How has Stranger Collective adapted to survive as a small, independent business as the role of Journalism itself is changing?

(Published on Liquid News Room)

For my BA(Hons) Journalism course at University College Falmouth, I am undergoing a three-week work placement at Stranger Collective, a creative service and copywriting agency based in Penryn, Cornwall. Starting out as a bimonthly lifestyle publication titled ‘Stranger’ that launched in September 2004, the magazine offered a flavour of life in Britain today, shining the spotlight on the talent of young people in Cornwall, focusing on the creative side of Cornwall’s culture with a mix of music, film, environment, current affairs, surf, skate and fashion. The last printed edition of the magazine was published in August 2007 after 16 issues; Stranger now continues through Stranger Collective, publishing features, reviews and news on their website, and creating one-off print projects, such as zines, produced to coincide with local events and festivals.

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Guest Speaker – Nicholas Brett

Journalism students were taught that persistence is vital in the career of journalism by a guest speaker at University College Falmouth yesterday.

Nicholas Brett, Deputy Managing Director and Group Editorial Director for BBC Magazines, visited UCF to talk about the importance of the audience for the BBC as a worldwide company.

“It’s a really bad time to get a job at this time; there has never been a worse time. You have to keep being persistent,” said Brett.

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Guest Speaker – Leo Hickman

A guest speaker at University College Falmouth told students yesterday about the importance of blogging during their academic course.

Leo Hickman, a journalist for The Guardian, spoke to BA(Hons) Journalism students at UCF about his experience in journalism and shared some of his ‘tricks of the trade.’

My own experience would show that blogs are a great form of practise,” said Leo Hickman. “I would recommend writing blogs as much as possible.”

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