University of Roehampton Journalism Students Impress Industry Panel with Magazine Projects
- Tuesday, May 9, 2023
University of Roehampton students on the BA Journalism course have showcased their talents with the presentation of magazines they've produced to an industry panel on Wednesday 3 May.
Led by Dr Adam Cox, Senior Lecturer on the course, the students were tasked with creating two distinct magazines from scratch, including identifying their target audiences, building a business case, and producing print and digital editions, websites, and social media campaigns.
Fatima Ahmed, Adamma Paris Ewulum, and Harvey Henson created Mention It which focuses on men’s mental health and the support to those who may be struggling. Natalie Cox, Rhys Graham, Laura Johnson, and Vivienne Muehlhaus made 2wenty magazine which focused on young adult culture and looks at a target audience similar to themselves.
Dr Cox said, “I was impressed not only by the quality of the journalism but also by the vibrant visual designs and the sheer inventiveness that the students brought to their projects. Each magazine had a clear identity and a real sense of purpose.”
The magazines were presented to an industry panel featuring Jaimie Kaffash, editor of Pulse, vice-chair of the British Society of Magazine Editors, and the 2022 PPA Editor of the Year, and Sagal Mohammed, editor of Soho House and a Roehampton alumnus who has written for prestigious magazine companies, including Vogue and Dazed Media.
The module not only equipped the students with specific production skills but also prepared them for diverse career opportunities in journalism and the wider communications industry.
Both magazines are available to view online below.