Best of the Web/Best of Digital 2015 Winners

Individual/Team/Single Class website

1st place: Whole Hog, Kelly Creedon, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2nd place: Moringa Verdes de Moringa, Amanda Sturgill, Elon University

3rd place: Advancement of the Islamic State, Collin Krizmanich, Michigan State University

Honorable Mention: War Poems, Joel Beeson, West Virginia University

Individual/Team/Single Class app

1st place: Bellwethr Magazine, Melissa Chessher, Syracuse University

2nd place: Highly Potent, Retha Hill, Cronkite School/Arizona State University

3rd place: cpm-the-stacks, Leslie Haines, Middle Tennessee State University

Multiple Class/Institution website

1st place: FW14 Fall Workshop, Renee Stevens, Syracuse University

2nd place: Crooked River Chronicles, Susan Zake, Kent State University

3rd place: Media Effects Lab, Minjie Li, Louisiana State University

Multiple Class/Institution app

1st place: Zoo Rush, Clay Ewing, University of Miami

2nd place: ROC National Diners’ Guide, Clay Ewing, University of Miami

 

AEJMC Best of Web 2014 winners

Individual/Class Projects
Web Design in the Service of Storytelling (rewarding elegance in interactive design with Websites)

First Place: After the Fall
Bonnie Layton, Indiana University
http://idsafterthefall.com

Second Place (tie): Enabled Nevada: the People of the Assistive Technology Resource Center
Howard Goldbaum, University of Nevada, Reno
http://enablednevada.com

Second Place (tie): What Dog Breeds Best Suit Your Personality Type?
Angelica Perez, CSU Fullerton
http://www.angelica-perez.com/dogbreedquiz

Third Place (tie): Living Galapagos
Pat Davison, UNC Chapel Hill
http://livinggalapagos.org

Third Place (tie): www.carolinaphotojournalism.org/cpjw/2013
Pat Davison, UNC Chapel Hill
www.carolinaphotojournalism.org/cpjw/2013

Multiple Class or Institutional Projects
Web Design in the Service of Storytelling (rewarding elegance in interactive design with Websites)

First Place: What Matters To Us
Pat Davison, UNC Chapel Hill
http://whatmatters2.us

Second Place: The Red Line Project Responsive Redesign
Mike Reilley, DePaul University
http://redlineproject.org/index.php

Third Place: The Fall Workshop 2013
Jon Glass, Syracuse University
http://www.thefallworkshop.com

Individual and Single-class App projects
Mobile App Design in the Service of Storytelling (rewarding elegance in interactive design with Apps)

First Place: Vertical Floor
Aileen Gallagher, Syracuse University
http://verticalfloormag.com

Second Place: ARchive LAPL
Robert Hernandez, USC Annenberg
http://news.usc.edu/63000/digital-knowledge-at-your-fingertips/

Third Place (tie): Virtual Dugout
Charles “Stretch” Ledford, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/virtual-dugout/id507830483?mt=8

Third Place (tie): Police + The Press
Adam Kuban, Ball State University

Multiple Class or Institutional App Projects
Mobile App Design in the Service of Storytelling (rewarding elegance in interactive design with Apps)

First Place: BSU Volleyball
Jennifer George-Palilonis, Ball State University

Second Place: Sports Link Tablet Edition
Jennifer George-Palilonis, Chris Taylor, Alex Kartman and Lemuel Young, Ball State University

Third Place: VOX Magazine — Living Well: Westside Residents Pursue Healthy Habits
Steve Davis, Syracuse University
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vox/id685488439?mt=8

Logo competition winners

From Alia Yunis, Associate Professor, Zayed University:

We’re delighted to announce the winners of this year’s logo competition.  We had 15 schools participate, but I think we will all remember University of South Alabama this year.  The judges never saw the names of the participants or their schools’ names. Judging took place over two rounds.

Here are the results.  This logo will be the logo for AEJMC 2015 in San Francisco.

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First Place:
Marc Goetti, Hawaii Pacific University
Faculty Supervisor:  Brian Cannon

 Second Place (Tie): 
Kelli Dickson, University of South Alabama
Faculty Supervisor:  Nadia Bush

Lathea Miskel, University of South Alabama
Faculty Supervisor:  Nadia Bush

 Third Place:
Jaclyn LeBatard, University of South Alabama
Faculty Supervisor:  Nadia Bush

Thank you to all the faculty who encouraged their students to take part!  We hope to see more of you next year.

We’d also like to thank the AEJMC faculty members who served as judges:  Mary Bock (University of Texas), Bettina Fabos (University of Northern Iowa), Tamara Gillis (Elizabethtown College), Bob Bitten (West Virginia University), Phil Loubere (Middle Tennessee State University), Matthew Haught (University of Memphis), Darren Sanefski (University of Mississippi)

Once again, congratulations to the finalists and to all the universities and colleges that participated.

Winners will be recognized at AEJMC 2014 in Montreal.

AEJMC Best of the Web 2013

As Web-based multimedia storytelling has evolved, so has Best of the Web. We have made accommodations for the growing number of CMS and template-based options while keeping the competition’s emphasis on original, innovative, interactive storytelling. This year we have established two categories that will reward the academic intent and scope of entrants’ projects:

CATEGORIES

–Individual or Class Project

All content must be created by an individual or a class with guidance from the entrant’s professor. All elements must be designed by the individual or the class with guidance from the professor of record. University staff or outside consultants may not create content, do any design, or do any coding. Entrants may use widgets and plugins. The use of a template or a content management system theme as a starting point is allowed, but entrants should understand that the judges will reward originality and innovation. The use of pre-designed templates or CMS themes WITHOUT SIGNIFICANT ADAPTATION TO AN ORIGINAL DESIGN is not allowed. If your entry is included in a larger site that includes other projects, please be sure to send only the link to your project.

–School or Institutional Project

This category will consider larger projects created by more than one class at a university, or projects created by more than one university as part of a journalism institute or center. All visual content must be generated by students. The entire project must be designed primarily by students with the understanding that due to database and technical issues outside the scope of a university class, contributions from professors, university staff and outside consultants may be necessary. Entrants may use widgets and plugins. The use of pre-designed template or a content management system theme as a starting point is allowed, but entrants should understand that the judges will reward originality and innovation. The use of pre-designed templates or CMS themes WITHOUT SIGNIFICANT ADAPTATION TO AN ORIGINAL DESIGN is not allowed. If your entry is included in a larger site that includes other projects, please be sure to send only the link to your project.

AWARDS

Judges will consider all entries based on content, design and technical innovation and will decide first place, second place and honorable mention awards for each category, as well as one award of excellence for the best overall entry.

1) DESIGN

Best use of content, design and interactivity to tell a story. First place, second place and honorable mention.

2) INNOVATION

Best use of content, innovative technology and interactivity to tell a story. First place, second place and honorable mention.

RULES FOR ENTERING

The ONLY qualified entrants for this competition are faculty and students who work for or attend an institution that is accredited by ACEJMC, or are current (paid) individual members of AEJMC and their students. University and college staff are not eligible to be entrants of record.

Individual/Class Project: The entrant of record should be the person who designed and primarily built the site.

School/Institutional Project: The entrant of record should be the supervising faculty member if the entrant contributed significantly to the design and production of the site. All school/institutional entries must be PRIMARILY created by students and faculty and not by staff, paid consultants or professional designers.

DISCLOSURE

1) The entry form will require you to list the names and roles of the students and faculty members who contributed to your entry as well as the names and roles of any contributors to your project who are not students or faculty members. The list MUST include the name and position of any university staff members, designers, developers or database consultants who contributed in any way to your project.

2) The entry form will require you to list the templates, CMS themes, plugins and widgets you used to produce your project.

SITES

All sites entered must advance education or research in journalism or mass communication. Sites unrelated to this field are NOT accepted. Sites must fit into one of the given categories. A site may be submitted only once per year and in only ONE category. An entrant may enter more than one site in a single year. Sites that do not fit the criteria will be eliminated from the competition by the chairs.

 

TO ENTER

A link to the contest entry form is at http://www.answerq.org/form.html

Entry deadline is the end of April 21, 2013, Eastern Time.

If you have any question, please contact Kim Komenich through kim.komenich@sjsu.edu or 415-531-8065

2012-13 Officers

Division Head
Bruce Thorson
Associate Professor
College of Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
234 Anderson Hall/PO Box 880474
Lincoln, NE 68588
Phone: 402.472.8279
Fax: 402.472.8597
Email: bthorson2@unl.edu

Vice-Head & Program Chair
Byung S. Lee
Associate Professor
School of Communications
Elon University
216-C McEwen Communications/2850 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
Phone: 336.278.5675
Fax: 336.278.5734
Email: byunglee@elon.edu

2nd Vice-Head
Seth Gitner
Assistant Professor
S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Syracuse University
215 University Place
Syracuse, NY 13244
Phone: 315.443.9183
Email: smgitner@syr.edu

Research Chair
Mary Bock
Assistant Professor
College of Communication
The University of Texas at Austin
300 W. Dean Keeton
Austin, TX 78712-1073
Phone: 512.471.1845
Email: mary.bock@austin.utexas.edu

PF&R Chair
Denise McGill
Assistant Professor
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
University of South Carolina
Coliseum 4005E
Columbia, SC 29208
Phone: 803.777.8707
Fax: 803.777.4103
Email: mcgilld@mailbox.sc.edu

Teaching Chair
Amy Devault
Elliott School of Communication
Wichita State University
1845 Fairmount
Box 31
Wichita, KS 67260-0031
Phone: 316.978.6052
Email: amy.devault@wichita.edu

Best of the Web Chair
Kim Komenich
Assistant Professor
School of Journalism & Mass Communications
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0026
Phone: 408.924.3268
Fax: 408.924.3229
E-mail: kkomenich@casa.sjsu.edu

Creative Projects
Quint Randle
Associate Professor
College of Fine Arts and Communications
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
Phone: 801.422.1694
Email: quint_randle@byu.edu

Logo Chair
Philip Motley
Assistant Professor
School of Communications
Elon University
2850 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
Phone: 336.278.5617
Email: pmotley@elon.edu

Membership Chair
Bonnie Layton
Lecturer
School of Journalism
Indiana University
940 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-7108
Phone: 812.855.1699
Email: bllayton@indiana.edu

Graduate Student Liaisons
Matt Haught
Digital Communication
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
Phone: 803.777.9620
Mobile: 304.634.3655
Fax: 803.777.4103
Email: haught@email.sc.edu

Visual Communication Quarterly Editor
Berkley Hudson
Associate Professor
School of Journalism
University of Missouri
321B Lee Hills Hall
Columbia, MO 65211-1370
Phone: 573.882.4201
Email: hudsonb@missouri.edu
VCQ Website

Newsletter Editor
Bob Britten
Assistant Professor
School of Journalism
West Virginia University
1511 University Ave.
Morgantown, WV 26505-6010
Phone: 304.293.8710
Fax: 304.293.3072
Email: Bob.Britten@mail.wvu.edu

Webmaster
Philip Loubere
Assistant Professor
School of Journalism
Middle Tennessee State University
1301 East Main St.
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Phone: 615.494.7749
Fax: 615.898.5866
Email: ploubere@mtsu.edu

Webmaster Committee
Wasim Ahmad
Assistant Professor
State University of New York-Stony Brook
N4024 Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3384
Phone: 631.632.1049
Fax: 631.632.7550
Email: wasim.ahmad@stonybrook.edu