From the Nominator
These three issues of Dartmouth Alumni Magazine present our breadth and depth in delivering a compelling package to our readers every other month. Our mission is to engage, inform, and entertain the 59,000 undergraduate alumni of Dartmouth College, and we are editorially independent of the administration. We strive for a journalistic approach, balance, and fantastic visuals, and we feel these three issues—including a special double issue we published to celebrate the college's 250th anniversary—demonstrate excellent, reader-driven magazine making, and we hope you agree.
From the Judges
This magazine was inherently interesting, even though we have no connection with Dartmouth. The "sound bites" quotes on the contents page are an effective way to draw readers in. The writing is consistently good, and story topics kept us engaged. The magazine gets points for being upfront with a news story about a student who got lost in the woods for two days during a class field trip. Photography is uniformly excellent, and this magazine knows how to use it to its maximum potential. Dartmouth finds creative ways to cover recurring events such as commencement and reunion. One innovative approach involved using an unusual type of time-lapse photography to showcase football, basketball, lacrosse, and baseball games. This magazine excels at producing photo essays and artfully designed layouts that are not too text-heavy and that keep readers invested. The result is an inventive, appealing, and dynamic publication that strikes just the right balance among information, entertainment, and aesthetics to keep its readers engaged with campus.