On Nov. 1, 2012, the University of Minnesota School of Journalism & Mass Communication's alumni magazine The Murphy Reporter was awarded three honors from the Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association.
The magazine, which is published twice per year, won gold in the Profile Article category for Education publications for the feature "The Art of Magazines" by SJMC alumnus Tim Gihring. This article, published in the Spring 2012 issue, profiled two alumnae of SJMC who are at the helm of the award-winning American Craft magazine and have ushered the magazine through a design and editorial renewal.
The magazine won silver in the Single Page or Spread Design for Education publications for "Where in the World is Jane Kirtley," published in the Fall 2011 issue. This infographic highlighted locations around the globe in which Silha Professor Jane Kirtley had traveled to promote her new book on media law for the U.S. State Department.
The magazine won bronze in the Feature Article for Education publications for the feature "Taking the Lead," written by SJMC faculty member and Pulitzer Prize-winner Chris Ison. The feature highlighted the interesting and dynamic paths journalism majors are taking to write and report across multiple platforms.
"I'm so pleased that our magazine has been recognized by MMPA," said Murphy Reporter editor Sarah Howard. "We are working toward more dynamic content and in-depth features for our readers, so it's great to receive this honor and have our work recognized."
The Murphy Reporter has been honored previously by MMPA when it took bronze in the Feature Article category for "Remembering Mitch."
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