CommTracks Wins Gold

December 10, 2015

Magazine produced by Communications Department Seniors

CommTracks Cover ArtCommTracks magazine, published each year by seniors in the Communications Department, was recently named a gold medalist with three “All Columbian” honors by the Columbia University Scholastic Press Association. This is the fifth straight year CommTracks has earned a gold medal in the annual judging of college and university magazines.

The 2015 issue earned 980 out of a possible 1,000 points in three categories: essentials, verbal and visual. Because of its high score in each section, the magazine earned three “All Columbian” honors, given to the top publications in each category.

“It was a distinct pleasure to read and critique the 2015 CommTracks,” wrote one of the judges in their evaluation. “You and your staff did a stellar job of responding to and applying the suggestions that last year’s judge offered you. Excellent aspects of your publication include coverage of pertinent subjects, interviewing skills and content organization. Congratulations on producing a magazine to be proud of.”

The theme for last year’s CommTracks was “Transforming the Narrative: How We Tell Our Stories.” The publication included alumnae profiles, descriptions of the Communications Department’s programs, and profiles of each graduating senior. Students wrote and designed the magazine, working with faculty advisors Andrew Porter and Judith Richland.

Last year, seniors Cassandra Rowe, Kate Steiper, Lily Rodseth, Mary Commisso and Eva Weber produced the magazine. Junior Danny Boucher provided photography.