Student Magazine Contest 2018

The deadline for the 2018 Student Magazine Contest is Monday, May 14.

The call for entries describes the rules and categories. To enter, go to the Better Newspaper Contests website):

A $20 entry fee is required for each entry (AEJMC members and nonmembers). Checks only. Please mail entry checks directly to
Carol Holstead
1435 Jayhawk Blvd.
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045

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.

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

Spring issue of the Magazine Media Division’s journal

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

Editor’s Reflection:The Pivot to Print
Kevin Lerner, Marist College

There Once Was a Profession Called Magazine Editing: Exploring the Brave New World
David Abrahamson, Northwestern University
Elizabeth Hendrickson, Ohio University
Abe Peck, Northwestern University

Should There Be an App for That? An Analysis of Interactive Applications within Longform News Stories
Susan Jacobson, Florida International University
Jacqueline Marino, Kent State University
Robert E. Gutsche, Jr., Lancaster Univeristy

Home Computing's Halcyon Days: Discourse Frames in Computer Magazines in the Mid-1980s
Terry L. Britt, Missouri University

Maxim Is a Bully: Making Women the Victim for Male Pleasure
Pamela Hill Nettleton, Marquette University

Book Review: The Woman Whose Photos Troubled LIFE Magazine Editors
Carol Zuegner, Creighton University

Book Review: Looking Back on Forgotten Images of Injustice and Integration
Paola Banchero, University of Alaska Anchorage

Book Review: Work, Sex, Parenting: Solving Irish Women's Mid-century "Problems"
Kathleen Endres, University of Akron

Book Review: Trashing Wedding Magazines, One Gown at a Time
Miglena Sternadori, Texas Tech University

Book Review: Glitterati, on the Fringe
Stephanie Williams-Turkowski, Texas Tech Universitye

Book Review: An Idiosyncratic Hero's Journey to Writing like Yourself
Kevin M. Lerner, Marist College

Book Review: Finding the Fun in the Fundaments
Betsy Edgerton, Columbia College Chicago

Book Review: A New Admiration for the Profile
Aileen Gallagher, Syracuse University

Latest issue of Magazine Matter

Enjoy the winter 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.


• Susan Currie Sivek’s "Note from the Division Head" previews the Magazine Division programming at our annual meeting in Minneapolis.

• A detailed list of Magazine Division panels and meetings will help you plan your busy days at AEJMC.

• Read about the achievements of division members as well as Victor Navasky, our Magazine Professional of the Year.

• Carol Holstead brings us the winners of the 2016 Student Magazine Contest.

• And longtime division member Sammye Johnson reflects on retiring after 35 years at Trinity University.

Many thanks to newsletter editor Sheila Webb for editing and producing this informative issue. Please send Sheila articles for the next issue.

Student Magazines

A question from Donna Harrington-Lueker about student magazines prompted a number of responses on the Magazine Media 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 Media 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 Miglena Sternadori.


August 6-9, 2018
Washington, D.C.—Renaissance Washington DC Downtown

August 7-10, 2019
Toronto—Sheraton Centre Toronto