The Magazine of the Year

On June 24, LMU Magazine was named the 2020 Robert Sibley Magazine of the Year. This top honor in university magazine publishing is given by CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education), an international association of higher education professionals.

The Sibley judges said LMU Magazine “tackles politics and religion head-on; its subjects and authors celebrate the diversity of Los Angeles; and it gives readers a true sense of place, whether they have ever set foot on campus or not. Alongside its editorial excellence, every design and graphic choice is thoughtful, always serving the story and reader experience. This is a superb periodical that exemplifies how good a university magazine can be.”

The CASE Circle of Excellence Awards is an annual competition that recognizes the work of a range of university administrators. The magazine competition includes those from universities around world, including Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. Loyola Marymount University is the first Jesuit university whose magazine has been awarded the Sibley prize since it was established in 1943.

Among the universities that entered the magazine competition this year were the University of Notre Dame, Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, the University of Pennsylvania, University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Toronto. Previous winners of the Sibley prize include Harvard Business School, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Cambridge and the University of Chicago.

LMU Magazine won five additional awards in the competition for cover above), design, writing, illustration and general excellence. The university’s magazine has garnered more than 60 awards in both higher education and national and international marketplace competitions including SPD (Society of Publication Designers), the Los Angeles Press Club, Communication Arts, Graphis and UCDA. The magazine is produced by Marketing, Communications and External Relations.