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About Curb Magazine


Every fall, Curb is produced and published by a class of students in the UW–Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Complimentary copies are distributed to thousands of alumni across the state.

Illustration by Channing Smith

Curb Magazine reaches more than 10,000 subscribers. Magazines have a high pass-along rate, meaning that each magazine copy will be read by at least two people. Additionally, they are one of the most permanent forms of media so Curb Pause will continue reaching audiences well beyond publishing.

Multiple past issues of Curb have won national awards. Curb Fearless, the magazine from 2018, was a national finalist for the Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence Award for best student magazine, a distinction the magazine earned in 2012 and 2014.

Celebrating its 19th year, Curb is a lifestyle magazine produced annually by 23 University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication students. Students work together in a capstone course to create individual stories, alternative story forms and multimedia pieces to share with others.