NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Every year Advertising Age singles out 10 titles for its A-List recognizing outstanding accomplishment, growth, business and buzz among magazines. This year challenged most magazines, including our 2008 winners. But amid the financial chaos, The Economist couldn't have been a more timely Magazine of the Year. Elle parlayed a star turn in "Project Runway" into new strength in ad sales, helping Carol Smith capture our Publisher of the Year nod. Whether you love or hate its namesake personality, Every Day with Rachael Ray kept defying gravity. National Geographic, whose Chris Johns is our Editor of the Year, stood tall against the headwinds.
See how Fast Company, Women's Health, New York and others also made the A-List.