Vox Wins Four Awards in National Student Magazine Contest

AEJMC 2009 LogoColumbia, Mo. (July 27, 2009) — Vox magazine as well as several Missouri School of Journalism magazine journalism students have won awards by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in the annual student magazine contest. This year Vox earned recognition in the following categories: online magazine, design, investigation and analysis, and service and information.

Vox is an award-winning weekly city magazine available online and in print. It is published in the Columbia Missourian newspaper on Thursdays and is distributed throughout the city of Columbia and on the three college campuses.

The 2009 student magazine competition attracted entries from 232 entries from 23 universities in the United States and Canada. Judges for the contest, which included 13 categories, were publishers, editors and writers for consumer and specialized business magazines such as National Geographic, Traveler, Time, Esquire, Food & Wine and O, the Oprah Magazine.

The 2009 AEJMC Student Magazine Contest categories and winners are:

Rose Raymond
Rose Raymond
Lindsey Douthit
Lindsey Douthit

Online Magazine

  • First Place: VoxMagazine.com, Jennifer Hueting, Rose Raymond and Lindsey Douthit, online editors; Jennifer Rowe, adviser. Judge’s Comments: “This site is a great all-in-one hub for University of Missouri students, with a wealth of extras (interactive features, calendars, listings, reviews, polls, etc.) to supplement a large body of content.” Nick Fauchald, editor-in-chief of TastingTable.com, an online food magazine, and a former editor at Food & Wine.
Taryn Wood
Taryn Wood
Kristin Kellogg
Kristin Kellogg

Single Issue of an Ongoing Print Magazine: Design

  • Third Place: Vox magazine. Kristin Kellogg, art director, Taryn Wood, assistant art director; Jennifer Rowe, adviser. Judge’s Comments: “Excellent job of relating the college student perspective on an important issue for that audience. Loaded with real-world perspective that helps any reader, whether they’ve had credit trouble or not, understand the importance of the issue. Underscores both the short-term and long-term importance of this topic to the magazine’s target audience. Great ‘by the numbers’ sidebar at the end. This type of sidebar is all the more effective and important to accompany long articles such as this.” Bob Gray, design consultant for AARP.org and former design editor at National Geographic.

Consumer Magazine Article: Investigation and Analysis

  • Honorable Mention: “Payday Loans,” by Rose Raymond; Jennifer Rowe, adviser. Judge’s Comments: “Solid reporting, with good quotes. Background research supports the reporting, and both are put into context of an emerging trend and political issue. A little how-to advice finishes the article off. A well-crafted package.” Ken Collier, editor of Reader’s Digest’s Family Handyman.
Sara Shahriari
Sara Shahriari

Consumer Magazine Article: Service and Information

  • Honorable Mention: “Credit Counts,” by Sara Shahriari. Judge’s Comments: “Excellent job of relating the college student perspective on an important issue for that audience. Loaded with real-world perspective that helps any reader, whether they’ve had credit trouble or not, understand the importance of the issue. Underscores both the short-term and long-term importance of this topic to the magazine’s target audience. Great ‘by the numbers’ sidebar at the end. This type of sidebar is all the more effective and important to accompany long articles such as this.” John Rockhold, managing editor of Mother Earth News.

Updated: May 4, 2020

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