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The Newspaper Designer's Handbook


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Introduction Preface Quick history Current trends Digital news design Looking ahead Chapter 1: Fundamentals What it's called Tools of the trade Basic typography Four basic elements Headlines Text Photos Cutlines Drawing a dummy A broadsheet dummy A tabloid dummy Exercises Chapter 2: Story Stories without art Mug shots Text shapes Photos on the page Horizontal photos Vertical photos Square photos Dominant photos The picture combo Exercises Chapter 3. Page Design The grid Pages without art Pages with art Modular page design Front page design Designing Page One Making stories fit Inside pages Double trucks Bad juxtapositions Rules of thumb Exercises Chapter 4. Photos Photo guidelines Photo constructs Compelling photos Weak photos From camera to page Processing digital images Sizing photos Halftones & screens Scanning images Cropping photos Stand-alone photos The photo column Photo spreads Photo spread guidelines Studio shots Photo illustrations Illustrations Risky business Exercises Chapter 5. Nuts & Bolts The flag Logos and sigs Liftout quotes Decks and summaries Bylines Credit lines Spacing Rules and boxes Refers and promos Breaking up text Jumps Chapter 6. Graphics Alternative Story Forms A.S.F. presentations Fast facts Bio boxes Lists Checklists Q&A's Quizzes Surveys and polls Quote collections Charts and graphs Tables Ratings Timelines Step-by-step guides Diagrams Maps Graphics packages Package planning Graphics guidelines Graphics gallery Chapter 7. Special Effects Bending the rules The Stewart variations Wraparounds and skews Photo cutouts Mortises and insets Screens and reverses Display headlines Color Adding color to a page Color guidelines Printing full color Chapter 8. The Redesign Redesigning your paper Evaluating your paper Gathering examples Compiling a shopping list Building prototypes Testing and promotion Writing a stylebook Launching and following up Redesign gallery Appendix Exercise answers Glossary Index Acknowledgments Credits

About the Author

Tim Harrower is a renowned journalism educator and consultant.

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