Editor

Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.”   T. S. Eliot

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UCSD’s TRITON MAGAZINE

Raymond Hardie was the founding editor of the UC San Diego alumni magazine, launched in 2004. He remained as editor for 10 years and left after publishing the September 2014 issue. The above visual represents 10 years of covers.

 

When the magazine was launched in 2004, it was named @UCSD. This is the cover of the premier issue. The magazine was  later renamed Triton.
When the magazine was launched in 2004, it was named @UCSD. This is the cover of the premier issue. The magazine was later renamed Triton.

 

Before the publication of  the new magazine, we produced a 60-page proposal that included analysis of the alumni readership, budgeting, and various structural and layout possibilities for discussion with university leadership.

 

 

 

 

 

How can you lose with a Dr. Seuss drawing on the cover? The article also won us a CASE award.
How can you lose with a Dr. Seuss drawing on the cover? The article also won us a CASE award.

 

The magazine was launched with the intention of equally privileging University research and our alumni community. Our mandate was to print narratives that informed, entertained and hopefully filled alumni, donors and friends with a well-deserved sense of pride. The first issue was mailed to over 80,000 alumni.

 

 

 

 

During the 10 years as editor, we introduced the readers to many of our successful alumni, from scientists to engineers, and entrepreneurs to artists.
During the 10 years as editor, we introduced the readers to many of our successful alumni, from scientists to engineers, and entrepreneurs to artists.

Each issue of the magazine presented us with the challenge of choosing from an abundance of stories and each individual issue was only part of the ongoing story of the successes of UC San Diego and its graduates. These ranged from features on scientific research in the university to features on alumni entrepreneurs (cover, left), to television writers and producers, to politicians and best-selling authors.

 

 

 

 

One of the pleasures of editing Triton was working with a great team at Patera Design. From conception of an idea through to the final designs or illustrations, it was an collaborative process that resulted in many awards.
One of the pleasures of editing Triton was working with a great team at Patera Design. From conception through to the final designs or illustrations, it was an collaborative process that resulted in many awards.

 

 

Bringing those stories to UCSD alumni for 10 years was an interesting and rewarding challenge, in that we were constantly working to achieve a balance between  university news and the stories of alumni achievements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

STANFORD MAGAZINE

This was a mega-magazine of 304 pages, containing over 1,000 articles, both short and long.
This was a mega-magazine of 304 pages, containing over 1,000 articles, both short and long.

 

Hardie started at Stanford magazine, as the editor of their the Centennial issue.

After the publication of this special issue, he became senior editor on the bimonthly magazine, working on 40 issues, editing and also writing features.

 

 

 

Stanford Travel premiered its first Silk Road trip in tk
Stanford Travel premiered its first Silk Road rail trip from Beijing to Moscow.
"This is one of my favorite stories. I found this cache of letters and developed the feature about a Stanford math professor and a prisoner in Alcatraz."
“This is one of my favorite stories. I found this cache of letters and developed the feature about a Stanford math professor and a prisoner in Alcatraz.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 1995, Hardie conceived and edited a book on the Stanford Memorial Church.
In 1995, Hardie conceived and edited a book on the Stanford Memorial Church.

In 1995, Hardie conceived and edited a book on the Stanford Memorial Church. Glory of Angels contains three essays and over 30 photos and illustrations of the Stanford Memorial Church. This also involved historical research  in the photo archives. The research, writing and editing of the captions were particularly challenging but also deeply satisfying.

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