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Drake students win top awards in AEJMC contest

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Drake student work won nine awards, including best website and magazine, in this year’s Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication magazine contest. The awards were:

  • Best website: The senior capstone multimedia project Urban Plains
  • General excellence: Drake Magazine 
  • First place for editorial content: Drake Magazine
  • Second place for design: Drake Magazine
  • First and second place for new magazine prototypes
  • Two second-place awards and a third-place honor for writing

The judge of the general excellence category, a Vanity Fair editor, said of Drake Magazine: "This entry is exceptional for many reasons—its design, its photography, its story selection and presentation. It is a well-edited magazine in every sense of the word. . . . Every element feels considered and deliberate. . . . This magazine hits on all cylinders.”

The awards will be presented at the AEJMC conference on Aug. 11.

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