Welcome to The Contemporary Magazine

https://smartblogger.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Magazines-300x225.jpgWelcome to the website for JOUR 500 The Contemporary Magazine, a course in San Francisco State University’s Journalism Department taught by Professor Rachele Kanigel.

In this course we’ll explore all aspects of magazine publishing, including the history of the industry; new developments, such as digital and tablet publishing; audience development; editorial content; design; production; distribution; business plan writing; and alternative revenue models. This semester, we’ll hear from a number of leaders and innovators in the magazine publishing field, including:

  • Kat Rowlands, editor-in-chief of Diablo Magazine
  • Reid Cammack, creative director of Gloss Magazine
  • Indhira Rojas, founder of Anxy Magazine
  • Eva Rodriguez, Adam Needs and Andrea Garcia-Vargas of OZY
  • Harry Spitzer of Epic Magazine

This course goes beyond theory and study; the most important aspect will be the final group project. For much of the semester students will work in teams to create a launch plan and prototype for a new publication. You’ll also have opportunities to meet and network with magazine professionals on your own. Start thinking of a Bay Area magazine you’d like to delve into.

Get ready to immerse yourself in the world of magazine publishing and get a taste of what it’s like to be a media entrepreneur!


About rkanigel

I'm an associate professor of journalism at San Francisco State University, where I teach Introduction to Online Journalism, Reporting, Newswriting and other courses and advise Golden Gate [X]press, the student newspaper. I was a daily newspaper reporter for 15 years and I've written for many magazines and websites, including TIME, U.S. News & World Report, Prevention, Health, Reader's Digest, lime.com and CNN.com.

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