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Magazine Inc. - A guide to making magazines in the classroom
Magazine Inc. hones both written and visual skills as it guides students through the essentials of magazine production. While they are engaged in fun and creative tasks, students learn about planning layout and content, the conventions of magazine writing, page and cover design, interviewing and article writing, marketing and more. They practise writing well and accurately in a variety of styles, and learn to combine words, images and design for impact and meaning. Each section includes extension activities, an editing guide and a focus on how a website can work alongside and enhance a print magazine.
Laura Williamson is a Canadian teacher and freelance writer who is currently based in New Zealand. She teaches English and history at the secondary school level, and initiated the media studies programme at Mount Aspiring College in Wanaka, New Zealand. Over the past 15 years, her articles, columns and reviews have appeared in newspapers, magazines and websites based in New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States.