I've made mention of this school project in posts all last semester but never actually posted about what we did. I took the editing capstone class last semester, and I chose to take one of the magazine editing sections. There were twelve people in the class (and our section had all girls!), and our assignment was to make a magazine as a class. Normally I'm anti-group projects--I've had lame experiences and tend to be the kind of student who would just rather do it all herself to ensure a quality project; however, this assignment was ShamWow. We applied for positions on our mock staff, came up with the topic, audience, mission statement, title, content, photographs, and design. After hours and hours of work on everyone's part, we walked out of class with this:
I worked as the senior editor over features and wrote a couple pieces myself. Our magazine, whisk, is a cooking magazine for those 20 to 30 who are somewhat new to cooking. We took a back-to-basics approach and tried to generate content that hit cooking fundamentals without being condescending or boring.
I had a blast working with the girls in my class and was a sad saying goodbye to them on the last day of class (almost all of them graduated in April--I still have a year left). This probably isn't the most exciting post ever, but it is something I worked on all semester, and I want to document it! I bought three copies of the magazine and decided that were whisk a real publication, I would definitely subscribe. (Good sign we had a good idea, eh?)
Putting together whisk was definitely the coolest school project ever.