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Journalism 417: Magazine and Magazine Editing

The Magazine Editing course is an exciting hands-on class that transforms a group of about 20 journalism students into a magazine staff for a semester. The students work diligently to produce a high-quality magazine called Curb, from start to finish, that is distributed throughout Wisconsin and that actually competes with others in the professional market. Emulating a real newsroom, each student has a specific staff position in the areas of business, Web, design and editorial. Staffers work closely with one another to meet demanding deadlines and in the process learn about the interconnectedness of every aspect of magazine production - including the best techniques in print layout, what it takes to develop an editorial philosophy for a target market, how to design a sophisticated Web site, the best ways to sell advertising and create a Public Relations plan and much, much more.