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Task 3

  1. 1. TASK 3 Jess Britton
  2. 2. Dateline Header/ Headline Margin White Space Page number Crossheads Grids/ Columns Portrait Drop capitals
  3. 3. Conventions  This example from the Times has a margin that is around the outside. This makes the newspaper look professional. The newspaper hasn’t changed the colour of the margin from the colour of the newspaper, which makes it look better overall, and it would make it cheaper to print.  It uses a grid system, with columns that hold the text. This makes this part of the newspaper easy to read, and without the spaces in between the columns then it wouldn’t be readable.  It’s a double page spread, which is kept professional with the use or columns. This was the best example of a double page spread that I could find on Google, because I don’t believe that they use double page spreads much.  This example has a dateline; its at the top of the page under the title. Its easy to see that this newspaper is quite old, which is most likely why it has a dateline since they aren’t normally seen is newer papers.  This example has a page number too; page number 14. Its not clear if the page number is the page number for all the announcements, or a page number for the whole newspaper.  The orientation of this example is portrait. Which is what most broadsheet newspapers will use. Devices  The header of the page is The Times, and there are smaller headlines at the top of every column to break up the different pieces of information.  There are quite a few crossheads in the text, an example of this would be “On active service” and “business offers.”
  4. 4.  There aren’t any cut outs in this example, because there are no images that have been used.  There aren’t any straplines that have been used either, this page is just used for announcements, so there isn’t a main article to talk about.  There are countless base lines that have been used in this example, which makes the paper look professional.  I don’t believe that any borders have been used, only the ones that have been used around the text.  Blobs and stars haven’t been used either.  Drop capitals have been used throughout this example. They have been placed at the beginning of every new announcement. This is typical of the type of paper that this is, and because of how old it is.  There is a lot of white space that has been used at the top of this example, but because of the amount of text that has been used in the columns it could only be placed at the top.  There are no reverse colours either, because the newspapers is old and it wasn’t possible to print on that much black.  There is no pull quote, because it isn’t a full article.
  5. 5. Page number Cut out Header/Headline Strapline Reverse Grids/ Columns Crossheads Pull quote Landscape Border Margin
  6. 6. Conventions  The margin is around the outside of the page, and around the text.  This example from the Scottish Daily Mail has used grids, but its not as simple as the example from the Times.  This is a double page spread, and it obvious because of the line in the middle.  There are quite a few columns that have been used, and they have been moved around to make the page look more interesting.  This example hasn’t got a dateline, most likely because it would have one on the front page of the newspaper.  It has a page number however, at the top left hand corner.  This example is landscape, because it is spread across two pages.
  7. 7. Devices  The headline of this example is at the top, its got big bold text that would draw people in, and it would show people that this is most likely a tabloid paper.  I believe that there are two main crossheads in the text, both on the second page of the spread. One is classed as a pull quote, and these two break the text up and draw people in.  There is only one cut out that is used in this example, which is situated in the middle of the page with the text fitted around it.  There has been a strapline used in this example, underneath the headline on the left hand side. This would draw people in and make it so people will know more about the article and try to persuade them to read it.  Base lines have been used in this example to make the text look better.  There are borders around some of the text, and around all of the images apart from one, which has been cut out and stuck in the middle.  I don’t believe that any drop capitals have been used, which might be because it’s a tabloid paper, so they mix up their layout and don’t always use elements that broadsheet papers use.  There isn’t any white space, only the background.  Reverse has been used at the top of the second page, which I believe adds to the example and makes it look interesting.  There is a pull quote at the top of the second page, which might draw people in before they decide to read it.