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Students make a noise with Sound magazine

Released: 02.09.16

Second year Journalism and Sports Journalism students from the University produced a stylish new free lifestyle and listings magazine for Plymouth called Sound.

Check out an electronic version of the magazine available here! 

Students researched and wrote the content of the magazine, which includes features on the Beatle Bums artwork on the Hoe, top Instagram spots in the city, activities for families and new restaurant openings. 

Sound, which covered summer events in June, July and August, was distributed around the city in key locations such as the tourism office at the Mayflower Centre, National Marine Aquarium and Royal William Yard.

The project was created and managed by staff from the Journalism and Media centre at the university, who edited and designed Sound, and was funded by a Vice Chancellor’s Teaching and Learning award.

Liz Miller, lecturer in journalism and media, who edited the magazine said: “We believe that Plymouth deserves a vibrant magazine to reflect all the exciting events happening in the city. This is the first time we have produced a magazine as a team effort and the students have produced some fantastic work.”

Mike Baker, director of teaching and learning and the magazine’s designer, added: “Sound has been great fun to put together and shows Plymouth at its best. The students really engaged with the project, and really got stuck into their roles as journalists, which is an excellent way to learn about how the industry functions, and what sort of jobs they might do when they leave.”

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