Vox and Magazine Journalism Students Win Seven Awards in National Competition

AEJMC 2012Columbia, Mo. (July 25, 2012) — Missouri School of Journalism magazine journalism students and Vox magazine won seven awards in the 2012 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Student Magazine Contest.

This year’s competition attracted 240 entries from 23 universities from the United States and Canada. Judges for the contest, which included 13 categories, were publishers, editors and writers for consumer and specialized business magazines.

Vox is an award-winning weekly city magazine that appears in the Columbia Missourian newspaper and is distributed throughout the city of Columbia. Professors John Fennell, Mike Jenner, Rhonda Prast and Jennifer Rowe served as advisers.

“We are thrilled when the magazine students’ work is recognized nationally,” said Jennifer Rowe, associate professor of magazine journalism. “This year we are even more excited to see the variety with the awards, covering writing, editing and design and issues that were published throughout the year in fall, spring and summer semesters.”

July 21, 2011 Edition July 28, 2011 Edition March 1, 2012 Edition April 19, 2012 Edition

From left: July 21, 2011 edition of Vox Magazine; July 28, 2011 edition; March 1, 2012 edition; April 19, 2012 edition.

The 2012 AEJMC Student Magazine Contest categories and winners are:

Consumer Magazine Article: Places (14 entries total)

    • First Place: “Truck-Stop Tales” by Ashley Carman.
    • Second Place: “The Tiger’s New Stripes” by Mitch Ryals.

Consumer Magazine Article: Service and Information (10 entries total)

    • First Place: “Occupy True/False”
    • Honorable Mention: “CoMo Complains” by David Cawthon

Single Issue of an Ongoing Print Magazine: Design (16 entries total)

    • Second Place: Vox (Nov. 3, 2011), Theresa Berens and Stefanie Kienstra, art directors.

Single Issue of an Ongoing Print Magazine: Editorial (16 entries total)

    • Honorable Mention: Vox Magazine, Stephanie Smith and Lauren Zima, editors.

Start-up Magazine Project: Team (19 entries total)

    • Honorable Mention: A publication called “Modify.” Kristina Casagrand, Amanda Stevenson-Grund, Michelle Markelz, Christina Honan, Emily Morris, Kathryn Landis, Brittany Duncan.

Updated: June 9, 2020

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