A working draft is a work in progress — a living document composed of multiple drafts that is constantly evolving with the input of diverse voices. In a way, a draft represents an on-going conversation in which we seek to better understand the way we create, think, and engage with others around us, allowing us to develop as individuals in the process. Working Draft seeks to encourage these conversations.
Led by a curious spirit and a commitment to lifelong learning, we are consciously evolving, bringing fresh thought-provoking stories, perspectives, and ideas to the table to help communicators think critically and gain new insight. Like our readers, our goal is to not only meet today’s creative standards but to challenge and inspire new ones. It is what pushes us to never stop thinking.
What We Do
Working Draft is a student-produced web magazine from Red River College’s Creative Communications program in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Working Draft brings eclectic new voices to communications and writing professionals — readers who care about great storytelling, contemporary issues and culture, the media landscape, and the broad and quickly evolving field of communications. Working Draft’s writers inform, investigate, question, challenge, entertain, critique, educate, and persuade — all from a Manitoba perspective.
Working Draft is active in March and April each year as the current year’s graduating class polishes and publishes its final written products. Working Draft focuses on longreads supplemented by shorter articles with accompanying photographs, graphics, and other multimedia content. Each year’s content focuses loosely on a theme drawn from contemporary issues.
2020 Theme: Truth
What is storytelling without truth?
In this issue of Working Draft, our writers reveal truths, tell their own truth, debate truth, and tell truth to power. Please read, listen, learn, and question as we share our views of the world around us.
Lifelong learning — We recognize that the written word is a powerful tool for learning, for us and for our readers.
Creativity — We use our experiences, knowledge, and education to tell stories and provide new insights to our readers.
Integrity — We commit to honesty and transparency in our work.
Curiosity — We care about how the world works in all its messiness and diversity. We care about uncovering new perspectives and telling new stories.
Diversity — We seek out stories from underrepresented communities and tell them responsibly and respectfully, including first-person voices. Our website meets accessibility standards.
Community — We strive to connect to our community and encourage thoughtful discussions.
Quality — We hold ourselves to high standards.