Guidance

How to start a Shine project

This section of the Shine website focuses on practical guidance to assist with creating your school media project.

Producing a publication of any kind, whether a newspaper, magazine (in print or PDF edition), podcast or website (all categories eligible for Shine), can be exciting, motivating and hugely rewarding.

We cover a huge variety of topics here from ‘where on earth to begin…?’, practical advice on planning, writing, editing and – a hot topic with our judges – ensuring you have considered the origin of all your content from a copyright perspective.

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Shine School Media Awards @shinemediawards - Feb 21
A double whammy this week from Shine's conversation series 'Ask the expert' - Laetitia from @BromsSchool interviews @maguirekevin about political journalism. It's a fantastic conversation, not to be missed for any aspiring current affairs writer >>> https://t.co/kSXLZRx5KZ https://t.co/Rt3hvpGDvF

Shine School Media Awards @shinemediawards - Feb 21
Next in Shine's new conversation series 'Ask the expert' is all about getting the best out of an interview – with students from @dgsjournalism and @TimTeeman, award-winning senior editor at @thedailybeast in New York >>> https://t.co/5FwKXtq7yV https://t.co/PzvbOJM86B

Chloe Douglass @chloillustrates - Feb 21
RT @chloillustrates: I did an interview for @shinemediawards today which was amazing fun! 🎉 And also just so wonderful to talk to humans ot…