Recently launched in September of this academic year, WAXED is a mixed media online magazine and creative social network for students at the University of Westminster, primarily for those on Harrow campus as it is a media, arts and design faculty. It’s a network of creativity, community and collaboration and a platform for students to publish their work.
WAXED is a fitting example of how an audience shapes online media, as its content is solely submissions from us students. I find the significance of this is down to the fact it holds a very niche audience, and will continue to do so due to the common link between the online platform and its readers. The importance of the audience to contribute towards this magazine is the idea that it forms a community, students are able to express their ideas and publish them for other students to read / watch / listen to and network, pushing forward creativity – which I think is a great thing.