Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Mosaic Magazine

‌Loyola's School of Communication encourages students to be involved with their surrounding community and issues concerning social justice. Students research and develop story ideas, conduct interviews, take photos, design the website and hard copy editions, while striving to promote issues of social justice in Chicago.

Students in the COMM 315 Advanced Reporting class generate stories and photos every fall for the new edition. The following spring semester the COMM 328 Magazine Design and Production class designs the print and online publication. The classes offer practical training for students interested in reporting for newspapers, TV and radio.

Mosaic 2020: The Climate Issue

Advisor's note

Dear Readers,
 
When COVID-19 hit, U.S. colleges and universities across the country were forced to close their campuses abruptly. At Loyola University Chicago, the students working on this year's Mosiac Magazine had to put on pause all their hard work as they scrambled to adjust to their new normal. This unfortunately meant that we could not finish production of the 2020 edition on time, and it meant that we had to abandon the hope of a printed issue.
 
Despite the difficult challenges we have faced this year, it was important that we at least publish a digital copy of our students' work. The 2020 magazine focuses on issues surrounding the environment and climate change. In these pages you will see stories across the spectrum from bees and parks to urban gardens and beach erosion. 
 
As the faculty advisor for both the reporting and design courses I am incredibly proud of the work they accomplished and am happy to finally make their storytelling available to the public. So, please read and enjoy, and look for Vol. 18 2021 in the spring!
 
Thank you,

Jessica Brown, M.A., M.Ed.
Senior Professional-in-Residence: Layout & Editing
Multimedia Journalism

 

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