Magazine Analysis: The Atlantic

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.

The March 2017 issue of The Atlantic.

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.

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Fall 2016

CodyBotelerI’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.

Summer 2016

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 I’ve gone out on stories with reporters, created my own multimedia stories and produce daily content for the website.

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