The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has bestowed a silver award on UMass Magazine for magazine publishing improvement.
Published by University Communications, the magazine was redesigned two years ago with the assistance of Landesberg Design of Pittsburgh and feedback from readers. The magazine’s new look and format debuted in fall 2016. As part of the project, the magazine also launched a new website.
The judges, who reviewed 35 entries in the category, said UMass Magazine “turned what was a busy, overdone and daunting publication into a magazine with purpose, focus, great photography and cool stories. Brought their personality into the content, with stories told in interesting ways, surprising visuals and a focus on the people—something that will invite plenty more reading audiences beyond their alumni. It was really fun to interact with this magazine.”
The magazine’s staff includes Nancy Buffone, associate vice chancellor for University Relations, executive editor Robert Lindquist, managing editor Patricia Sullivan, editors Judith Cameron, Laura Gomes, Laura Marjorie Miller and John Sippel, director of design Matthew Jasiorkowski, designer Jack Cavacco and photographer John Solem. Erik Gallant and Hal Marshall are the web editors.