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1 Magazine Journalism Welcome back to JO-203

2 Outline Take attendance Review of last week Review Reading Generating story ideas Coming up with ideas for stories Thinking of marketable magazines for lifestyle pieces

3 Outline cont’d… Lifestyle magazine writing Writing exercises There will be time for breaks Work on online stories

4 Attendance Tell me about your favourite magazine and why you buy it as I take attendance

5 Review of last week What are some of the things you remember from what you learned last week?

6 The Bigger Picture You have read Part One from The Bigger Picture What did you learn? What are some of the writing techniques that you noticed? What was your favourite part of the section?

7 Reading cont’d… Next week please read Part Two from the same book

8 Generating story ideas Where do story ideas come from?

9 Story ideas Come from personal experience Come from things you observe Come from other sources of media Come from friends, family members, co-workers, etc. Come through serendipity on the Internet and in the library These are just some of the places

10 Lifestyle Writing The elements of lifestyle writing Story structure What makes a lifestyle piece? Examples of lifestyle writing

11 Sharing ideas and Going Over Pitches OK…let’s share the ideas and give constructive criticism on them

12 Break time Let’s take a 15 minute break We’ll be back to give you in class time to work on your online stories for marks

13 Online Stories Thanks for coming back What are online stories? Why are some of them so brief?

14 Examples of Online Stories Here are some examples of online stories

15 Online Stories cont’d… Discussion of online stories Work on a 200-word online story in class for marks All the stories will be published on my online magazine Donna They must be original content

16 Sending Stories Please stories before the end of class at: as well as

17 In-Class Work Work on your online stories

18 Break Time You can continue working through the break, or you can actually take one Please make sure you have your online story completed before the end of the class

19 Magazine ideas It would not hurt to start thinking of magazine ideas now for the lifestyle, profile and public affairs pieces you will be doing for the class We talked about how important the market is for magazines What do you think is the most important reason why magazines sell?

20 Magazine ideas cont’d… Keeping this in mind… What are some of your ideas for magazine topics? What are some of your ideas for magazine themes? We’ll discuss them in class You will have an assignment you will have time to work on next week in-class

21 Assignment Write a 500-word lifestyle magazine piece that is due next week Keep it according to CP Style Any questions?

22 Sharing with class Let’s discuss your ideas

23 Wrap-up Next week we will continue with story pitches and lifestyle writing If you need to contact me, feel free to do so at I look forward to seeing all of you next week

24 Wrap-up cont’d… Remember what the required texts are for this class We will continue to review them next week Keep in mind that our class will done online next week through Blackboard


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