Edwin Ellis Creative Media has launched a new digital magazine for people to read online or download during the coronavirus lockdown.
The PR and publishing agency, founded in 2015 by former Birmingham Post editor Stacey Barnfield, has created the Journal of History & Nostalgia, which covers Birmingham, the Black Country and Coventry.
Using the latest digital publishing software the magazine can be read on any digital device or downloaded to read offline.
It features links to websites for museums and heritage sites and covers news about local history and regeneration projects plus a look at the virtual gallery tours being offered by Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery during its closure to the public.
Stacey Barnfield explained how he hopes the magazine will evolve into a printed publication, distributed across the Midlands, to help raise the profile of the area, its history and heritage after coronavirus closures.
“I’ve always wanted to launch a local history magazine that appeals to families who have grown up in the Midlands and have family connections to its biggest brands; the likes of Jaguar, Cadbury and Rover. There are lovely stories behind these incredible organisations that I hope to share through the magazine.
“However, with print publishing being impacted by coronavirus, it seemed appropriate to try a shorter digital ‘stay-at-home’ version first. I’m really pleased with the response and getting some positive feedback.”