Changes in the Student Magazine Contest 2015
This year we are making two big changes in the magazine contest—we are moving it online and, gulp, doubling the entry fees to $20 per entry.
We decided as a division at our convention last summer it was time to deep-six paper and manage the contest online. Entries will be submitted through the Better Newspaper Contests online contest management company. This comes at a cost: a one-time fee of $1,200 to set it up and roughly $1,500 a year to manage it. The benefits: It should be easier for schools to submit their entries and easier for judges to do their work. Last year the contest drew 270 entries. At 200 entries we will barely break even this year—the contest also incurs $1,200 in prizes and another $200 in printing of certificates. We will save money by not having to ship entries to judges.
Carol Holstead will soon figure out how all this will work and you will receive instructions on how to enter. But for now, know that the categories and basic rules will not change. The contest deadline is May 5.
Summer issue of the Magazine Division’s journal
You'll find these articles featured in the latest issue of the Journal of Magazine & New Media Research.
Editor's Reflection: Diversity in Magazine Research
Miglena Sternadori, University of South Dakota
Negotiating Normalcy in Celebrity Health Behavior: A Focus Group Analysis
Amanda Hinnant, University of Missouri
Elizabeth Meyers Hendrickson, Ohio University
“Trail of Corpses”: Newsweek, Time, and U.S. News & World Report’s Coverage of Genocide in Southern Sudan, 1989-2005
Sally Ann Cruikshank, Auburn University
Reinforcing Traditional Gender Norms in Japan? An Analysis of Images in Japanese Men's and Women's Fashion Magazines
Catherine A. Luther, University of Tennessee
D. Renee Smith, University of Tennessee
Beauty Ideals in the Checkout Aisle: Health-Related Messages in Women’s Fashion and
Lindsey Conlin, University of Alabama
Kim Bissell, University of Alabama
We Were Promised Jetpacks: The Digital Magazine Non-Revolution and the Waning Promise of an Enhanced Content Explosion
Jeff Inman, Drake University
Jill Van Wyke, Drake University
A New Digital Community? An Analysis of Gawker’s Commenters-to-Contributors Approach
Sheila Webb, Western Washington University
Story First—Publishing Narrative Long-Form Journalism in Digital Environments
Maria Lassila-Merisalo, University of Tampere
Book Review: Why We Love “Trash”
Carol Fletcher, Hofstra University
Book Review: Warm and Chatty Writing about Writing
David Sumner, Ball State University
Book Review: A Tantalizing Glimpse into Diana Vreeland's Shaping of Vogue
Carol Zuegner, Creighton University
Book Review: It’s Not All Rainbows and Unicorns in the Brave Digital World
Miglena Sternadori, University of South Dakota
Latest issue of Magazine Matter
Many thanks to newsletter editor Sheila Webb for editing and to her student David Mitnik for producing this colorful issue. Please send Sheila articles for the next issue.
A question from Donna Harrington-Lueker about student magazines prompted a number of responses on the Magazine Division listserv. A list of student magazines has been added to this site. If you would like to add a student magazine, please send the link and a brief description to Carol Schwalbe.
Please submit articles to the Journal of Magazine & New Media Research
The Magazine Division’s scholarly, refereed journal is now entering its 12th year. Its focus is the promotion and publication of research dealing with magazines and new media and the pedagogy related to those two areas. The journal publishes research reports, interpretive articles, opinion pieces, and critical reviews of books and teaching materials that deal with the field of magazines and new media.
If you’re interested in submitting an article, opinion
piece, or review, check out the journal guidelines.
Please contribute to the Course Syllabi Sharing Service
Begun in 2002, the Course Syllabi Sharing Service includes copies of syllabi from magazine courses taught around the country, including feature writing and introductory magazine writing, advanced magazine writing and literary journalism, magazine design, magazine editing, magazine management, and online media.
If you’d like to participate in this service, please e-mail Carol Schwalbe a Word document or PDF file of your syllabi along with the name of the course. If your syllabi are already online, you can send me the URL.
Interested in reviewing a book or receiving a book to review for the Journal of Magazine & New Media Research?
contact Book Review Editor David Sumner.
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