If the old adage, “third time’s a charm is true,” then you are in for a wonderful semester. In our new curriculum, we have merged publication layout and design (formerly required only for media writing and publishing students) and editing (formerly required for mw&p and public relations students). Now the course is called Editing and Design and is required by advertising, contemporary journalism and public relations emphases.
In the spring semester, we have the task of producing the Mass Media Messenger, an annual publication that is mailed to all mass media alumni and friends. We sell the ads, create the content, edit the content and design its pages.
As for the course, I’ve tweaked it and obsessed over it during break. I realized one big thing was missing–the course blog. I love blogs. I’m known for it. I think the addition of this blog has already made the class better.