The American Studies Department received a small grant to plan an online journal and started with a class called Engaging the Public in Spring 2010.

Engaging the Public

Students enrolled in this course form the editorial collective for the American Studies online journal Tapestries published on Macalester’s Digital Commons. Course content will focus on writing, editing, and the art of preparing a journal article for publication. It will also consider how to engage various publics, including students, the College, and local communities, through digital publishing. Students are part of a collaborative model for circulating scholarship, art, and criticism. The class is involved in all aspects of layout and design and peer-review and discusses issues including verifying facts, copyright, intellectual property, author rights, and open access.