CommTracks magazine wins gold medal
Photo courtesy of Professor Bob White
The 2011 edition of CommTracks, a magazine produced by Simmons communications students in Studio5, was awarded a Gold Medal from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) and a First Class rating from the Associated Collegiate Press(ACP).
In addition to the CSPA Gold Medal, CommTracks also received All-Columbian Honors for special merit in content. All-Columbian Honors are only awarded when a publication has achieved the 95th percentile or higher in one or more of the three categories of judging: content (writing & visual), design and organization.
Said one judge of the magazine's design:
The student portfolio is very strong. It is a visual magazine [that] shows the talents of your students and the diversity they have. Your students have well developed graphic design skills. I can see why they find jobs in this market.
And of the writing:
Your students do have strong communications skills. The writing shows elements of good journalism. The pieces were easy to read and informative. The views from your alumnae are effective, and it is interesting to see where these students are now working
For more details about CommTracks, including its talented editorial team, read Department of Communications' CommTracks earns honors on the department'sCommBlog.