Student Media Magazines Win Big in National Contest
The Burr and A Magazine – two publications of Kent State student media – have earned national recognition in the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) student magazine contest.
Journalism major Blythe Alspaugh, ’16, earned first place among all entries in the first person category for her article, “Can’t Fix What Isn’t Broken.” The story, which reflects on her journey as an asexual college student, was published in Spring 2016 issue of The Burr, Kent State’s general interest magazine.
The same issue of The Burr also earned second place nationwide in the “single issue of an ongoing magazine – design” category and third place nationwide in the “online magazine” category (for theburr.com). Alumna Marissa Barnhart, ’16, served as editor of the issue.
A Magazine, which covers fashion, beauty and culture, earned an honorable mention in the “single issue of an ongoing magazine – design” category for the Spring 2016 issue. Alumna Melissa Puppo, ’16, served as editor, and Brenna Parker, '17, was art director.
Emeritus Professor Ann Schierhorn was advisor for both magazines.
Professionals from publications including Men’s Journal, Foreign Policy and InStyle judged the submissions.