Brittany at work in the BUST offices
When SUNY Purchase Senior Brittany Houlihan started her internship at BUST magazine at the start of this semester she had no idea it would “result in a freelance piece, a credit in the masthead, over 30 blog posts, and a lot of experience.”
But last week she handed me a bright pink folder containing a copy of the magazine and printouts of her blog posts. As I was leafing through her clips, she proudly showed me the masthead of the magazine with her name in print. That never gets old, does it?!
The magazine bills itself as being: “For Women Who Have Something To Get Off Their Chests.” Brittany says it’s “Feminist. Crafty.” She’s been a fan of the magazine since she was introduced to it last year and approached them about an internship earlier this year. In June, she got a call from their internship co-ordinator calling her in for an interview. Soon, she was in their 27th Street offices in Manhattan blogging up a storm.
That right there is SUNY Purchase Journalism student, Sheyla Navarro, looking extremely professional in a wonderful piece she did for Larchmont Mamaroneck Community Television LMC-TV on Latino reaction to the presidential election.
I know, the election’s long over at this point, but my pride in her endures. Sheyla, who likes to be called, Shey, hails from Peru, and since she walked into my Journalism 1 class last year, she’s impressed me with her news instincts and determination.
Check out Purch. It’s the brainchild of Aaron Kass, a sophomore double majoring in journalism and sociology. He’s put together a team of students and here’s what he said about what they’re up to:
“The magazine covers art, entertainment, fashion, technology, and editorials. Our stories range from campus oriented to things that “Purchkids” are interested in around the world. I got the idea while in Los Angeles over winter break. I didn’t think the other publications on campus had what I wanted so I decided to start my own. So, while still in LA, I got a staff together and started getting an article list together. We had our first budget meeting the week we got back to school and took it from there.
We’re definitely looking for contributors! We also have two editorial positions open- technology and entertainment editors.
The magazine is a monthly publication. It will be posted online to save both paper and money.
I haven’t published anything before this. I worked on my high school newspaper and learned how to use the layout program, Quark Xpress. For this, I used Adobe InDesign. I taught myself how to use it, mostly by trial and error.
They have a great tmblr blog where you can watch this video of their first photo shoot:
Is that you on fashion, Cailey Rizzo?!!!!
Check out his hilarious video posted on the Purchase Brick about Purchase’s Zombie Prom.
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One of my students, Jenna Giarletta, spent a day at the New York Times shadowing an editor for an assignment and wrote about it at the The Purchase Brick. She got to go into the editors’ afternoon meeting. She writes:
The meeting started when they connected via conference call to D.C. A pull-down projector screen on a round table was at the front of the room. Editors pitching stories sat at the table, while those who didn’t sat at the surrounding tables and chairs. The editors went around the table and described the stories they were working on. That morning, top stories were the impending stimulus package approval and employees for Mayor Bloomberg living in luxury.
Purchase Journalism student Brianne Sullivan in print at the Tripwire.com. LINK