Monthly Archives: April 2014

Overediting in Photography

Discussing the precarious nature of editing a photo while maintaining its integrity brought to mind a scandal that took place within the Los Angeles Times a short time ago. On March 31, 2003 the Times published a front-page photograph that … Continue reading

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The importance of a good photo

Today in lab we met with Kevin Remington, who is W&L’s campus photographer. He talked to us about photojournalism, specifically about photo essays. They should include five things: the scene a way to move from the scene into a more … Continue reading

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From the wise words of Dan Smith

After visiting LeisureMedia360 Publishing, we embarked on the daring journey to downtown Roanoke to meet Dan Smith.  The trek was not without its hairy moments: we took a right at a fork when we should have turned left, dealt with … Continue reading

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Inside the world of Leisure Publishing

Upon arriving in Roanoke, we filed out of the vans and into a small, homey conference room at Leisure Publishing.  We were immediately welcomed by Kurt Rheinheimer, the editor in chief of a number of publications including Blue Ridge Country … Continue reading

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Cover Art

The old Masters of painting may have been right about suffering, but magazine illustrators  got the American public right. The Taubman Museum, it turns out, has quite an amazing collection of old and not-so-old Masters that we got to see … Continue reading

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“Learning and gaining from every job”: Campbell shares her story

Julie Campbell, editor of the W&L alumni magazine, shared some great advice from her 30 some years of experience in the magazine industry. Thanks again for your wise words! Continue reading

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Welcome! We are only two days into this spring term, and already we have this blog up and running. We also have 14 magazines that you, my students, are researching, looking at whatever you can find about their past and … Continue reading

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