Student zine posted online — prowl over for a look

students in costumes jumping
It’s not your father’s magazine. Thank goodness, eh?

The Prowl
, Chapman’s online magazine hit the stands, er cyberspace, recently with a huge menu of stories, from one student’s tale of her first apartment – slide show included – to the chronicle of another student’s battle with a chronic pain syndrome. Readers will find stories about food, travel and culture, as well as an article on blogging tips and news about Chapman faculty. That’s the beauty of online publishing – there’s always room for more, unlike the paper-bound magazine world.

Despite the online zine format, though, the Wilkinson program turned to a veteran of traditional media to advise the students who create
. Jerry Hicks, a long-time Orange County journalist with a distinguished career at the
Los Angeles Times
, is the zine advisor. What’s it like to work in new media?

“It’s still about the writing,” says Hicks, an adjunct faculty in Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of English.

Zoey B. Smith, adjunct faculty, who teaches web design in Wilkinson, oversaw the online design.

“While I concentrate on the content with the students, she concentrates with the actual production,” Hicks says.

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