Designing for Newspapers and Magazines

2nd Edition

By Chris Frost

© 2012 – Routledge

190 pages

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Paperback: 9780415666541
pub: 2011-11-10
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About the Book

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

About the Author

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.

About the Series

Media Skills

The Media Skills series provides concise and thorough introductions to a rapidly changing media landscape. Each book is written by media and journalism lecturers or experienced professionals and is a key resource for a particular industry. Offering helpful advice and information and using practical examples from print, broadcast and digital media, as well as discussing ethical and regulatory issues, Media Skills books are essential guides for students and media professionals.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies