Magazine students secure New Digital Product award
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
From Left: Gill Hudson, editor-in-chief Reader's Digest; Cardiff magazine students Ruth Harrison, Angharad Jones, Aimee Steen and Josie Allchin
Cardiff’s Magazine students enjoyed a night of award success as Angharad Jones won the Barclays 100voices editorship, while magazine and website hybrid re:new won the ‘New Digital Product Concept’ prize at the Magazine Academy awards in London last month.
The re:new brand, created by a group of now graduated Diploma magazine students from 2009/2010, used a fusion of online and offline media to reach its target demographic describing itself as a “unisex, forward-looking, active focused magazine aimed at the recently retired who have found themselves with extra time, extra money and plenty of life to live.”
Hosted by the Periodicals Training Council Chairman and BBC Magazines Director Nicholas Brett, the students received their award having demonstrated their passion and ideas to create a brand new magazine using a compelling business proposal and engaging editorial content.
Cardiff’s winning night continued with Angharad Jones winning a six month editorship of the new Barclays 100voices e-zine and website. 100voices, which is written by students, for students, provides real-world tips to manage money and finances while at University.
Tim Holmes, Director of the Magazine Diploma said “The magazine industry is currently a very exiting place to be. The innovation showed by this group of students typifies the training environment we create at Cardiff.
“Coupled with a sound business proposal, re:new has created a strong brand with the perfect marketing-mix of offline and online media for its audience.
“After winning the PTC’s New Student Magazine of the Year in 2008, this new award continues to underline why young magazine journalists choose Cardiff for their postgraduate training.”