Freshman English & Humanities – Greek Newspaper

A large group project the Freshmen completed this semester in their English and Humanities classes was an Ancient Greek newspaper. The students were split into groups and each was responsible for one section of the newspaper, from World News to Sports and Opinions. There were also different roles within each group, with one person chosen as the section editor, one as the designer and the rest as writers.

As the content was created, proofread and edited, the designer created a page template using Google Drawing based around the following design rules and then began to layout the content:

  • Use color only in pictures (can use greyscale shapes)
  • Limit font use in your section (can use bold/italic)
  • Maximum of four columns per page
  • Need to include your section heading on first page
  • World News section needs to include the masthead (name, date, price) and index information
  • Each article needs a headline, lede and byline
  • All photos must have a caption
  • Can use appropriate newspaper-style graphics, e.g. barcode, weather icon

Screenshots of the group’s pages being created in Google Drawing can be seen below:

The finished product was then stitched together as a complete PDF and then turned into an interactive online newspaper using ISSUU:

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