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Journalism students publish end-of-year magazine 'Mixx'

Lecturer Rosie Gibson with journalism students each holding copies of Mixx magazine

Second year HND Practical Journalism students have produced an end-of-year magazine covering a range of domestic and international stories in a publication appropriately named, the Mixx. 

It’s the first time since 2020 that a group from the course has been able to work on such a project due to the pandemic. 

With a bumper 48 pages worth of content, readers will find out more about how expensive Scotland’s rail system is for students, how one community is helping residents affected by the cost of living crisis and how football helped tackle racism.

There are also exclusive interviews with author, broadcaster and former Glasgow Clyde College journalism student Darren McGarvey and the Big Issue editor, Paul McNamee. 

On global matters, there is an interview with two Ukrainian media students on how they have settled in Scotland since moving here due to the war with Russia as well as coverage on environmental issues such as the coral reef nurture programme.

And to top it off, there are articles on gaming, fashion, esports, and an interview with a former Rangers cult icon on how he played football whilst observing Ramadan.

Curriculum manager for journalism and events, Ross Nixon said: “I am delighted for the students who have become the first group since the start of the pandemic to produce an end-of-term magazine. My thanks go out to all of them for producing some fantastic content which covers many genres.

“My thanks also go out to lecturer Rosie Gibson for helping the students design the publication and for her extra work in getting the project to the print stage. Finally, we are all extremely grateful for the time former editor of the Scottish Sun, Alan Muir spent with the students sharing his wealth of publishing experience and knowledge allowing the students to find their own voice with the end product.” 

News Scotland which owns the Scottish Sun and the Times Scotland also supported the project printing the Mixx for free at their site. 

Richard Bogie, Managing Director of News Scotland and News Ireland, said:

“We are delighted to support the next generation of journalists in Scotland. In this age of fast-paced digital reporting, it’s good to see that the second year journalism students at Glasgow Clyde College have chosen a print publication to work on." 

“We were happy to print their paper at our Newsprinters site at Eurocentral.” 

Richard added: “News Scotland wish the students all the best with their project - and in their future careers.”

Editor of the Mixx, Craig Farquharson said: “First of all, we would like to thank all of our lecturers for their input and wonderful guidance. 

“I would like to thank my team as together we have created a publication that we are truly proud of. For me, seeing the finished product was one of the best experiences I have had on the course and getting my hands on a printed copy was very special. 

“I hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed writing the stories and designing it.” 

The free magazine is now available across the college near the reception areas and in the libraries.

Image shows lecturer Rosie Gibson with the team of students.