problem 1: prepare short definitions or descriptions of the following ten design abbreviations and sub-editing terms, by using exs where helpful to exemplify the answer:
g) Puff/puff piece
problem 2: How has the digital revolution transformed the sub-editing process and the structure of the newsroom that supports it?
problem 3: Headlines are there to draw the reader into the story. It is the job of the journalist to tell the story itself. What are the major features of an efficient headline?
problem 4: According to Stephen Quinn, most of the copy editors and designers ‘place a higher value on words instead of pictures. When assessing and processing pictures and graphics for publication, what are the main four elements an editor must bear in mind, according to Quinn?
problem 5: What are the major differences between designing for a conventional newspaper and designing for the web?
problem 6: In considering material for publication in print or on the web, the journalist and sub-editor should take a number of significant ethical, regulatory and legal issues into consideration. Set out what you believe to be the most significant, and elucidate why.
problem 7: Describe the differences between the given explanations of sentence construction, and give an illustration of each:
e) Balanced and loose
problem 8: ‘Design for the screen, not paper’ and ‘Speed is of the essence’, prepares Quinn. What are the key principles of designing for the web and why is designing for the web considered so much more significant than it was 10 or 15 years ago?