Guidance for schools

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 - Mar 22
Today we’re continuing series two of Ask the Expert, our video podcasts where Shine alumni have the opportunity to put their questions to some of the fantastic people we have in our address book. Our new episode is on Copyright, hosted by Julie Murray. https://t.co/Gy2bQmekXT https://t.co/jerkmUy37n