Magazine Innovation: Writing
- Karen E Springen
- Fisk Hall 206 - ThFr 9:00AM - 5:00PM
- The Magazine/Interactive Innovation Project's client will be WBEZ, Chicago's award-winning National Public Radio station.
The mission of this class: Research and develop an engaging, content-rich interactive product (or products) to spark and harness conversation about -- and build robust community around -- global topics that are important to Chicago natives and immigrants.
The project, tentatively called "Chicago Worldview," explicitly melds a local focus with the name of WBEZ's long-running mid-day program, "Worldview." "From Nobel Peace Prize winners to Nicaraguan sweatshop workers, Worldview highlights a range of voices that go beyond the headlines," WBEZ says of Worldview. "The show also delves deep into the people and forces shaping Chicago's world communities, exploring issues and events through in-depth series and public events."
Our project comes at time of exciting change at WBEZ, as it focuses on using interactive platforms to expand its core audience and engaging in more conversations with listeners and others in the community. The station sees its role as a "neutral and imperative meeting place for everyone, a polycultural arena in which difference is honored and in which information and culture are communicated with vitality through authentic voices speaking from human perspectives and daily experience."
This project will fuse the oldest forms of storytelling (the spoken and written word) with one of the newest (interactive). It will also blend the core skills of magazine publishing (creating a "curated editorial product") and interactive publishing (creating engaging, interactive experiences and building user communities).
- MSJ program only; prerequisites: JOUR 424-0 and 424-1; fulfills capstone requirement for Magazine Writing & Editing concentration.
- Companion course for JOUR 434-0.
- Attendance at 1st class mandatory
No P/N option for this section
Permission of School
- Enrollment Requirements: Registration is restricted to students who are in the MSJ program with a subplan of Magazine Writing and Editing.
Overview of class
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