Monday, April 30, 2012
I like magazines. I like good, little, indie magazines; the kind of thing where writers put in what they want, and do what they want, and it's all a labour of love. Maybe that's nostalgia kicking in from my own newspaper days, but there's something so great about just going on there and doing it yourself.
Impulse Magazine does just that. Some journalism students at Napier University in Edinburgh got together and created a magazine that is, actually, just lovely. It's glossy and nice to look at and hold - they haven't skimped on presentation. The folks involved distributed several hundred copies across Edinburgh, and also some in Glasgow too. I was lucky enough to get my hands on a copy (cause I work with a journalism student who is involved - great job, Niomi!) and it's full of delightful things - lifestyle articles, fashion, and the arts. That's right, not just music, but all of them. There's a chat with Alan Bissett about ebooks, and an interview with a friend I went to uni with who is now a poker superstar!
It's a magazine worth keeping an eye out for if you're floating around Edinburgh/Glasgow. Otherwise, you can see all the articles online at www.impulsemag-online.com. And, of course, you can catch up with them on Twitter and Facebook too.