Magazine Reporting and Writing

In the magazine reporting and writing specialization you'll immerse yourself in learning how print and digital magazine content is assembled and published. You will write, edit and conceptualize stories that elevate and amplify the core reporting and digital skills you learn at Medill.

Whether publishing in print, online or on mobile, you'll gain an understanding of strong narrative storytelling. You will also learn how the industry works and acquire the business savvy needed to launch your own publishing venture.

The specialization begins with instruction in basic journalism techniques, followed by specialized classes that immerse you in the audience-centered, curated-content approach to journalism that magazines employ.

Working with faculty who maintain strong connections to the industry, you will learn best practices for framing, pitching, editing, reporting and writing stories with the appropriate tone and narrative approach. You will then pursue opportunities to have your pieces published nationally and locally.

Most important, you will be steeped in the world of magazines and will join the vast network of Medill-trained magazine professionals who are shaping the industry.