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The Undergraduate Journal of Contemporary Issues and Media

We have a new undergraduate journal that publishes undergraduate work to a wide audience. The journal is entitled the Undergraduate Journal of Contemporary Issues and Media and is student run through our Technical Editing course, which I teach in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric Studies at the University of Utah. Each year on November 30th we go live with a digital edition of multimedia pieces that address various issues that impact those between the ages of 18-24. The journal will be housed in WorldCat through our library and will be accessible to over 70,000 libraries in some 170 countries. 

I have attached a partial (and still in progress draft) of our 2018 volume so you can get a better sense of it.  Other pieces include a piece on animal/human relations (Stanford student), a policy brief on Asian mental health in California (UC-Davis student), and an open mic on liminal spaces of identity (Colgate student). We welcome various genres, including those taught in a variety of courses.

Student submissions can be sent to (deadline January 15th, 2019). If you have any questions, please contact me at



The Department of Writing & Rhetoric Studies is proud to showcase The Undergraduate Journal of Contemporary Issues and Media. To view the Journal check out the links below.…/28b6db0c-5aed-46f0-9a7d-37e6daa4db…

Also, if you check that last pages, you will see a call for proposals for the next edition. The deadline is coming up on January 15th, 2019.

Front cover of The Undergraduate Journal of Contemporary Issues and Media

Last Updated: 12/11/21