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Students Win National Magazine Awards

July 7, 2009

For the third year in a row, students in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication have come out on top in a national student magazine contest.

Students won a total of seven awards in the 2009 contest sponsored by the Magazine Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, tying with Northwestern University and Drake University. Arizona State University students won more awards than any other school in the country in each of the last two years.

This year Cronkite students took two first-place awards in the contest and, for the second year in a row, swept the Specialized Business Press Article category.

Winning first were Cronkite senior James Kindle and December graduate W. J. Hennigan. They will each receive $100.

“HealthE: Environments, Elements, Experiences”a health magazine created by a magazine class taught by Associate Professor Carol Schwalbe won awards for magazine design and editorial content.

This year’s competition attracted 232 entries from 23 universities in the United States and Canada. Judges were publishers, editors and writers for consumer and specialized business magazines.

AEJMC is the nation’s leading journalism education organization. It is made up of about 3,500 journalism and mass communication faculty, administrators, students and media professionals from around the world.

A complete list of Cronkite winners follows:

Specialized Business Press Article
First: “Maquiladoras’ Uphill Battle,” by W. J. Hennigan
Second: “Where David Waits,” by James Kindle
Third: “Fowl Play,” by Celeste Sepessy

Consumer Magazine Article: Feature
First: “No Refuge,” by James Kindle

Consumer Magazine Article: Service and Information
Second: “A Gift from the Heart: Leaving an Ethical Road Map,” by Marilyn Hawkes

Single Issue of an Ongoing Print Magazine: Design
Honorable Mention: HealthE: Environments, Elements, Experiences, Joshua Schoonover, editor.

Single Issue of an Ongoing Print Magazine: Editorial
Honorable Mention: HealthE: Environments, Elements, Experiences, Joshua Schoonover, editor.