I edited a photo from the protest by cloning the sky in order to fit my headline in. I decided to go for a white headline with black outline as this stood out from the image. The article has now been put into columns and features in a white text box, again for it to stand out from the picture. Things I still need to do to complete the newspaper front page is the master head, which still needs an image for the ‘I’ and some articles for the ‘Inside Today’ feature. I hope to get this done soon so I can move on to page 2.
After beginning my newspaper front page, I received some audience feedback. The majority of people I asked said the font for the heading of the story didn’t appeal to the demographic so I will alter this. As it is only the start of the newspaper I had planned to make alterations depending on the audience feedback. They liked the appeal the newspaper had towards the demographic, and the audience feedback I received was from people in my demographic.
A story broke about a protest taking part in London. This was to publicise the issues with education, university fees and unemployment. I will be interviewing my student union ‘Havant College’ to discover if students here took part in the protest, but if not, to find out why.
After starting the newspaper, I have completed the advert and part of the title. My earlier template helped me to separate areas, and the title is the same colour as another heading, therefore keeping the colour scheme consistent. I have also added bold black writing underneath the price, but still in the master head as this is the location of my newspaper. The advert is at the bottom enticing the audience, but the colour scheme here is different as it is an advert and not part of the newspaper colour scheme.
The title of my newspaper is what should appeal to my demographic. I received positive feedback on the title as it gives a clear understanding to the purpose of the paper and its aimed audience. Changing the ‘i’ in life to an image of the Spinnaker Tower also received positive feedback. The title was still legible, whilst the location of the newspaper was now clear. The Spinnaker Tower helped set the scene due to it being a landmark and many people knowing about it.
I have decided to call the newspaper ‘Student Life’ as I feel it will attract my demographic. I kept the name simple as I feel that students won’t buy the newspaper just because of the title. Including ‘student’ was the main priority as my newspaper is designed for that audience in the local area. The newspaper will include events for students, showing what you can get up to in your local area. Instead of having a logo, I have decided to include it within the title. The ‘i’ of ‘Student Life’ plans to be the Spinnaker Tower, therefore locating the local newspaper in Portsmouth.
After experimenting with different fonts, I intend to use ‘Corbel’ and the title will be in capitals. I came to this decision due to students being young, and I felt the font related to the age group of my target audience. This is so the Spinnaker Tower will blend in with the title. I will use WordArt in order to fit the title in. The colour I have chosen is blue as this relates to Portsmouth, therefore relating to the location, and linking with my demographic and target audience.
The logo chosen to support the newspapers are in keeping with the location. Only 1 of the 4 local newspapers I have chosen to research has a logo. This newspapers is The News Portsmouth. The News logo is of a ship which has significance to the history surrounding Portsmouth with the dockyard. The logo seems to be based around the HMS Victory, and is red which makes the logo stand out from the blue title. Although a simple design, it is relavant to Portsmouth as their is a link between the newspaper and the local area. The Bournemouth Daily Echo used to have a logo which was of their publishing building along with the establishing date of the newspaper, but as of recent they no longer have a logo.
I have decided against a logo, but wish to include an image of the Spinnaker Tower in my master title. I have chosen to do this due to the age of the target audience and I feel this style would appeal more to the demographic.