Spring 2015 - Graduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This graduate seminar will survey the ways that professional publishing is evolving today and some of the experimental publishing methods being used. The instructor is the Executive Editor for the Leonardo Publications at MIT Press and guest lecturers will include the managing editor at MIT Press and other professionals in the publishing industry.
Topics addressed will include citizen journalism, reputation management, advanced blogging and podcasting, e-book publishing.
We will also review the way that material is peer reviewed for publication today and some of the innovations in collaborative filtering. We will also review the various academic and professional web site venues where professionals can now post their writings. Students will carry out projects in the seminar tied to their own MA or PhD projects to help them develop advanced methods for documenting and disseminating their work.
The course is suitable for MA and PhD students in ATEC or EMAC with prior experience in electronic or social media publishing.
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