Consuelo Mendez STEM Academy

Texas Monthly Journalism Workshop

 

The Austin-based staff of Texas Monthly has been looking for more volunteer opportunities around Austin. One idea they had this summer was to adopt a class. They decided to reach out to Mendez! The goal of this opportunity is to familiarize students with the entire process of creating a magazine. From pitching story ideas to marketing and sales, Texas Monthly will offer monthly workshops for the students to try out all of the different and creative aspects of the magazine. Art, food, travel, and everything else that goes along with the magazine business. The students will also get a pen pal to pitch ideas and get feedback from on their different assignments. The students that will be involved are a 7th grade Intro to Journalism class.

 

Below are the workshops dates and volunteers.

 

October 19, 2020
  • 8:05-8:50
    • What is a Magazine? with Scott Brown + Dan Goodgame
  • 8:50-9:35
    • How do you tell a magazine story? with Mike Hall

 

November 2, 2020 

  • 8:05-8:50
    • Writing Pitches + Intro to Different Styles of Journalism with Anna Walsh
  • 8:50-9:35
    • True Crime with Leif Reigstad

 

December 1, 2020

  • 8:05-8:50
    • Interviewing, Outlining, & Staying Organized with Katy Vine
  • 8:50-9:35
    • Art Overview with Emily Kimbro

 

January 12, 2021

  • 8:05-8:50
    • Culture Writing with Cat Cardenas Arielle Avila, Rose Calahan
  • 8:50-9:35
    • Politics Writing with Chris Hooks

 

February 2, 2021

  • 8:05-8:50
    • Leisure Writing with Kathy Blackwell and David Courtney
  • 8:50-9:35
    • Photography + Design with Jenn Hair

 

March 2, 2021

  • 8:05-8:50

    • Writing About Food: Tacos with Jose Ralat
  • 8:50-9:35
    • Writing About Food: BBQ with Daniel Vaughn

 

April 1, 2021

  • 8:05-8:20

    • The Big Picture: Advertising with Jalaane Levi-Garza
  • 8:20-8:35
    • The Big Picture: Marketing with Caitlyn Perry
  • 8:35-8:50
    • The Big Picture: Production with Stacey VanLandingham
  • 8:50-9:05
    • The Big Picture: Events with Jacki Buchan 
  • 9:05-9:20
    • The Big Picture: Studio with Melissa Reese
  • 9:20-9:35
    • Overflow Time

 

May 4, 2021

  • 8:05-9:35
    • Checking Facts + Grammar with Amy Weaver, Sarah Rutledge, and Paul Knight