Student-Produced Magazine Wins Big

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The 2013 edition of Emerge magazine, produced by fourth-year students in the media studies program at the University of Guelph-Humber, has received 15 digital journalism awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association in New York City. The magazine more than doubled the number of awards it won in 2012.

The digital awards include first place for website design for a web magazine and use of typography on the website. Emerge has also been named a finalist for a gold or silver Crown Award, which will be presented in March. The awards program is affiliated with the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University.

The magazine is a final-year project in which media studies students work together on all aspects of the publication, from writing and editing to photography and graphic design. The 75-page magazine takes about 12 weeks to produce.