Mar/Apr 2008.[17]
  • Folio Magazine Silver Editorial Excellence (Eddie) Award – Consumer Magazine, News/Commentary/General Interest (full issue), May/June 2008.[17]
  • Media Industry Newsletter's (min) "Best of the Web" Award in the blog category for Passport a blog by the editors of Foreign Policy.[18]

2007

  • Foreign Policy won the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in the 100,000 to 250,000 circulation category.[19]
  • Foreign Policy was presented as a Gold Winner by the Eddie Awards for “Who Wins in Iraq,” in the Consumer News/Commentary/General Interest category.[20]

2003

  • Foreign Policy won the National Magazine Award for Outstanding Achievement and General Excellence in the under 100,000 circulation category.[21]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Foreign Policy Business Publication Circulation Statement". BPA Worldwide. December 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  2. ^ foreignpolicy.com
  3. ^ fpgroup.foreignpolicy.com
  4. ^ "Samuel Huntington, 1927-2008". Foreign Policy. 16 February 2009. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "100 Years of Impact: A Timeline of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace". Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Retrieved 22 April 2015. 
  6. ^ Yester, Katherine (16 February 2009). "Samuel Huntington, 1927-2008". Foreign Policy. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  7. ^ Ahrens, Frank (30 September 2008). "Post Co. Buys Foreign Policy Magazine". The Washington Post. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Foreign Policy Group History". Foreign Policy Group. 22 April 2015. 
  9. ^ American Illustration American Photography. "American Illustration 33 Winners". American Illustration American Photography. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  10. ^ Overseas Press Club of America. "GENERAL EXCELLENCE ONLINE AWARD 2011". Overseas Press Club of America. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  11. ^ American Society of Magazine Editors. "2012 National Magazine Awards for Digital Media". American Society of Magazine Editors. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  12. ^ Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. "Weinthal Prize for Diplomatic Reporting". Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  13. ^ The Association of Magazine Media. "Foreign Policy The Association of Magazine Media". The Association of Magazine Media. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  14. ^ Archive of Military Reporters and Editors Association. "MRE 2010 contest winners announced". Military Reporters and Editors Association. Archived from the original on 1 June 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  15. ^ The Association of Magazine Media. "The Association of Magazine Media". The Association of Magazine Media. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  16. ^ RealClearWorld. "Top International News Sites 2009". RealClearWorld. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  17. ^ a b c d "2008 Eddie Awards Winners". Folio. 23 September 2008. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  18. ^ Min Online. "Min's 2008 Best of the Web Winners". Min Online. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  19. ^ American Society of Magazine Editors. "National Magazine Awards 2007 Winners Announced". American Society of Magazine Editors. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  20. ^ "A Good Year for FP". Foreign Policy blog. 20 December 2007. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  21. ^ American Society of Magazine Editors. "Winners & Finalists". American Society of Magazine Editors. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 

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