Magazine Writing and Research

Course Code: JRNL 317

Academic Year: 2017-2018

In this introductory course, students apply the skills needed to write for consumer magazines, both in print and online. Analytical skills are employed in examining the current Canadian magazine market and determining the freelance and staff requirements for a perfect audience-centred pitch. Students will develop the basic skills of a magazine writer, focusing on feature and service pieces for Canadian consumer magazines, print and online. Examination and application of the accepted practices from research through to final draft should produce potentially publishable articles.