The book version of my original Music Journalism 101 course is finally becoming a reality.
Those of you who read this blog regularly will know that I have been promising a book edition of the course for a long time. Some of those who have used the course, and found it beneficial, have been regularly requesting it, too.
Well, good news! A solid portion of the book draft is already completed, with the remainder mapped out. With luck on my side, and some solid work, we will hopefully see this project completed by the end of June 2012. But no promises on a timeline. 😉
Since first writing the course, I have commented, written, and speculated on its various elements. The result is that the book will be fully updated and expanded to reflect my most current thinking in the field.
Interestingly, while the current course consists of approximately eleven sections, the current draft of the book is comprised of about twenty chapters.
The book edition of Music Journalism 101 will be of interest and use not only to beginning music/rock critics, but also to those already working in the field. It will cover all of the basics, but will also include sections on managing workloads, editing, and mentoring writers.
The book will also be road-tested ahead of publication, thanks to a handful of working music writers whom I respect. Some of these guys have also been users of the original course, so their perspectives will be immensely valuable.
Stay tuned for updates as the project progresses.