ERIC Number: ED350607
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Preaching Our Practice: On Sharing Professional Work with Magazine Students.
A magazine writer and university instructor used interview samples, editors' comments, and other materials from his own article-then-in-progress for the "New York Times Magazine" in a university-level class in magazine writing. Students, who were creating their own in-depth magazine articles, could see the same principles and techniques discussed in class in relation to their work applied at a professional level. This improved understanding and motivation and clarified the relevance of the course's rigorous expectations. By examining the instructor's magazine article as it evolved, classroom discussion stressed the writing process, reflecting reported trends in composition education and similar approaches reported in journalism education. The instructor's experiences provide a framework and encouragement for other teachers to bring more of themselves and their work into the classroom. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Writing Contexts
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (75th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 5-8, 1992).