Date of Award

Spring 2016

First Advisor

Dr. Carrie Buchanan


This project aims to explore the practice, value and impact of newspaper design and how its principles can be applied to construct a coherent visual identity for a college newspaper. The first part will examine primary and secondary sources on visual journalism, including both theoretical and visual analysis of renowned newspaper designs around the world. The second part focuses on designing a complete visual overhaul for The Carroll News. This part will include insights from key current and former Carroll News staff members through interviews, and a survey of Communications majors, who are frequently exposed to news media, to gather their opinions on the current visual presentation of The Carroll News and their inputs into the final look for the redesign.

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