Taught by Margit K.F.
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TO BREAK INTO JOURNALISM:
Wednesday, January 21, 2004
3-hour basic training class providing the inside scoop on how to
make the transition into journalism. Tips on how to get clips, the
easiest parts of magazines to break into, how get "in"
with an editor and more.
WRITING FOR WOMEN’S MAGAZINES:
Tuesday, February 3, 2004
are the secrets to slipping your foot in while losing as few toes
as possible? Whether you are thinking of making a career change,
preparing to quit your job and go freelance, or just want to do
a little writing for women's magazines on the side, this seminar
is for you. You will learn how to develop and write a pitch letter
to an editor at your magazine of choice. You'll learn happens when
your letter arrives and how soon you might hear back. We'll address
the pros and cons of freelancing full time. We'll follow the path
of a story from a light-bulb of an idea until it appears on the
printed page. By the end of the seminar you will understand just
what all those folks on staff of a women's magazine really do.
TO MAGAZINE WRITING:
Tuesdays, February 11, 2004 to March 30, 2004
Boot Camp is a hit, but it's an intense, advanced class for very
seasoned journalists. So what do you do if you want to break into
journalism with serious teachers who currently work in the industry?
Enlist in Basic Training. Part lecture, part workshop, this class
is designed to give you a professional understanding of both the
editing and writing sides. If you're looking to get your start as
a journalist, Basic Training will take your writing to the next
level. Each week, students receive a lecture on topics like the
editing process, journalism ethics, what makes something newsworthy,
note-taking, fact-checking, reporting, and more. Over the course
of 8 weeks, you will fully workshop two pieces, including a perfectly
polished, no-fail pitch letter. Your work can range from personal
essays to profiles, from news stories to business or travel features.
You'll learn how to query a publication, who to call there, which
part of the publication to pitch to.
this class, you can expect to learn:
the issues you need an understanding of to immerse yourself in
a journalism career
to create captivating stories that editors will buy and readers
to write compelling pitch letters
What the table of contents in a magazine means to you
Which magazines will be interested in your story
How to approach editors
How to network
How to understand the market and detect changes
All the basic skills any journalist should have
the end of class, students can expect to have:
Two salable pieces, pitch letters to match, and knowledge enough
to survive in the world of journalism.
You must submit a letter of interest that includes a brief work
MORE INFORMATION ON ATTENDING CLASSES AND SEMINARS
Or contact: Melissa Fully
Assistant Director of Education
212.929.2588 x 306