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San Francisco Magazine Assignment


   Your group is to create a magazine about San Francisco with a social focus of your choice.  Decide on a theme for your magazine.  Each of you will write an editorial that reflects this theme.  Ultimately create a magazine that reflects an issue you are concerned about or passionate about.   You will need to have decided upon your magazine's vision and thematic focus by Friday November 13th.  I will give you research time in the library to find material for your individual editorials-  Select a specific concern or issue that reflects your magazine's theme.  Aim to have at least 3-5 sources.  

Magazine Checklist

1- Create a title for your magazine that reflects your vision/perspective.  (group grade- 10 points

2- Original Cover Art that reflects the theme of your issue. (group grade- 10 points)

3- A Letter From The Editors:  Begin with a GROUP introduction that explains the vision of your magazine, and what has compelled you to explore these ideas.  Explain the extent to which the theme of your issue reflects this vision, and the extent to which your collective voices offer original insights. (Use our standard introduction format for this- hook, lead-in, thesis.)   In your body paragraphs touch upon how each article reflects the theme of your issue and as well as your overall vision.   Explain the extent to which each author’s personal experiences and observations are important and original perspectives.  Conclude with what insights you hope your reader to gain from your magazine.  (Group grade- 50 points)

4- A Table Of Contents with short one sentence bylines that summarize the content of each article/editorial.  (Individual grade 10 points)

5- 2-3 images for each article/editorial. (individual grade- 15 points)

6-  INDIVIDUAL editorials.  ONE editorial per group member.  900 word minimum- 1500 word maximum.  3-5 outside sources, including personal experience/observations.  (individual grade- 100 points)

 7- Back page art that develops the theme of your magazine.  Think of it as the final punch. (Group Grade - 10 points)

8- Layout that creatively and rhetorically emphasizes your magazine’s vision as well as theme.  (Group Grade- 10 points)




San Francisco History


San Francisco And Bay Area News Sources


KQED's Hidden Neighborhoods of San Francisco

Neighborhoods: The Hidden Cities Of San Francisco was a KQED-produced television series designed to explore the rich history of San Francisco.  The links below connect to background materials created for each episode.

The Castro

The Mission


The Fillmore

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