The digital version of YO Magazine was created by students in Dr. Shelley Blundell’s Fall 2017 course, “Introduction to Magazine Journalism.” Although creating this publication and producing content for it was a graded class assignment, it was one in which the whole class participated wholeheartedly and diligently throughout the semester.
This online publication and its exceptional presentation would not have been possible without the time, talent and contributions of student Jordan Unger, who volunteered early in the process to serve as the publication’s editor. In addition to monitoring the various teams involved in the creation and production of YO Magazine’s inaugural online edition, Unger also produced a timely and well-researched article for the magazine, DACA Disbanded: What It Means for Youngstown, which went on to win third place in Individual Magazine Writing in the 2018 Society for Collegiate Journalists national contest.
Currently, Unger and student Marah Morrison are serving as co-editors of the 2018 Spring edition of the magazine. In a feature that earned an honorable mention for Individual Magazine Writing in the 2018 Society for Collegiate Journalists national contest, Morrison elaborated on her transition into the university and the transition of others in the 2017 YO story, The New Lady In Youngstown.
You can read more about Unger in his YO biography, Jordan Unger.
You can read more about Morrison in her YO biography, Marah Morrison.
Many thanks to Unger and Morrison for their service as editors to the Fall 2017/2018 Spring edition YO magazine, and hearty congratulations to all involved in its creation for their outstanding efforts. #YandProud