Newspaper Assignment for Students (InDesign)

Students are to create a newspaper assignment, which consists of only one page. 

CHOOSE -> File -> New -> Print – Legal size.

When setting up the page on the new document dialog box, students are to create their document with four columns and change other settings as needed.

The top of the page should have a header (the student will need to create a fictitious name for their newspaper) and just below that there should be a small section of text where the date should be listed as well as volume number (volume number should be one and it can be on either side). The body should have four vertical columns or more.  Each column should have placeholder text to fill in the columns, and each section of columns should have a subtitle. A minimum of two images must be used somewhere in the body to emphasize the stories. Just below that there should be a footer.  Each section should consist of pictures and placeholder text.  The document should be made to look like a newspaper and must be submitted in PDF format.

Examples of newspapers have been provided below.  Please review the examples listed below.

NOTE: Students must use layers appropriately:

  • Columns, images, subheadings, and headings must all be placed in their own layers.
  • Layers must be named according to the content they have in them.
  • Placeholder text must be used to fill columns as if they are real stories.
Newspaper assignment for students using Adobe InDesign CC 2015.

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