Advanced Magazine Journalism

Module code: JNL6024

Once students have developed the basic skills of magazine writing, this module encourages them to develop their magazine production skills to a higher level and introduces them to the principles and practice of magazine design and brand development.

Students will then apply these skills to produce a portfolio of work that covers key magazine journalism skills.

 

More about this module

Module aims
  • to develop students' ability to create a magazine from concept to printed page
  • to further develop the ability to write, edit and come up with ideas for targeted audiences
  • to introduce focus groups and market research to identify readers
  • to introduce SWOT analysis to identify the commercial viability of a magazine
  • to develop students' ability to design magazine pages and covers in line with brand requirements
  • to introduce students to the principles and practice of magazine production
  • to ensure that students work to realistic, tight deadlines
  • to introduce students to the principles of how the magazine business operates
  • to give students advanced training on multimedia platforms including video, recording, slideshow and VT editing skills
  • to ensure that students have the basic skills to create their own branded magazine websites and recognise the need to use social media when necessary
Teaching

Module leader
Yvonne Illsley

Semester
2

Credits
30

Teaching methods
Lectures and workshops
Web and digital training course

Assessment
Features package (40%)
Magazine package (40%)
Web and digital development plan (20%)

Which degrees?

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