2014 - Fall
Course Number: JOUR-GA 1182.002
Day & Time: Tuesday, 6:30pm-10:00pm
Location: Room 652
Instructor: Abraham Riesman
While the rows of glossy magazines on a newsstand grab our attention, magazine reporting and writing exists on a variety of platforms: Tweets, online posts, blogs and features, listicles, and multimedia, from slideshows to videos. Magazine publishing is a two-way street where the “book” needs to reach out to readers by marketing the piece on social media, encouraging feedback and sharing, and keeping track of feedback.
Taught in conjunction with “Writing Reporting Workshop I,” the “Digital Magazine” will teach students how practice magazine journalism on various platforms. Half the semester will be devoted to multimedia: conceptualizing, shooting and producing photos, slideshows and video. The other half of the semester will focus on digital skills such as using social media for research and reporting as well as branding, data visualization and analytics.