I taught UW-Madison’s Journalism 417, Magazine Publishing, from 2002 to 2014, working with students to produce print, online and mobile versions of Curb magazine. Drawing on the “Wisconsin Idea,” the course aims to serve the people of the state beyond campus borders by telling untold stories.
Students forge a philosophy for each year’s magazine and work on all phases of publishing — from strategic plan to generating revenue to reporting, writing, editing, design and production. The course embraces active learning philosophies to help students develop skills and rich understanding of key concepts.
Curb students win awards annually and have twice been named the best college magazine in the country by the Society of Professional Journalists.
Visit the Curb archives to learn more about the people, places and cultural heritage that drive Wisconsin.