Grids and Columns
The margins are on the edge of the page so there is enough room for the text, if they didn’t have any
margins then when it came to printing the text wouldn’t print properly and would be hard to read as it
would come off the page.
The grids are the important as you need to put them in so all of the text falls into place.
The page orientation is landscape – most double page spreads are landscape just as it all fits on better.
The headline and pull quote grabs the readers attention as it is big and bold, the colour of the text also
stands out, it is purple which is the same colour as her top so it all fits in well as it is associating the story
with her. The headline is a quote from her and it must be what the story is about so the readers will know
what they are going to be reading about.
The crosshead’s make it easy for the reader to understand the article – it separates all the text and gives a
The cutouts make the spread look more interesting and appealing to the reader rather than lots of ‘blocky’
images and this page has two one of them is in the middle of the page which stands out as it is in the
middle of the page and is bright the other image is smaller and fits in line with the text.
The border for the images is important so it doesn’t get mixed up in the text and is separate to it as then
you will be able to read it in this publication they have lots of image on the page.
The base line is important as it is an imaginary line of what the texts rests on and it needs to be there so
the text is all the line and in sections in a way and doesn’t all get mixed up together making it hard to
The strapline gives a little more information about the story or it could be a direct quote or just some
facts about the person or story.
The page numbers are needed so the reader knows which page they are on – in this publication they are in
the top corner and clearly stated.
Double page spread
The headline stands out – it is formal as it is in a newspaper but it is clear and easy to read as it is in a
plain font and in black. The headline is also stating what the story is about and therefor the reader will
know what they are going to read.
This story is set out in a double page spread – this is generally how newspapers are set out as then it will
be a full story and look more professional.
Using columns is important as it breaks up the text and makes it easier to read as it breaks up the text
instead of having it all together – some of these columns are quite long and others are short as it all
depends on the layout.
The grids are important as that sets out your page and this page is set out into lots of columns with space
for a couple of images.
The dateline is important as the reader will know what date it has been written on and therefor will be
able to see how long ago it was in case they need to know.
Using page numbers all help for the reader to know which page they are on and in this newspaper they are
situated in the top corners of the pages they are not very noticeable as they are quite small but they are in
bold which makes them easy to see.
Its important to have borders on your images as then they are separate to the text and doesn't interfere
with the text as if you didn’t have a border on the image then the text may be offline and may go into the
image making it off centre.
Its important to have a baseline as it is what the texts ‘rests’ on, especially in this publication as it has a
lot of text and this baseline will keep the text all in line and not all resting on top of each other all mixed