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2nd Edition

Designing for Newspapers and Magazines

ISBN 9780415666541
Published July 27, 2017 by Routledge
190 Pages

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Book Description

A hugely beneficial introduction to students and professionals in print media and design, Designing for Newspapers and Magazines offers 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 and 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

Table of Contents

1. Function and History of Design  2. Publication Style  Technical Data  3. Production Process  Printing Processes  Colour Print Process  4. Pre-Planning and Copy Tasting  5. Designing Pages  Pictures on a Page  Text Other Display Dype  Some Dos and Don'ts of Design  6. Master Pages, Templates and Stylesheets  7. Typography Devices to Add Interest  8. Words in Type  9. Using Pictures  Cropping Pictures  Scaling Pictures  10. Using Colour  11. Publishing Ethics  12. Design Masterclass  13. Bibliography and Appendices  Glossary  Websites of Interest  Bibliography

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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.