Thanks to dedicated local ownership and a staff committed to journalistic excellence, Memphis has established a tradition of independence and editorial quality second to none in the Mid-South.
Over the past 40 years, Memphis has won scores of national and regional awards for editorial and design excellence, including the Society of Professional Journalists' Distinguished Public Service Award in 1984. (Memphis is the smallest-circulation magazine ever to have won this honor.) In recent years Memphis magazine has been the Gold Medal Winner in the General Excellence category of the City and Regional Magazine Association Awards. Source