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Honors Capstone Project
Date of Submission
Prof. Melissa Chessher
Prof. James Shahin
Magazine, Newspaper, and Online Journalism
travel magazine, Chile
Capstone Prize Winner
Won Capstone Funding
Macaronic, a digital travel and culture magazine, features stories about people and destinations across the world, with each issue spotlighting a new country. The first issue chronicles stories across Chile. As a digital native magazine, Macaronic encourages its users to connect with stories across borders. It appeals to curious millennials who strive for an authentic experience when they travel.
For this project, I traveled to ten different locations outside of Santiago to report stories from across the country, including Valparaíso, Concepción, Chiloé, and Patagonia. Macaronic includes four main “categories,” or sections: “Guides,” “People,” “Travels,” and “Culture.” It features a wide range of stories told in a range of formats, from recipes to video profiles to Q&As to photo stories. To develop the site, I used WordPress.
I created Macaronic for the Internet. Unlike traditional magazines, it does not have a print legacy. It exists solely online. As the future of journalism shifts beneath our feet, Macaronic addresses the divide between print and online. Macaronic provides a space for its audience to not only read its content—but to meaningfully engage and interact with it.
Users can access Macaronic at www.macaronicmagazine.com.
Garfield, Leanna, "Macaronic, a Digital Travel Magazine about Chile" (2015). Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects. 889.
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