- INK is primarily an online magazine written and produced entirely by pupils at Berkhamsted School.
- The magazine aims to provide a range of content, from politics and economics, to culture and creative, from a wide range of pupils.
- Contributions – articles, creative writing, illustrations, photographs and videos – are entirely the creation of pupils ranging from Year 9 – Year 13.
- There are usually three online issues of INK produced in an academic year.
- There is one themed print edition released each year as well.
- The INK editorial team is predominantly made up of students in years eleven to thirteen. The editorial team meet together for a 40 minute meeting per week to discuss content, contributions, issues and launches.
- The editorial team organise and edit the submissions, which students can be email to the addresses below. If you are in any doubt as to what section your article would fit in, please send it to James or Edmund, who will then send it to the relevant section editor.
CURRENT EDITORIAL TEAM
James Doyle - Editor-in-chief ([email protected])
Edmund Wilson - Deputy editor-in-chief and Politics Editor ([email protected])
David Shipton - Creative Editor ([email protected])
Lizzie Debonnaire - Culture Editor ([email protected])
Jed Thirkettle - Economics Editor ([email protected])
Joe Beadle - Global Editor ([email protected])
Harriet Gould - Science Editor ([email protected])
Sam Quinn - Sport Editor ([email protected])
James Routledge - Website Manager and Print Edition Designer
Eloise Groves - Lead Artist
Beth Evans (Global), Emma Hansen (Politics), Megan Hansen (Economics), Leili Farsian (Culture), Tom Harbottle (Creative), Grace Castle (Sport), Jamie Brener (Science)
OUR SHORT HISTORY
- The magazine was founded in the summer term of 2012 by Miss McColl. After the appointment of the first editorial team, a Facebook page was created and, over the summer holiday, members of the school community engaged in a lengthy online debate about what the magazine would be called. The name INK was derived from The Ink Spot, an online creative writing website already in existence for Key Stage Three students in the school. The first edition of INK was published as an interactive PDF and, by March 2013, Issue 2 had been launched, with a new logo and a new website, with Twitter feeds, Facebook links and a dedicated YouTube channel.
- The new INK website made the magazine more accessible and easier to navigate than before, as well as opening up the magazine to a wider range of content such as the Teacher Interview videos. We also offered a means for students to promote their own blogs and websites.
- In November 2013 we produced a series of 'Room 101' videos where we asked teachers about their pet hates.
- The ‘Best Of’ Print Editions of INK – the PDFs of which are uploaded to the website – have been read more than 10,000 times online alone.
- 2011-2012 – Issue 1, 2
- 2012-2013 – Issue 3, 4
- 2013-2014 – Issues 5, 6, 7 – First team to produce 3 issues in an academic year
- 2015-2016 – Issues 8, 9, 10