Thursday, October 14, 2010

Success for Cardiff at Magazine Academy

Cardiff students from the Postgraduate Magazine Diploma won two major awards at Magazine Academy last night.

Our course magazine re:new took top prize in the New Digital Product Concept category. The website involved the whole re:new team but was steered to its prize-winning form by the hard work and dedication of Aimee Steen and Josie Allchin. Associate lecturer Simon Williams must also take a bow for his invaluable input and without Ruth Harrison, whose idea it was, there would have been no magazine.

This year's Magazine Academy saw a new award – the opportunity for shortlisted students to become editor of 100 Voices, a multimedia magazine launched by Redwood Publishing for Barclays Bank (catchline: "By students with more sense than money"). I am proud to say that, after a round of searching interviews, Angharad Jones is the first winner of this fantastic prize.

Our other course magazine, ivy, was also shortlisted – given the level of competition Magazine Academy inspires this is a major achievement in itself.

Perfect timing for the 40th Anniversary of the Centre for Journalism at Cardiff University.

Josie Allchin, Aimee Steen, Ruth Harrison and Angharad Jones at the Magazine Academy awards in Vinopolis

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