Bound Volume Number

VIII

Document Type

Honors Capstone Project

Date of Submission

Spring 5-5-2015

Capstone Advisor

Prof. Melissa Chessher

Honors Reader

Prof. James Shahin

Capstone Major

Magazine, Newspaper, and Online Journalism

Capstone College

Public Communications

Audio/Visual Component

no

Keywords

travel magazine, Chile

Capstone Prize Winner

no

Won Capstone Funding

yes

Honors Categories

Creative

Subject Categories

Nonfiction

Abstract

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.

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