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ERIC Number: ED309432
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Pages: 12
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Creative Computer Detective: The Basics of Teaching Desktop Publishing.
Slothower, Jodie
Teaching desktop publishing (dtp) in college journalism classes is most effective when the instructor integrates into specific courses four types of software--a word processor, a draw program, a paint program and a layout program. In a course on design and layout, the instructor can demonstrate with the computer how good design can be created and imitated by using the first page of "Moby Dick," illustrated by Barry Moser. The Moser design works well because there are basically four elements: the chapter heading, the wave graphic, the initial letter and the text. The students are then assigned to recreate this page and later to create their own two-page layout or newsletter. Along with the new techniques and opportunities, instructors must also address the current concerns about computers regarding plagiarism, jobs after college in which computers are not used, and changes in the traditional chain of command in journalism. (Seventeen references and the Moser design are attached.) (KEH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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