Baruch Publication Dollars & Sense
Awarded College Digital Gold Crown by
Columbia Scholastic Press Association


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NEW YORK, NY- March 18, 2014 - Members of the Baruch College community have struck gold! Dollars & Sense, the award-winning online magazine published by Baruch’s Journalism Department and its students, was recently awarded the College Digital Gold Crown by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. D&S was selected by a Board of Judges that included national journalists and graphic designers, college advisers, and professors.

Founded in 1979 by Baruch Journalism Professor Roslyn Bernstein, who remains its publisher, for years Dollars & Sense was printed each spring and distributed to students, faculty, corporate leaders and media professionals in the New York region. In 2008, Dollars & Sense switched to an online format to capitalize on multimedia technology and publish students’ work more frequently. Dollars & Sense is reported and edited by students, with the support of faculty advisers. Since D&S converted from print to online only, it has received a total four Digital Gold Crowns (2008, 2009, 2011 and 2013) and one Digital Silver Crown (2010).

The Gold Crown was presented to the staff who worked on the publication in 2013. Baruch faculty advisers include Joshua Mills, Chair of the Journalism Department at Baruch; Carl Rollyson, Professor of Journalism and the Writing Professions; Andrea Gabor, Bloomberg Professor Business Journalism; and Fran Antmann, Professor of Fine and Performing Arts, who is the photo adviser.

“I am thrilled about the latest Gold Crown award for D&S. So many magazines fold after only a few years of publication and so many fail when they try to transform themselves from print to digital,” said Professor Bernstein. “D&S, now in its 35th year, has beaten the odds.”

“Powered by our amazing, creative students, Dollars & Sense's great strength is its inclusiveness,” said Professor Mills. “The work of three dozen students was published last year, many of them first-time contributors. The staff has also grasped new technology at every opportunity and tweaks D&S each year to make it better.”

The 2013 staff included: Ashleigh Baker, Peter Bell, Taylor Bilecky, Patrick Campbell, Christine Dayao, Willie Diaz, Deena Farrell, Svetlana Farinha, Elisha Fieldstadt (editor-in-chief 2013), Dmitriy Godunov, Alex Goetzfried  (managing editor, 2013), Adrien Hobbs, Jesus Izarra, Jason Javaherian, Kamelia Kilawan, Emma Kazaryan, Trudy Knockless, Milena Kozlowska, Kerry Mack, Earl Mays (managing editor, 2013), Emily Murphy, Rukmani Nayyar, Emelie Pettersson, Jimmy Rivera, Laura Rossi, Elsa Säätelä, Thomas Seubert, Crystal Simbudyal, Roxanne Torres, Rebecca Ungarino, Antonio Viveros, Jheanel Walters, Michael Wang, Brad Williams, Henry Wu, and Eleanore Ye.

 

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Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.


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