Media Education in the Primary School provides a clear, practical guide for teachers on how to approach media education. The author offers helpful advice on teaching about media institutions, news-gathering and on soaps, comics and advertising. Cross-cirucular classroom activities such as video-work, simulating advertising campaigns and photography are also included. All the activities have been thoroughly tested and are fully compatabile with current National Curriculum requirements.
Mediated Discourse as Social Interaction makes an explicit link between media studies and social interactionalist discursive research where previously the two fields of study have been treated as separate disciplines. This text presents an integrated theory illustrated by ample concrete examples, bringing together the latest research in these two fields. It offers a critique to the sender-receiver model implicit in media studies, and argues for an analysis of media discourse as social interaction, on the one hand among journalists and newsmakers as a community of practice, and among readers and viewers as a spectating community of practice on the other. The book also argues for a coherent and interdiscursive methodology for the ethnographic study of the role of the news media in the social construction of identity and is based on a considerable body of ethnographic and textual analysis of both print and television news media. The theory of mediated discourse presented in this volume will be of great interest to advanced undergraduates and postgraduates studying media studies, sociology of language, discourse analysis, interactional sociolinguistics, ethnography of communication and applied linguistics. It will also be welcomed by scholars and professionals involved in research in these areas.
Newsletter Design A Step–by–Step Guide to Creative Publications "Make it dramatic. Make it readable. Make it believable." Words of advice to those who plan, design, or edit newsletters from the author of Newsletter Design, Edward A. Hamilton. Follow the advice of this designer of world–renowned publications and your newsletter will never land in the junk–mail pile. You′ll learn techniques used by the most successful publications to attract readers and rivet their attention. Included in this step–by–step guide: ∗ Planning visual content ∗ Fast–paced journalistic writing ∗ Forceful page layout ∗ Eye–catching graphics ∗ Strong, clear typography ∗ Powerful photojournalism ∗ Cost–wise production From selecting a name, logotype, and cover design to going on press, every element of producing a stand–out newsletter is explained step–by–step in clear language. Principles are expressed in simple terms that apply equally to desktop publishing or traditional T–square and typewriter. Layouts that are cluttered and complex––or bland and austere––can sabotage even the best editorial ideas. The author shows you how to avoid the stock, "off–the–shelf look". You′ll learn to master simple but powerful page layout, sparkling typography that promotes clarity, strength and elegance. you′ll learn how to edit and design with compelling journalistic photographs and vivid graphics. In addition, the book introduces a twelve–part grid design that not only opens up new creative possibilities and relief from the standard three–column page, it works perfectly with computer coordinates. There′s plenty of support for desktop publishers using WordPerfect, Lotus, Adobe, and Quark. You′ll get tips for spicing up your pages with tables, charts, graphs, pictographs, and maps, using simple software programs. It′s all here. From logotype to printed pages, you won′t find a more readable, on–the–money guide to designing newsletters.
As the visual component of contemporary media has overtaken the verbal, visual reportage has established a unique and extremely significant role in 21st-century culture. Julianne Newton has prepared this comprehensive analysis of the development of the role of visual reportage as a critical player in the evolution of our understanding of ourselves, others, and the world. The Burden of Visual Truth offers a first assessment of the role of visual journalism within the context of the complex, cross-disciplinary pool of literature and ideas required for synthesis. Newton approaches the subject matter from several perspectives, examining the theoretical and ideological bases for visual truth, particularly as conveyed by the news media, and applying relevant research on photojournalism and reality imagery to contemporary newspaper, broadcast, and internet professional practice. She extends visual communication theory by proposing an ecology of the visual for 21st century life and developing a typology of human visual behavior. Scholars in visual studies, media studies, journalism, nonverbal communication, cultural history, and psychology will find this analysis invaluable as a comprehensive base for studying reality imaging and human visual behavior. The volume also is appropriate for journalism and media studies coursework at the undergraduate and graduate levels. With its conclusions about the future of visual reportage, The Burden of Visual Truth also will be compelling reading for journalism and mass communication professionals concerned with improving media credibility and maintaining a significant course for journalism in the 21st century. For all who seek to understand the role of visual media in the formation of their views of the world and of their own identities, this volume is a must-read.
Technical information and advice for candid or posed photographs of people, including babies, children, parties, self-portraits, strangers, sports, nudes, and ghosts.