I haven’t touched this website in awhile and I’m about to graduate, so I figured it was about time I gave it an update.
Our final magazine analysis was to be about an organization’s magazine. I wanted to analyze National Geographic, but someone jumped on that before I could.
Click through for my analysis of AARP The Magazine, which has the most subscribers of any magazine in the country.
This is the second of three magazine analyses I’m doing for a magazine publishing class at Towson University. You can see my first one here.
Click through to read the entire analysis of the news website Slate. It’s broken into sub-categories.
My last semester at Towson University, I’m finally in a class I’ve heard about since my sophomore year: Magazine publishing with Thom Lieb. Lieb taught me a lot in digital publishing and news editing — and he helped me with my application so I could be a part of the Online News Association Student Newsroom.
This semester, we have to do three magazine analyses. For our first go, I chose one of my favorites, The Atlantic.
I’ve liked The Atlantic for awhile now — I don’t remember what it was, unfortunately, that brought me to them in the first place. But some of my favorite pieces of journalism — like The Obama Doctrine — have come from its pages.
The analysis is below, broken into sub-categories. You may have to click-through the read more button.
I’m stalling right now. There are a few things I should be doing to get ready for the semester–sending a couple more emails, typing up my notes from an interview, sending out Towerlight Today…but instead, I’m blogging.
I don’t know what that says about me. I’m being lazy but at least I’m putting that time to good use, right?
Fall 2016 is going to be one hell of a semester. I’m interning at Circa, going to Denver for the Online News Association Student Newsroom and serving as editor-in-chief of The Towerlight, working to transition our newsroom to digitally-focused and digital-first.
The good news is, because I’m getting school credit for my internship, I only need to take three classes to maintain my full-time status as a student. Which is GREAT. I’m going to have so much time for activities.
I should get back to work.
About a week ago was my last day as a newsroom intern for WMAR. It’s so, so strange to me that the summer is already over.
I’m constantly in the habit of trying to blog more.
It…doesn’t always work. Moving on.
Summer 2016 is going to be totally different than summer 2015. Last summer, I worked with Appalachia Service Project in Rutherford County, North Carolina. I blogged about it a few times. It was an incredible summer, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world, as difficult as it was sometimes.
This summer, I’ve been interning at WMAR-TV and working a lot with the digital team at abc2news.com. I’ve gone out on stories with reporters, created my own multimedia stories and produce daily content for the website.
It’s been awhile since I’ve touched this blog. It’s been awhile since I’ve taken time to sit down and write about what I’ve been writing about and what I’ve been working on.
It’s not my fault, though, I promise–we’ve had a really busy semester.
I don’t know how it took me six weeks of construction, in addition to the full summer of ASP staff that I already have under my belt, to realize this, but I am never going to have another job like being an Appalachia Service Project summer staffer.
I’ve had weeks that have flown by and weeks that have dragged on forever. I’ve shared a lot of victories with my staff, and with ASP as a whole. We’ve also faced a lot of difficulties — and, recently, a week where a lot of difficulties happened all at once.
I’ve missed home. I’ve missed vacations, birthday parties, graduation parties, my dog and my girlfriend (not necessarily in that order). This summer’s been tough on my anxiety.
But I wouldn’t trade the experience of an ASP summer.
Today, Wednesday, July 1, is ASP Midsummer. Today is the 18th day of construction. We have 17 left. It’s our fourth week of volunteers. Some projects are starting to wrap up — but we’ve still got a lot of work to do.