Degree Type

Honors Capstone Project

Date of Submission

Spring 5-1-2012

Capstone Advisor

Melissa Chessher, Associate Professor; Chair, Magazine Journalism Department

Honors Reader

Mark Obbie, Professor

Capstone Major

Magazine, Newspaper, and Online Journalism

Capstone College

Public Communications

Audio/Visual Component


Audio/Visual Location

Honors Library

Capstone Prize Winner


Won Capstone Funding


Honors Categories


Subject Categories

Art and Design | Communication | Journalism Studies


HUE magazine is a print title dedicated toward the uplift and synergy of women of color in America. At present, there is no publication that makes a conscious effort to not single out women of color in specific ethnic groups, but instead to talk to all of them simultaneously.

At its core, HUE’s target audience is first generation women of color between the ages of 18-25. It is a lifestyle magazine with stories in fashion, beauty, love, culture, health, entrepreneurship, and more. The goal is for the magazine to appeal to the girl in us all who loves fashion and beauty. But it also aims to appeal to support and challenge the ambitious, self-actualizing, persevering spirit present within us all.

The magazine is designed to be a place of comfort, but also a place of discovery where women can see people who look like them and see a piece of themselves in people who don’t. This project was created with the help of writers, photographers, and graphics designers. There is original photography throughout the book in the fashion and beauty sections, culture sections, and more. The design is original and was created to best reflect the HUE vision and audience.

Two Syracuse University juniors who were inspired by the project aim to create a publication similar to HUE which will debut in the Fall 2012-Spring 2013 school year.

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