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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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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