Thursday 13th January 2011 by C. Freeman
Teen publishers Sean Spooner and Louis Porter appeared on the BBC Breakfast News less than a year after setting up Corby Magazine. The duo’s first edition appeared in May 2010. Since then they have produced three more issues and have been featured on local television and radio reports.
Their latest media appearance, a two and a half minute interview with reporter Phil Lavelle, took place at various town locations and included interviews with impressed locals. It was broadcast on BBC Breakfast early in January and, as a result, Sean has been invited to speak at an annual economic forum that takes place in June.
Louis said: ‘Filming took about three and a half hours and it was really good but we had to walk up and down outside the Cube about ten times so the cameraman could make use of all the reflections from the building.’
Sean added: ‘We started off in a café, went to the Cube, Willow Place and also to some of the local businesses that advertise with us; it was just making sure we said the right things on camera!’
Louis sells the magazine’s advertising space while Sean writes the articles. The magazine, which is distributed to shops and businesses around town, now has a print run of 1000, a 500 per cent increase on the first edition. Sean and Louis’s ambition is to one day generate enough revenue to print 25,000, one copy for every household in the town.