Student-produced alumni magazine wins awards in professional competition
InterCom magazine, the College of Mass Communications and Information Studies alumni publication, won three gold awards and one honorable mention in the 2013 MarCom Awards for its Spring 2013 issue. The magazine received gold awards in three categories: Educational Institution Magazine, Magazine Interior Design (Print) and Magazine Writing. It also received an honorable mention for Magazine Design (Print).
InterCom is produced entirely by students each fall and spring semester in the Jour 555 Publication Writing and Design course. Students have a hand in all stages of production, from concept to writing and design to publication.
"InterCom really showcases the capabilities of students in the J-school and the skills we already possess at such an early stage in the game," said junior broadcast journalism student Ashley Honea. Honea was one of 15 students in the class that produced the Spring 2013 issue.
The MarCom Awards is an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communication professionals. The competition has a wide variety of entrants including corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies and freelancers. MarCom Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. Judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry.
“We send InterCom to some 15,000 alumni and friends of our School of Journalism and Mass Communications and our School of Library and Information Science,” said Dean Charles Bierbauer. “Not only do we show readers what our students, faculty and alumni are doing, but this recognition says our students tell those stories rather well.”
Download InterCom (pdf).