Chicago Arts and Communication magazine was first published in 1991, produced annually as a class project. Its content remains different from other campus magazines as it does not focus on traditional student life or literary works, but rather, explores subjects taught at Columbia College Chicago and how these disciplines are practiced in Chicago.
The magazine name changed to Echo in 1997, primarily because, as its faculty adviser stated, its earlier name was a "typographical mouthful". Remaining focused on arts and communication, the magazine continues to explore campus and Chicago areas of intersection, delivering campus, local, national, and international topics of interest to the Columbia community twice a year and continues to be entirely written, photographed, and edited by current students of the College.
This award-winning publication is now published online and current editions are found: Echo Magazine website.
If you have physical issues of Echo or Chicago Art and Communication that are not held here, please consider contributing them to the collection. For more details, contact College Archives at Columbia College Chicago