Honors Theses

Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis



First Advisor

Samir Husni

Relational Format



This thesis is the result of research completed in the Journalism 401 and Journalism 501 courses. In Journalism 401 I came up with my own magazine concept, researched its potential in the marketplace, and formulated a business plan. This plan includes information about my magazine concept, its potential competition, a wish list of advertisers, and a circulation plan. In 501,1 spent months designing a 68-page prototype of Magic Hour, my photography magazine. I created a logo, a cover page, a table of contents, ten departments, two columns, and four feature stories for the magazine. The goal of this project was to learn valuable information about the process of creating a magazine, from idea to implementation, and in the process to fine-tune skills in research, magazine design, and marketing. The outcome of researching the photography magazine marketplace was finding a niche for Magic Hour. To this niche, I have tailored my unique concept and my detailed plan for executing the launch of the magazine. IV

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