Ryerson continuing ed introduces web magazine publishing

Ryerson University’s Chang School of Continuing Education will expand
its magazine publishing
program to include web publishing, D.B. Scott

The school has broadened the scope and the name of the program from Magazine Publishing to Magazine and Web Publishing.

“We have seen digital delivery become increasingly important to the future of ink-and-paper magazines. By expanding our program, we are offering students the opportunity to sharpen knowledge and skills that are very much in-demand. The incorporation of more web-related content in our courses simply reflects a changed reality,” says Charles Oberdorf, academic coordinator of the program.

D.B. Scott writes:

“The Chang School’s Magazine and Web Publishing program offers career-focused courses in publishing and management; editing; copy editing and fact-checking; writing; design and production; ad sales and circulation; website content; and desktop publishing software. Much of the program was already applicable to both those working for print magazines and those working for online magazines or websites. The recently added course  — Creating Website Editorial (CDJN 206) —  provides students with the opportunity to develop their online editorial skills. New curriculum for 2010-2011 includes a wider focus for some of the current courses as well as the introduction of a new offering on online advertising — Ad Sales on the Web (CDJN 208).”