Center for Publishing

Editing Creative Content

Editing has never been a bigger, more challenging job than it is in 2020, when creating and shepherding content across all platforms is a critical skill. Today's successful editor is someone who sees the medium as a tool, not a limitation¿someone zeroed in on the fundamental goal of all editorial, regardless of format: captivating and compelling the reader. In this course, students will learn the key tenets of that ideology while also gaining the practical knowledge of how to apply it across print magazines, websites, social media, branded content, video, and emerging platforms. Students will edit various types of content, generate story ideas, learn how to work with writers, develop visual treatments, and use real-world metrics to strategize for success. In a media landscape that evolves every day, the key is to have a strong enough editorial core that being nimble becomes second-nature.
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Associated Degrees