FEATURE : A GCF Magazine Workshop

A GCF Magazine Workshop
In April, GCF and the University of Baltimore hosted a workshop that took a thought-provoking look at the challenges facing alumni magazines today. Fifty registered attendees joined us in the University of Baltimore’s Liberal Arts & Policy Building to discuss design, copy, layout, budget, deadlines, organization, inspiration, online vs. print, and individual critiques of several attendees’ alumni magazines.

Speakers included Ed Gold, professor and director of the MFA in Integrated Design program, University of Baltimore; Catherine Pierre, editor of Johns Hopkins Magazine and director of the Johns Hopkins Publishing Group; and Domenica Genovese, Brenda Foster, and Katie Pugh of GCF. You can see a list of presentations and download the PowerPoint slides here.

Below are a few comments we received about the workshop:

“I feel the workshop was very helpful, and would attend again if one is done next year.”
–Jim Lord, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

“I found this one day workshop more useful than several day conferences that I had to fly to. Honestly!”
–Allison Ernst, Community College of Baltimore County

“The workshop was terrific, and the tips and designs were compelling. It is so hard to know what the rest of the world is creating if you do not get a chance to see what they are doing, or know where to look on the web for amazing design…”
–Diane Green, US Naval Academy

“Given the amount of material covered, you all did an admirable job of keeping the workshop on schedule. I got a great deal out of five hours plus the short individual critique.”
–Donald Challenger, Hamilton College

If you are interested in attending a similar workshop next year (or know someone else who might), please email Brenda and let us know.

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