Designing for Newspapers and Magazines

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Psychology Press, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 183 pages
A hugely beneficial introduction to students and professionals in print media and design, Designing for Newspapers and Magazinesoffers guidance on how to produce attractive publications and how to tailor them to their target audience using colour, text placement, typography and images,

Written by an experienced journalist and designer, the book details the elements of good design and provides instruction on how to get the most of computers and computer-aided design.

The book examines a broad range of local an national publications including The Sun, The Daily Mirror and Glamour magazine and explains the reasoning that underpins their design choice, including:

* how to set up a new publication
* planning an edition of a newspaper or magazine
* typography and working with text
* working with images and technical production
* designing pages and how to use colour
* design and journalism ethics
* a glossary of journalistic and design terms.

Frost shows here how a well designed publication can be a powerful platform for good journalism. This text will be invaluable in the study of design and print media.

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I am currently doing a subject in school which involves making a project on anything we want. I chose to write a teenage self-help booklet on design and layout for magazines and newspapers. This book has been a lot of help to me and is very easy to understand. It not only teaches the basics of layout but also the complex details people often overlook. I am not copying this book in anyway, just learning from it and I find that if anyone is interested in design and layout for either magazines or newspapers, such as myself, then I would reccommend this book by far above everything else I found. I want to be a layout/graphic designer for magazines when I eventually leave university and this book has taught me EVERYTHING I would need to know about text, images and layout. I have the second edition which I believe is the same, just re-published with a different cover. Buy it, buy it, buy it! 


List of figures
Production processes
Preplanning and copy tasting
Master pages templates and style sheets
Words in type
Using colour
Design masterclass

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About the author (2003)

Chris Frost is head of journalism at Liverpool John Moores University. He has worked in journalism for 30 years as a reporter, sub-editor and editor. He is the author of Media Ethics and Self-Regulation and Reporting for Journalists.

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