I teach a third-year journalism course in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at Western University.
Writing for Magazines is all about learning to write professional-quality features and stories for magazines or their on-line equivalents. Students study and write a variety of feature-style stories, culminating with a full-length feature on a topic of their choice. Many students have had their features published. The course also helps students learn to observe the world around them and write about any topic. To help them do that, we stage a Murder Mystery one week, about which they have to write some kind of interesting story.
The course is part of the popular MIT (Media, Information & Technoculture) program. Click here to learn more about the MIT program.