Online cultural magazine launches today

A CULTURAL magazine, seeking to promote long-form journalism, has been launched today by a group of students.

Counterpoint is appearing online – on the publishing platform, issuu – and aims, says its media release, to provide “a more reflective publication from and for students”.

The debut edition is themed around commerce and culture and includes features on crowdsourcing in cinema, how commercialised the Edinburgh Fringe is and on-demand online TV.

It is open to features and illustrations from students across the UK.

Says co-editor, Sam Bradley: “Counterpoint has a team of six right now – myself, Jack Murray, Mayumi Ihara-Quinones and Sally Pugh study at the University of Edinburgh, and Bethany Thompson and Steph Shaw study at Manchester School of Art. We’re all going into our final years at university, except Sally, who graduated this summer.”