UW to Offer Digital Publishing Continuing-Ed Program

At an advisory board meeting for the UW's new digital publishing program. The view from the UW Tower is stellar.

If you're interested in blogging professionally, self-publishing digitally, creating e-booksor your employer wishes you knew more about such things, look into the University of Washington's new certificate program in digital publishing. The nine-month-long course launches this fall, and it promises a good mix of hands-on training and theoretical insight about many of the legal, aesthetic and revenue challenges tied up in digital publishing. In fact, it aims to cover a somewhat overwhelming range of topics and skills, but no doubt it will become more refined with practice and insight from instructors. And I imagine it would be exciting for students to get in on the ground floor as it's all shaking out, so I highly recommend it.

Instructors haven't been selected for the courses yet, but I happen to know that the advisory board (which designed the curriculum objectives) is made up of local digital content strategists and publishers you want to know: Mark Briggs, Geraldine DeRuiter, Michelle Nicolosi, Chris Pirillo, Katherine Sears and several others (including yours truly, who mostly "advised" by taking notes while those other people spoke...you're welcome).

Applications aren't being accepted just yet. But stay tuned to the page linked above for more details.

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