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Writing for New York City Newspapers, Magazines, and Webzines

The New York Times, the Daily News, Newsday, the Village Voice, Time Out New York, and the New Yorker all use freelance writers for profiles, features, reviews, news stories, humor, and editorials. Taught by a writer whose work has appeared in more than 100 publications, this course reveals the secrets of breaking in. Topics covered include tailoring pieces to specific columns, writing a perfect cover and pitch letter, contacting the right editors, and submitting the work, following up, and getting clips. Speakers include top Manhattan editors. .

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  • Format: On Campus
  • Section: B
  • Course Number: CRN 4581 - NWRW 0361 B
Susan Yelavich
Susan Yelavich
Susan Yelavich is an Associate Professor of Design Studies in the School of Art and Design History and Theory at Parsons. She has also taught at Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milan, Italy, and The New School’s Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, Poland. Her current research explores the parallels between design and literature (the subject of her next book), design and culture, and the relationship between te...
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Apr 01 - May 13
6:00 - 9:50 PM
Spring 2019
CRN 4581
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What you will learn
  • Fundamental skills for writing readily publishable first person journalism
  • Best practices for approaching editors and submitting work
  • Editorial fluency and methods of revision
  • You will be a part of a serious community of ambitious journalistic writers
  • Assignments will ensure that you experiment and explore new forms for your material
  • You will deepen your understanding of the possibilities for first person journalism
  • You will develop connections with outlets likely to publish your work
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