The Aug. 3 cover of Rolling Stone features Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. It’s a profile, and by my account — and those of many others qualified to account — a very good profile. But the profile itself is not the topic. Placing Tsarnaev’s image on the cover has, to understate the issue, caused a stir. So, let’s not make this about agreeing or disagreeing with the decision to run this cover in this way; let’s instead consider only the act of making the decision, and examine two perspectives of Rolling Stone.
Erin Polgreen wants to make the news, “more beautiful,” and she hopes her new project will do just that. Symbolia, which is set to release later this fall, is a tablet magazine of illustrated journalism.
Recently, she spoke with SND about the magazine, innovation and what inspires her.
Our next dynamic speaker, Alissa Walker, is a St. Louis native, USC Annenberg Getty Arts Journalism Fellow and writer for GOOD magazine. She’s going to discuss some of the interesting journalism projects she’s working on with GOOD LA: City-Making: Journalism and Civic Engagement As cities increase their focus on improving the urban environment, how can [...]
We’re excited to offer a full day of free student training before the conference on Thursday, Sept. 29, thanks largely to the help of Jennifer George-Palilonis and our awesome team of panelists. There’s no fee for the workshop and no registration needed, just come join the party! Student Workshop Schedule: 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. – Panel [...]