We are a magazine that was founded 8 years ago to print a type of publication that was entirely lacking on campus- one that focuses on printing often long, investigative feature pieces on subject matter both at Cornell and outside of the school. We also publish fiction and high caliber art and photography. We extensively edit all articles in a way that allows writers to have hands-on journalistic experience and ensures that pieces are of the highest quality. We also have a layout team that works hard to produce a magazine with cutting-edge design
Kitsch is also an important community for many of our writers and editors. We host fun launch parties that have included local music and food. Working on our magazine is a great way to meet people who are interested and interesting!
Each year, Kitsch has a number introductory meetings to kick off production for the year, usually the first three Thursdays of the semester at 4:30 PM in the Pale Fire Lounge in Goldwin Smith Hall. We hold an introductory meeting for new staff members. Then, we have a series of section meetings (including layout, art and photo, web, and fiction), the largest of which is our Story Ideas meeting, where we forum ideas about stories for the upcoming issue. Further meetings depend on the way in which one is involved in the magazine. For writers, after they choose what article to write, they will typically meet with their editor a number of times to refine their work. For layout artists, they will work in the computer lab for a few days each semester. Editorial staff meet weekly to enjoy homebaked goods and discussion of the progress being made on an issue.