From Owl Magazine:
Harford Community College’s student publication, Owl Magazine, won three national awards in competitions sponsored by the College Media Association.
Owl Magazine’s YouTube Channel won first place in the Pinnacle Award category of Two-Year TV Station of the Year for 2015-2016. While many staff members contributed to these production efforts, the following students were involved as either on-air talent, videographers and/or video editors for the award-winning entries: Sydney Gaeth and Kelsey Stephenson for “Waging War on the Pay Gap,” Sydney Gaeth, Matt Tennyson, and Neil Harman for “Vegan for a Day” and Faras Aamir for “Food Mood.”
In a film festival sponsored by the College Media Association and open to both two-year colleges and four-year institutions, Owl Magazine’s staff won two third place awards for films shot in 2015 and 2016. A film shot and edited by Matthew Tennyson about the Baltimore Uprising won 3rd place in the Short Documentary category. A video about the Maryland Fashion Exchange, which was shot and edited by Kelsey Stephenson and featured reporting by Megan Malkus, won 3rd place in the Video News category.
The awards were announced at the Fall National College Media Convention, held in Atlanta, Georgia from October 26-30.
Owl Magazine has been a multimedia publication, producing videos since the fall of 2014. Claudia Brown, Associate Professor of Mass Communications, is the Chief Adviser of Owl Magazine. Philip Roszak acted as Technical Adviser for the 2015-2016 school year.
In addition to a YouTube channel, Owl Magazine also shares digital content via its Facebook page and new Instagram account. Copies of Owl Magazine’s print publication can be found on HCC’s campus, in libraries, schools and a variety of local businesses.