THE MANCHESTER MAGAZINE is back at work and our team could not be more motivated, after a successful debut year in 2015-16, where almost 100 quality articles were published and recognition received at both local and national level. From our Special Report on Europe’s Refugee Crisis to the special coverage of the November 13 Paris Attacks, last year we produced high quality material which our readers and writers can be proud of. At the end of the academic year, that led us to be recognized with two nominations in the National Student Publication Association Awards 2016, in the categories “Best New Publication” and “Best Comment/Opinion”.
We have quite a lot to build on, but we also have a lot to do. We will be working hard over the next months to deliver the best writing from students at The University of Manchester, and we cannot wait to share with you the extraordinary articles that we have been working on over the summer.
Meanwhile, we encourage you to have a look at (and to our regular readers, revisit) some of our most successful articles from 2015-16. By their highly in-depth and informative nature, evidence of incisive and sophisticated reasoning and high standard of writing, these pieces embody the spirit of The Manchester Magazine to its fullest.
We have made a short selection of ten great articles, within five main genres. Not all our articles fit perfectly within these five genres, however they will give you a general idea of how THE MANCHESTER MAGAZINE is organized and what we strive for.
When it comes to analysis, we are looking for two things which should be present in very large quantities: critical thinking and clarity of writing. Our analysis is thorough and comprehensive, yet it is sharp and incisive.
The future of cash – by Richard Bolton
Neither a “Refugee Crisis” nor a “Syrian crisis” – by András Stefanovszky
The bar is set very high for our interviews. We might not publish one every week, but our readers know it is worth the wait. We find the most interesting people, with the most fascinating stories to tell, and send our most experienced interviewers to get the job done.
“Nobody was there from my family when I became Chancellor” – interview with Lemn Sissay, poet and Chancellor of The University of Manchester, by António Rolo Duarte and Jeanmiguel Uva
From Manchester to Mars – interview with James Lovelock, former NASA scientist and inventor, by António Rolo Duarte
We rarely publish major comment features – that is because opinion, although one of the core article genres of this magazine, usually goes in the columns space, where by its nature the writer can convey more frequently, strongly and personally his points of view. However, there are times where we will publish a particularly powerful opinion piece on its own.
The day we give in is the day we die – by Georgiana Baciu
Freedom under fire - by Jeanmiguel Uva
Our columns are already an iconic part of our website, where our writers add their personal touch to the magazine. They are often shorter pieces which make for a more relaxed read, even though they often touch on serious and well-researched topics. They must be entertaining, yet informative and engaging.
All by Margarita Poluektova
All by Edoardo Tricerri
Our main area of expertise is politics and current affairs. However, we have said from the start that we are a student magazine – not an academic journal. The student brain needs creativity to prosper and music, art, sport, cinema, fashion, food and theatre are all essential components of this development. In the culture sections, we want fascinating, engaging articles which take us to a world different from our own.
The eternal youth of Daughter - by Samuel Lindblad
Not just a city of vices - by Melody Sim and Marcus Jairus
This is a brief selection of some of our articles from last year. There are plenty more great pieces of writing across the website, so do keep browsing! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We will be back with new articles in no time.
Note: We are currently recruiting new writers for The Manchester Magazine. For more information, contact the editor-in-chief at firstname.lastname@example.org
Edited 20/09/2016 14:26