Student Magazine Contest 2014

The deadline for the 2014 competition is Tuesday, May 6. The call for entries describes the rules and categories. You should be able to type directly in the entry form.

Judges for the contest are publishers, editors, and writers for consumer and specialized business magazines. Some of the contest judges re-up every year because they enjoy seeing the work your students do. The judges volunteer their time. We are extremely grateful to them for their effort and for contributing to our educational mission.

First place winners receive checks for $100. All other winners receive certificates.

If you have questions, please write to Carol Holstead. Our thanks go to Carol for organizing the Student Magazine Contest again this year!

Latest issue of Magazine Matter

Enjoy the fall issue of our division newsletter, Magazine Matter. To print the newsletter in spreads, download the spread version. If you prefer single pages, download the single-page version.

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.

Fall issue of the Magazine Division’s journal

You'll find these research articles featured in the latest issue of the Journal of Magazine & New Media Research.

Losing Control: Using Social Media to Engage and Connect
Bob Britten, West Virginia University

City Magazines and Social Media: Moving Beyond the Monthly
Susan Currie Sivek, Linfield College

Magatweets: A Content Analysis of Magazines' Use of Twitter
Kris Boyle, Creighton University
Carol Zuegner, Creighton University

The Economics of Word of Mouth: Designing Effective Social Media Marketing for Magazines
Hugh J. Martin, Ohio University

Learning to Share: Magazines, Millennials, and Mobile
Elizabeth Hendrickson, University of Tennessee

Student Magazines

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.

Events, Etc.

Interested in reviewing a book or receiving a book to review for the Journal of Magazine & New Media Research?

Please contact Book Review Editor David Sumner.


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