Editor's Blog

Joseph Wakelee-Lynch

LMU Magazine Online — The Next Step

December 6, 2016

Nothing gets better that stays the same. For several months, we’ve been working to improve and relaunch the LMU Magazine website that first appeared in July 2010. Our original release was touted for its simplicity, clear lines and easy navigation. While accurate, those qualities didn’t relieve us from the occasional experience of that our hands were tied when it came to presenting some of the most engaging and interesting content. And the old site had a feature or two that never quite took off.

The site you see now is our improved version of LMU Magazine as it exists online. As before, you’ll find not only the stories, photography and illustrations published in the award-winning print version of LMU Magazine but also videos, slideshows and interactive games, along with original content that enables LMU Magazine to address timely subjects that can’t wait on the print publishing schedule. In fact, our new site will render us better able to do justice to the photography for which LMU Magazine has become known.

Since LMU Magazine was unveiled in July 2010, the print publication has earned 40 awards in writing, design, photography and illustration from Graphis, SPD (Society of Publication Designers, UCDA (University and College Designers Association), CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) and JAA (Jesuit Advancement Administrators). The magazine has been featured several times in Communication Arts. In the Graphis and SPD competitions, the magazine has competed against the top marketplace publications in the United States, from the Sunday New York Times Magazine to National Geographic and ESPN The Magazine. In annual CASE Circle of Excellence competitions, LMU Magazine has taken top honors in a category that includes magazines from Dartmouth, Middlebury, Oberlin, Denison and the College of Charleston, as well as institutions in Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. We promise to continue to bring to online readers the same quality content that has earned LMU’s flagship publication a reputation as one of the best magazines being produced by a university today.

Please take a moment to browse our new site, take in a video, or mull some current political analysis. Let us know what you think, and thanks for stopping by.