What is J417?

    J417 Magazine Publishing is offered only in the fall semester and satisfies the 400-level course requirement for both the journalism and strategic communication tracks. We’ll meet from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Wednesdays, but you should also plan on doing *significant* amounts of work outside of class. In addition to fulfilling the responsibilities of an assigned role on the magazine (see descriptions below), each student will produce one feature-length story (about 1,500-2,000 words), an alternative story form, a multimedia piece and social media engagement content to promote their work, and participate in staff events.. Be sure to check out the print version and online edition before you apply.

    Because the course requires a specific balance of student skills and interests to cover all the magazine positions, admission is by application only, and you’ll be asked to apply for the jobs that interest you. You can read more below about the responsibilities that go along with each magazine position. Please be thoughtful about what positions you choose to rank as your preferences — your application will be evaluated by how you fit among everyone who’s applied for a certain position, although if I could see you fitting in somewhere else, I may contact you about taking on a different role.

    Click here to apply for Curb (you must be signed in to your UW Google account to access the application form).

    Please email instructor Stacy Forster with any questions.


    Magazine positions