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It’s the Message in the Media

It’s the Message in the Media

Since the pandemic, there has been a lot of conversation on the CASE Editors List Serv (CUE) about the state of alumni print publications. Some have ceased printing and moved to a digital-only model. In most cases the budget is behind the decision, and rightfully so...
Finding Your Institution’s Voice

Finding Your Institution’s Voice

One of the questions I ask when working on magazines is “Why this story for this magazine and this audience?” The New York Times Magazine will tell a story one way, while O will have a completely different approach based on their readerships. An alumni magazine needs...
Inspiration vs. Plagiarism

Inspiration vs. Plagiarism

I recently read an article in an industry magazine about the process and conceptual development behind the issue’s cover. The design agency and editor shared work from other designers and labeled the work “concepts.” The final cover was virtually a direct replication...