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Making my second newspaper page
Article carrying on from first page I had already saved part of the article for the second page and I then copied and pasted it to this second page. I then put a box around it and types at the art of the article that it is text carrying on from the page one headline.
Writing Stephen Fry article. As I didn’t actually plan to write about Stephen Fry, I hadn't written an article for it so I had to write it when I was making this newspaper page. I made sure that the title of the article on this page links well with the title on the front page advertising the article. I made sure that I had my first newspaper up all of the time so I could refer to it constantly in order to make both pages look as if they come from the same paper. I also made sure that throughout my articles I used the same size and type of font – 12, Times New Roman. I made sure when writing this article that I stuck by the rules: start by introducing the subject, the middle of the article should include information and the last section should involve involving the reader personally. Mentioning that my readers can find the book at a local book shop is very relevant to them.
Contact and scan square. My research into existing products of newspaper showed that on nearly every page there was contact details to contact the newspaper. I looked at my drawn layout plan and saw that I need to put contact details for my newspaper and also a scan square. I decided to put the website, telephone number so that nearly every educated adult would find a way to contact my newspaper in nearly every location they are at. I also decided to put my newspaper’s slogan so my reader’s are reminded of it. I then put the whole thing into a box so it fits in with the rest of my page.
Cultural Days out for the family. I hadn't written this and tested it out, but I had decided that I was going to format it as bullet points because it is quick to read and simple to follow. To find out things to do, I searched on the internet of days out in my local area. I also took into account that an educated family would be able to afford to travel to nice places. The dates and information that I wrote on this article is aimed directly at the family and are real events which are possible – to make my article as realistic as possible. I started each little section with a verb such as ‘Be informed at’, which is more information about what my readers could get out of the experience. I have also put contact details to be helpful to the readers. I didn’t worry too much about the sentence layout because this is meant to be quick information. I didn’t feel as if I has to put a lot of information about the days out because its more than likely my target audience readers have heard of these places, but this article just gives them information on contact details and what they can gain from going. These are just suggestions. I did decide not to put this article in a box as I felt that it would separate itself from the other articles, therefore if I were to make my newspaper weekly, it could be easy to identify and point out by my reader.
Not doing a debate. This post: http://oliviasmitha2mediastudies.blogspot.com/2012/01/speaking-to-member-of-my-focus-group.html I said that i was going to do a debate on the trampoline article, however I came to the conclusion when making this newspaper page that I wouldn’t have enough space and probably not enough time, so I changed the front page (after the trampoline text in bold) that the debate will be on page 3. This would also mean that the article would be spread through a few pages, therefore putting more emphasis on the story.
Music CD article As I wasn’t planning to write about the local band The Darkness, I didn’t get to test what I had written, because I hadn't actually written it. So the tested article that I was originally going to use is almost a practice run to identify the way I should write my articles. This band hasn’t been around for a few years, so I decided to point out in my article’s title that they are having a come-back, therefore it creates more of an emphasis on the band. The photo I have used I of the band’s latest CD which was released a few years ago. If they had a new CD out and this paper was going to be sold, I would be able to put a proper CD cover there. I have to make up a CD name to match what the band is about. I didn’t realise that I hadn't changed the age setup so that this page was the same size as my first page, therefore, I had to then change it making everything I had laid out be altered. The bottom print screen shows after I had changed the page size and then tried to change things to fit. I do think that everything now looks a bit too spread out, but once I have everything I need on the page, I could change it round slightly.
Puzzle I decided a while back that I wanted to do a sudoku puzzle on this post: http://oliviasmitha2mediastudies.blogspot.com/b/post-preview?token=4e1BNTUBAAA.EdOm18dUW3ScQ6082V192A.i6f4ks4_ER7tYrsuT1DNTA&postId=4008679889540631031&type=POST . I put a title with a grey background to make it stand out and I have also seen this done in existing newspapers. I didn’t feel as if I ha to declare that this is a Sudoku puzzle because it is fairly obvious. I then put the instructions of how to do Sudoku. I do assume that an educated, adult audience know how to do Sudoku, but there is a chance that some may not, and every newspaper who has a puzzle, no matter what their audience is has the instructions next to it. To make the actual puzzle, I did a table of 3x3 making those lines bold. And then did lines in those which were fainter, just like the traditional layout of a Sudoku puzzle. I then filled in the numbers which were the same as an existing puzzle I researched – there are no copyright laws on them. To do this I had tp make a text box and type the numbers in, in a size 20 font.
Artist article This was the last thing I had to do for my second page of my article. I had already written the article and had it tested, I managed to find a photo of somebody who fits the description (up and coming talent) and a photo of a painting without any copyright laws. I did have a bit of a problem because I had a lot of space free (due to changes in the page size), making there be too much free space. I decided that for this article, I would make the font size slightly bigger, to have less free space and to spread out the photos. I made the photo gray scale so it makes it suit the rest of the page better. I then put art photos around it and had to put another one to fill in spare space. Then I put a box around it.
Numbering the page This has to be done on every print work. It also helps the reader identify where the advertised articles from the front page will be. I just did a text box.