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Owl Magazine, Harford Community College's student multimedia publication, won 3rd place for Best Multimedia Package in the national Pinnacle Awards Competition sponsored by the National College Media Association. Professor of Arts & Humanities and Owl Magazine Advisor Claudia Brown (center) is flanked by her Owl student staffers (left to right) Ryan Dickman, Ryan Moriarty, Adeyemi Ekundayo, Claudia Brown, D'Asya Nelson, Stone Felts, and Caroline Cooney. Photo: HCC Student Takeema N. Johnson
For release: 15 March, 2019
Owl Magazine, the student multimedia publication of Harford Community College in Bel Air, won 3rd place for Best Multimedia Package in the national Pinnacle Awards Competition sponsored by the National College Media Association. Of particular note is that this award was in a four-year college category, and HCC was the only community college recognized. It was also the first time that Owl Magazine has been recognized in this category, which judged the combined efforts of a print magazine article and a video.
The winning entry was Owl Magazine's feature story for the 2018 Freedom issue, "Freedom on the Road," and its bonus video, "Van Lives." Written by Ryan Dickman and Ryan Moriarty with additional reporting by Liz Doyle, "Freedom on the Road" takes a look at the history of automobiles in America and speculates on the industry's future. Caroline Cooney designed the magazine spread. "Van Lives" was shot by Stone Felts, Julia Morris, Oksanna Shulgach and Jaedon Stephens and edited by Stone Felts and Julia Morris. The video features interviews with nomadics who travel the country living out of their vans.
Nick Dement and Bre Mascetti acted as Co-Editors in Chief for the Freedom issue; Adeyemi Ekundayo was the Content Editor and Bre Mascetti was also the Art Director. Claudia Brown acted as the Chief Advisor, with John Morin and Matt Tennyson contributing as Content Advisors and Nick Rynes functioning as Technical Advisor.
Student media publications from across the country entered the competition, with the awards announced on March 9 at the annual National College Media Association Convention in New York City, New York. This marks the eighth year of the students publishing Owl Magazine, which features a variety of entertainment, community, opinion, political, sports, and fashion pieces. In the past seven years, Owl Magazine has won a total of 21 national awards.
Copies of the current issue of Owl Magazine are available on Harford Community College's campus and numerous community locations, such as high schools, libraries, restaurants, and businesses.
Readers can follow the nationally award-winning publication on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube (@OwlMagazine).
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