Colony Times

Editing a neighbourhood magazine (1990-1993).


Planning content, editing submissions. Publishing.

The big picture

The objective was to publish a feel-good magazine that would share news, and strengthen ties within the community. My first step into journalism and publishing, at the age of 15.

The small steps

  • Content planning: Neighbourhood-related news-in-brief, news features, and profiles were given prominence.
  • Production and distribution: Initially hand-written, later type-written. Photo-copies were made for each row of houses. A family, after reading, would pass its copy next door.

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