Guest lecture at Napier

Below is a video of my lecture to Masters students on the International Journalism for Media Professionals and also those taking MSc Publishing at Edinburgh Napier University. The theme was how to develop a successful magazine concept. Here are my five essential takeaways from the session: Spend time developing an in-depth business plan Don’t skimp […]
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PREREQUISITES FOR MAGAZINE START-UPS

When developing a new magazine concept having a deep connection with your subject is as important as securing funding.

CHOOSE THE RIGHT PLATFORMS

Do you opt for digital with content spread across online and social media platforms? Or should you take a 360-degree approach putting content in print, online and social media platforms plus as a digital product? Do you opt for digital with content spread across online and social media platforms? Or should you take a 360-degree approach putting content […]
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WHAT I LEARNED IN CHICAGO

Earlier this year I delivered a paper at the fifth Mapping the Magazine conference at Columbia College in Chicago. And what an inspiring event it was.

Those of us presenting papers were a mix of academics and practitioners teaching at universities around the globe. Each presenter delivered insightful concepts, which addressed a few of the key challenges faced by the magazine industry today.

REFLECTIONS ON Refinery29

Three years on from its 2015 UK launch Refinery29 has achieved a strong grip on the market and built a solid reputation for relevant, engaging editorial.

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