In the last month, I wrapped up one project, spent three weeks traveling up the East Coast, and then started a new project.
Our summer project, “A Parent’s Quest”, is finally live. It was a taxing last few weeks, but I’m really proud of the work we’ve come up with. I learned a lot about education reporting and I hope that we avoided some of the pitfalls that exist in that rich subject.
I was supposed to leave the next day to visit friends in Washington, D.C., but a hurricane had other ideas. When I finally got there on Monday, it was sunny and warm and I got to spend some time with good friends. I then embarked upon an Amtrak odyssey up the coast, hitting Philadelphia, New York, and Boston and seeing friends along the way. I left Chicago on a warm August afternoon. When I finally got back, it was definitely fall.
Now in my final quarter of graduate school, we’re taking on what might be the most exciting project I’ve ever done. We’re going to create a tablet-first app using Bonnier Corporation’s recently spun-off Mag+ platform. It’s been an exciting week and a half so far, and I’m really looking forward to digging in. We’re going to tackle a history themed publication with a hip, pop-culture angle. All of this, we hope to accomplish in 12 weeks.
So it’s going to be a busy fall…