Mary Hogarth

Mary Hogarth

  • Senior Lecturer in Journalism
  • Weymouth House W314, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Educator, media specialist, and writer, Mary Hogarth was previously Head of Features Journalism at Solent University and is now a HEA Senior Fellow with a fractional post at Bournemouth University.

With more than 20 years’ industry experience – including her role as Managing Editor of Writers International Ltd overseeing two national magazines – Mary set up The Magazine Expert Ltd in 2015. Her consultancy practice specialises in new title launches (print, online and digital), audience engagement, editorial development and sustainable business strategies.

To date, Mary has written numerous articles on magazine publishing and authored three books - How To Launch A Magazine In This Digital Age (Bloomsbury, 2014), Business Strategies for Magazine Publishing (Routledge, 2018) and Writing Feature Articles (Routledge, 2019).

Her research interests include sustainable publishing strategies and developing pedagogical practices to enhance employability while improving the student experience.

Recently, Mary has embarked on a PhD investigating how magazine business practices have evolved as a result of the digital age.


My research focuses on magazine publishing from a business perspective. As part of my doctoral research, I am examining publishers’ approaches to developing sustainable business strategies. A key emphasis will be on investigating how publishers of print magazines are developing sustainable business strategies to counteract a downward trend in circulation and advertising sales.



Profile of Teaching UG

  • Features & Online 1 (2016-present)
  • Dissertations (2016)
  • Major Multi-Media Projects (2015)
  • Magazine Business (Southampton Solent University 2012-2015)
  • Final Major Projects (Southampton Solent University 2011-2015)
  • Lifestyle Journalism option (Southampton Solent University 2012-2015)
  • Print Journalism: Editing & Production (Southampton Solent University 2011-2013)
  • Print Journalism: Professional Practice and Employability (Southampton Solent University 2011-2013)
  • Magazines & Markets (Southampton Solent University 2011-2013)
  • Writing for the Media, Unit Leader (2016-present)
  • Features & Online 1
  • Dissertations (2016)
  • Features & Online 1

Invited Lectures

  • How to develop a successful magazine concept, Edinburgh Napier University, 13 Jun 2019 more
  • Magazine Publishing, University of Sunderland, 06 Nov 2018 more
  • Magazine Audiences & Markets, University of Westminster, 23 Oct 2018 more
  • What makes a successful magazine, University of Oklahoma, 13 Sep 2018 more
  • Developing your professional identity, University of Sunderland, 01 Oct 2017 more
  • Magazine Publishing, University of Sunderland, 01 Nov 2016 more


  • Magazines - the past, present and future (Southampton Solent University, 01 Jul 2014). Awarded

External Responsibilities

Internal Responsibilities

  • Judge, New Media Writing Prize (Digital Journalism Award). <a href="" class="iconRight" target="blank"><i class="fa fa-external-link"></i></a>

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Dorchester Chamber For Business - Learning lunch
  • Your business from a media perspective

Conference Presentations

  • Mapping the Magazine, Lessons from the past, 25 Jul 2018, Columbia College, Chicago
  • Magazines: The Way Ahead, New Sustainable Business Models, 15 Jan 2014, City University

Consultancy Activities

  • The Magazine Expert Ltd (magazine consultancy practice), Consultancy. Celebrating Poundbury
  • The Magzine Expert Ltd, magazine consultancy. Henry Leveson-Gower, publisher of The Mint Magazine -


  • MA in Media with Corporate PR (Southampton Solent University, 2011)
  • PGCE in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education (Southampton Solent University, 2007)
  • BA (Hons) in Journalism (Nottingham Trent University, 1997)


External Media and Press

Broadcast Interview

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