2016 Honorees for Outstanding Magazine Article

Kirk St. Amant for his article, “Re-considering Social Media for Global Contexts” in the April 2015 issue of Intercom.

Citation: For posing important questions for technical communicators using social media with global audiences. The article is an outstanding example of using international technical communication principles in a modern media context.

2016 Honoree for Outstanding Magazine Article

Saul Carliner for his article, “Technical Communication at a Crossroads” in the Nov/Dec 2015 issue

Citation: For providing a historical perspective on the field and indentifying challenges the technical communication profession faces after four epochs. The article provides a thorough overview of the past and a clear direction to strive for in the future of  Intercom.

2016 Honoree for Outstanding Guest-Edited Issue

Marcia Riefer Johnston for the January 2015 issue of Intercom, with a theme of “fundamental writing and editing skills.”

Citation: For guest editing an exemplary issue of  Intercom that provides readers with an essential primer on fundamental writing and editing skills. The issue provides new insights and ongoing conversation on a core topic within technical communication.

Nomination process

Please consult the guidelines for the complete nomination process.

Who is eligible: Intercom authors and guest editors

Who may nominate: Intercom Award committee

Due date for nominations: February 2017

Honorees notified: After vote by STC Board of Directors, usually March

Award Presented: At the Honors Banquet at the STC Technical Communication Summit

The Intercom Awards Guidelines (coming soon)

Previous winners of the Intercom Awards


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