Montana Journalism Review wins national awards

Montana Journalism Review, the J-School’s annual student-produced magazine, placed in the College News Design Contest, a national competition co-sponsored by the Society for News Design and the Missouri School of Journalism.

MJR 2014 won second place for overall use of photography and third place for feature design. The magazine’s website received honorable mention for its recent redesign.

Allison Bye, art director for this year’s magazine, submitted UM's first-ever entries to the contest.

Bye worked on all aspects of the magazine this year, including coming up with the overall design scheme, managing a design team and working with the photographers. She was excited to have placed in this competition.

“Overall, I was happy with the way it turned out. We have a really good team on the staff overall and it was good to work with a team who are good with what they do,” Bye said.

Sage Knox, web editor, worked on the redesign of the website, which won an honorable mention. He modified last year’s design and focused more on showcasing each story with an accompanying photo or video.

“I’m proud of what we accomplished,” Knox said. “It obviously took a lot of work and it wasn’t just me. It was a shared effort, definitely.”

The 43rd issue of MJR featured secrecy and privacy, with the controversy over the National Security Agency's spying serving as a backdrop.

- posted on 04/30/14 -