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 - May 20
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Shine School Media Awards @shinemediawards - May 20
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