New School for Social Research: Creative Publishing

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Multimedia Lab

Spring 2020

Taught By: Jon Baskin

Section: A

CRN: 3229

Credits: 3

This collaborative, hands-on seminar, students will be given the dual experience of independent project creation and a collaborative public-facing product launch by the course’s end. The focus is on advanced writing and editing, research, hands-on design and distribution for print. Students will have the opportunity to choose their concentration in editorial, marketing, or production. Advanced composition skills are a course prerequisite. Students will be given the time and tools they need to pursue skill acquisition where they’re lacking, determined on a case-by-case basis, including knowledge of HTML, CSS, Adobe Suite, Wordpress, EPUB and more. After the completion of individual projects, the class will cohere around the conception, creation, edit and publication of a contemporary magazine in whatever digital and/or print forms the students collectively decide. This process will be mentored with a strong emphasis in practical, professional development by the course’s professor, helping students learn how to interface effectively with professionals as applicants or employees in journalism and publishing beyond the confines of the classroom. The final product will be tailored to enable each student to emerge from the course with a portfolio-building example of their work, and learn how to connect their creative work with a public readership through promotional efforts and events. The lab will feature the guidance and feedback of visiting industry professionals and New School faculty, taking full advantage of The New School’s location by emphasizing strongly engagement with New York City. By exploring a variety of emerging practices in book, newspaper, and magazine writing and publishing, on both print and digital platforms, students will improve their ability to write, to work with a team in a publishing environment, diversify their skills, and produce quality projects establishing them as strong entry-level candidates for a variety of careers in contemporary media This course is open to BA/MA students and other students university-wide, but permission is required by emailing the instructors, This course is open to BA/MA students and other students university-wide, but permission is required by emailing the instructors, James Miller: docjmilleriii (at) and Jon Baskin: baskinj (at )

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Creative Publishing (GPUB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 19

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:31pm 8/25/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/22/2020 - 5/6/2020