Journalism Students Win Top Honors in TIPA Contest

First place awarded to SMU Look magazine and series on gentrification

SMU Look Magazine Cover - Woman in tan Fall outfit in nature
First Place – Overall Magazine Excellence, First Place – Overall Magazine Design

SMU Meadows journalism students won multiple awards at the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA) competition in late March.

SMU Look, the fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazine written and produced by students in the Journalism/Fashion Media program, won first place awards for overall magazine excellence and overall design. An SMU Daily Campus series titled “Gentrification Across Dallas” won first place for in-depth reporting.

Founded in 1909, TIPA represents student media – newspapers, magazines, yearbooks, radio, television and online – at two-year and four-year colleges and universities throughout Texas. It is one of the nation’s largest and most respected collegiate press associations.

“This is a great showing for our student media operation, and we are extremely proud of the students and faculty involved,” said Division of Journalism Chair Tony Pederson. “Producing excellent journalism across multiple platforms is the goal of the division, and these results show the success of the commitment being made by students and faculty.”

Here is the list of SMU winning entries:

Check out the award-winning spring and fall 2019 issues of SMU Look. Read more about SMU Look, SMU Daily Campus and the Division of Journalism.