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AdWeek names Rolling Stone Tsarnaev cover 'hottest cover of the year'

(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Rolling Stone Magazine received widespread criticism for putting one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects on the cover this past summer.

Now, AdWeek is giving the magazine an award.

AdWeek is calling the August issue with suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev the "hottest cover of the year," saying it is also the most memorable.

Some stores pulled the magazine, but AdWeek says Rolling Stone sold twice as many copies as usual.

The Mayor of Boston said the cover sent the message that destruction leads to fame.

Rolling Stone defended the issue saying it falls within the traditions of journalism.