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Over to You…

Source readers are bold, smart and exciting and we want YOU to get involved with us. This magazine’s been developed to provide an accessible platform for young people to voice their opinions, show their talents and to read about what really matters to them. So tell us what’s important to you – we really want to know! Source is written for you and we want your input.

We encourage everyone to get involved, and not just budding writers. Source really is for everyone. For instance, when pop stars Cover Drive popped by the Source offices to perform for a group of lucky competition-winning fans, we had students filming and photographing the performance, as well as interviewing the band. Find out how they got on here.

You might have an experience you would love to share, review a gig for us, advice you think would help other young people or a view on an issue that doesn’t get talked about enough. Whatever it is, we’d love to hear all about it.

In the past, we’ve let students hang out with the Wanted, chill out backstage with Lawson at King Tut’s, give us their views on the latest big TV shows, write about their school prom experience, chat on the blower with Scouting for Girls, report from the red carpet at the Scottish Fashion Awards and photograph You Me at Six.

These days, a team of talented students, with a little bit of supervision from Source staff, are running this entire website, updating it with interviews, features, reviews and news. Not only does this mean that Source fans don’t have to wait three months for the latest slice of Sourcey goodness, we’re giving experience of a real, working journalism project to some young people in Scotland. Not bad as far as work experience goes!

Source really does offer a huge range of opportunities which can make a great  start to your portfolio. It’ll also show employers that you’ve got the drive it takes to succeed in the media world. Source also provides work experience and internship opportunities, so if you’ve got big media ambitions, you’d like to see how the real world of journalism works and you make a mean cup of tea, drop us a line and we’ll see what we can do.

We’d also love to hear your feedback on how we’re doing. Read an article you liked? Want to tell us where we could do better? Get in touch.

So if there’s a burning issue that’s important to you, tell us and get your thoughts published in the pages of Source just like student writer Laura and former intern Rachael……

Laura with the Maccabees’ Felix

“I absolutely love writing for Source magazine. I’ve learned so much about how magazines work and have had loads of amazing opportunities that I never could have imagined. It’s great to be a part of the team and I would recommend the experience to anybody interested in journalism.” – Laura Donaldson, BA Journalism student

“My career as a journalist began at Source Magazine. No matter which publications I write for in future or on what scale, I will always credit DC Publishing for giving me the opportunity to shine in the early days of my career.

“I fell in love with the publication from my first day in the office – whether I was Tweeting celebs for holiday advice or writing business profiles on young entrepreneurs, there was never a dull moment. My work experience at Source also gave me a major head start at university, as most of my portfolio was work I’d done for Source and DC’s other titles. My tutor was consistently impressed with the work I did for Source, mainly because the subject matter was so varied.

“I can’t gush enough about the team or the time I spent with them (grab your sick bags now!) because my time at Source was really the foundation on which I’ll build the rest of my career. It gave me the confidence to go out and get published elsewhere and gave me a nice, shiny portfolio of articles to show off at interviews.”Rachael Fulton, STV journalist

If you’d like to be involved with Source magazine, get in touch with editor Lindsay at lindsay.cochrane@dcpublishing.co.uk.