A protocol analysis study on the process of designing a newspaper front page

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dc.contributor.advisor Weaver, Marilyn en_US
dc.contributor.author Schmitt, Charmaine Elieth en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:37:03Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:37:03Z
dc.date.created 1995 en_US
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1995 .S3 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/185248
dc.description.abstract This thesis was a descriptive study of the process of designing a newspaper front page by three journalists. The newspaper industry has placed increased importance on journalistic design. However, little research had been completed on the mental processes of designers.This study was concerned with the processes that occur as professional journalists designed a front page of a newspaper as determined by protocol analysis. Three Indiana newspapers,The Evansville Courier, The South Bend Tribune and The Times from Munster, Ind., were selected. The individual who designed the front page on a regular basis participated in the protocol sessions.The conclusions showed that these designers spent the majority of the design process planning and analyzing materials to be used. The majority of all decisions made by the designers were based on past design knowledge. The journalists applied their skills in a rapid and confident way as they designed separate portions of the page until all elements were used and the page was complete.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Journalism
dc.format.extent 148 leaves : ill., maps ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Newspaper layout and typography. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Journalism. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Graphic arts. en_US
dc.title A protocol analysis study on the process of designing a newspaper front page en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/958775 en_US


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