About the entry
Education, as a topic, is hot these days and it's something everyone, regardless of background, policy interest or sector, is interested in. Trying to find a way to make stories connected to its community but also appealing to anyone is a fun challenge that Harvard Ed. Magazine has excelled in. It has also tackled some controversial topics in education, such as the lack of training for teachers and other educators around supporting (and understanding) transgender students.
From the Judges' Report
This magazine has a great personality. The abbreviated name, Ed, is brilliant. Ed is sophisticated yet feels friendly and engaging. The overall design is clean yet compelling with a great mix of photographs and illustrations. The illustrations bring about a sense of playfulness. The “Intro” section is vibrant and offers a nice balance of interesting longer and shorter pieces.
The magazine’s content is timely and appeals to both an internal and external audience. Relevant and important topics about education are presented in a variety of ways through alumni profiles, student profiles, campus news and feature stories. Ed tackles and presents important and controversial topics like the features on “Goodwill Not Enough” about the lack of educator training to support transgender students and “The Battle Over Charter Schools.” The magazine has positioned itself as a resource and an expert in education and offers interesting takeaways for parents, educators and a general population.
Ed is a magazine you can read from cover to cover.