Elements Of Newspaper Design

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Covering every aspect of newspaper design from typography to photography, from redesign to the specifics of a design stylebook, this volume is an essential text for use in graphic journalism courses and an effective reference source for editors and publishers. The author coins the phrase Total Page Concept (TPC). By use of this term, he demonstrates the importance of placing graphic elements on a page so that they complement one another. On the TPC page, all elements mesh. Typography, photography and illustrative...

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Overview

Covering every aspect of newspaper design from typography to photography, from redesign to the specifics of a design stylebook, this volume is an essential text for use in graphic journalism courses and an effective reference source for editors and publishers. The author coins the phrase Total Page Concept (TPC). By use of this term, he demonstrates the importance of placing graphic elements on a page so that they complement one another. On the TPC page, all elements mesh. Typography, photography and illustrative art are as important to each page as are thorough writing and careful editing. This scholarly text includes more than 200 examples from newspapers throughout the United States, 60 interviews and citations plus statistical tables that show how editors use various graphic elements in their publications.

Divided into six sections, Elements of Newspaper Design shows how graphics and text must complement one another on a TPC page. Sections are: Basics of the Total Page Concept; Principles of Design; Building Blocks of Typography; Design Creativity; Finishing Touches; Putting It All Together.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275923303
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/6/1989
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

STEVEN E. AMES is the director of student publications and teaches journalism at Pepperdine University.

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface and Acknowledgments

Basics of the Total Page Concept

Putting Newspaper Design into Perspective

The Newspapers' Public

Designing News Space

Designing Inside Sections and Pages with Advertising

Designing Tabloid News Space

Building Blocks of Typography

Continuity Elements

Adding Headlines

Text Matter Elements

Design Creativity

Creative Design

Photographic Design

Illustrative Design

Reader Attention Elements

Color

Putting it all Together

Computer-initiated Text, Graphics and Page Design

Redesign

The TPC Design Stylebook

Index

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