Campus Safety Named Magazine of the Year

LOS ANGELES – Campus Safety magazine has been designated 2010 Magazine of the Year by Bobit Business Media. In a ceremony held in Los Angeles on Tuesday, the publication’s editors received word that they beat out more than 20 other magazines that were in the running for this highly coveted prize.

The Magazine of the Year designation is one of three awards and nominations CS has received this year. It also won Bobit Business Media’s Best News Section award and was a finalist for the Best Public Safety/Trade Maggie award.

One reason for CS’ success is its dedication to increasing awareness about university, hospital and K-12 campus and district public safety issues, says CS Executive Director Robin Hattersley Gray. “Our magazine strives to speak directly and exclusively to stakeholders in this underserved and important niche,” she says. “Judging by this award, I guess we’re doing something right.”

A multitude of recent print and online innovations also grabbed the Magazine of the Year judges’ attention. CS published its inaugural Yearbook issue in December, which was the first of its kind for the university, school and hospital security, law enforcement and emergency management sectors. The Yearbook features a vendor directory, as well as results from the publication’s exclusive salary survey, which queried readers about officer benefits, job satisfaction, tenure, weapons status and other demographics, including race and gender.


Other valuable CS innovations include its Web site ( and eNewsletter redesigns, which were completed in May. CS’ digital edition was unveiled in November.

But the editors of CS are not resting on their laurels. In September, the publication will unveil its National Campus Safety Month supplement, which will feature important information on mass notification, Clery Act compliance, access control, video surveillance, sexual assault prevention, gangs and residence hall security. 

“We continually work to improve our editorial quality and cultivate awareness about these critical issues,” says Hattersley Gray. “Some might say it’s a higher calling, and hopefully, we’re answering that call by helping hospital, school and university public safety stakeholders protect America’s students, patients, faculty and campus staff. I don’t think there could be anything more important or rewarding.”

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