The Traveler released a new student magazine, April 13, after much anticipation.
The magazine was an opportunity for students to read lengthier, literary pieces that the Traveler isn’t able to offer on a weekly basis, said editor Bailey McBride.
“I hope the magazine will really take off,” she said. The magazine will offer a great new opportunity for student writin more long-form, literary pieces.
McBride said the magazine will have something to interest everyone.
“We have a variety of content that is sure to interest readers of all backgrounds. From the everyday humor of Delcie Kincaid’s account of the Hogeye Mall, to the dedication of one man to the Fayetteville arts scence in Taniah Tudor’s cover story.”
McBride also hopes the diversity of the magazine will attract new readers.
“I think with the magazine we are reaching a different demographic of reader, we are also showing people the breadth of talent we have in the department and on the Traveler staff.”
McBride pitched her idea for the magazine to the journalism faculty in January, and they’ve been working non-stop since then to make that idea a reality.
The magazine would still be a dream if not for the combined effort from students both on the Traveler staff and outside the staff.
“The stories in this particular issue came from Bret Schulte’s feature writing and advanced feature writing classes, and the photos were shot by Eric Gorder’s photojournalism classes,” McBride said.
Some changes had to be made with regard to the layout and length of the magazine.
“It was originally just going to be 24 pages. Because of the phenomial interest in ad sales we went to a 32-page full-color magazine,” McBride said.
The magazine can also be viewed online at www.uatrav.com
Story Credit: Caroline Reddmann, Broadcast ’11
Photo Credits: Andrea Waddell, Advertising/PR ’11