New Centennial Journalism Magazine for International Students wins IPAO award

Michael Brooke (Concrete Wave), Barry Finn (the Rider),  Marcia Todd (FabricCare Canada), Mike Davis (Escarpment Views), Johanna Power (Lake Simcoe Living) and Ellin Bessner ( Centennial College Journalism), with the editors of InFuze Magazine.

InFuze Magazine, Toronto’s first magazine directly specifically at the 20,000 international students who come to the city to attend university or college each year, won the 2011 Independent Publishers Association of Ontario’s award for best new niche magazine, at a dinner last week in Toronto.

The publishers urged the journalism students to continue with their magazine as a viable business, and urged them to make the jump into independent publishing.

The students created InFuze for the Advanced Magazine publishing course which is part of their senior semester at the joint journalism program between Centennial College and the University of Toronto.

InFuze editors present their magazine to the IPAO publishers.  (l to r) Natalie Sequeira, Aakanksha Tangri, Chantelle Henriques, Erica Tiangco and Janice Yeung.

Second place magazine was TastingSuccess, a magazine for restaurant entrepreneurs in the Toronto area.

Kaitlynn Ford and Jessica Lee of Tasting Success magazine at their launch Dec. 16 (missing Yamri Tadesse, Hina Jasim and Nadia Persaud) Managing Editor: Paul Grossinger.
The other two fabulous magazines were EJECT, for the Queen Street West crowd of hipsters, indies, post-modern youth and non-conformists in the Toronto area,
Mersiha Gadzo, Jessica Moy, Patrice America , Christina Cheng and Kayla Kreutzberg at the launch of Eject (absent: Maryam Shah)
and Toronto 2.0, a magazine with urban thinker Richard Florida on the masthead, a magazine that takes a look at the future of the city.
Alex Kozovski, Kyle Larkin, Andre Thurairatnam, and James Wattie at the launch of their magazine Dec 16.

Special thanks to instructors Martin Seto (Masthead magazine), Kelly Dirken (Ironstone Printing), Adrian Doran (Adrian Doran design), Doug Bennet (North Island Graphic publishing), Jack Tachdjian (Spectracolor), Ted Fairhurst and Philip Alves(Centennial Journalism).

Managing Editors for all four magazines were Ellin Bessner (Centennial Journalism), and Paul Grossinger (founder of KAP Media and group publisher Security magazines, Annex Business Media.)

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