Engineering & Transportation
Buy Used
$4.00
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Acceptable | Details
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: This book has already been well loved by someone else and that love shows. It MIGHT have highlighting, underlining, be missing a dust jacket, or SLIGHT water damage, but over-all itâ?TMs still a good book at a great price! (if it is supposed to contain a CD or access code, that may be missing)
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Newspaper Designer's Handbook Spiral-bound – August 1, 1997

ISBN-13: 978-0697327208 ISBN-10: 0697327205 Edition: 4th

Used
Price: $4.00
6 New from $5.00 29 Used from $0.01 1 Collectible from $9.98
Amazon Price New from Used from
Spiral-bound, August 1, 1997
$5.00 $0.01
Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


Frequently Bought Together

The Newspaper Designer's Handbook + The Associated Press Stylebook 2013 (Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law) + Inside Reporting
Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

China
Engineering & Transportation Books
Discover books for all types of engineers, auto enthusiasts, and much more. Learn more

Product Details

  • Spiral-bound: 240 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies; 4th edition (August 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0697327205
  • ISBN-13: 978-0697327208
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.7 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,890,794 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Tim Harrower is a renowned journalism educator and consultant. --This text refers to an alternate Spiral-bound edition.

More About the Author

Tim Harrower has been an editor, designer and columnist at newspapers large (The Oregonian), midsized (The Rochester Times-Union) and small (the Times weeklies in Beaverton, Ore.). He became a journalist in the '80s after his first career choice -- rock 'n' roll superlegend -- fizzled out.

Harrower's first book, "The Newspaper Designer's Handbook," has been a fixture in newsrooms and classrooms around the world, translated into Russian, Chinese and Polish. His follow-up, "Inside Reporting," is America's most popular journalism textbook.

He currently hosts journalism workshops, consults on redesigns, noodles around with multimedia, composes music and writes fiction at his dog-and-frog ranch deep in the Oregon woods.

Customer Reviews

Excellent buy and I received my book very fast!
Diana Pinedo
What better way to learn about producing outstanding online news publications than using a great newspaper design guide.
Jim Moran
Its clear organization, excellent examples, and basic principles make it easy to use, both for me and for my students.
Randall Findlay (rfindlay@sirius.com)

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 16, 1997
Format: Spiral-bound
I actually used this book as a undergrad. I have to admit that, like most harried college students, I usually opted to go out with friends when given the choice to go out or read a textbook. This book definitely gave my friends a serious challenge.

The difference was in the practicality and wealth of information in this book. It was practical in the way that it covered the current newspaper design trends without diverting to an oddball discussion on past trends, like I've seen in other handbooks and journalism texts. It was practical in that it really didn't discuss useless theory. It displayed and demonstrated through extemely well-designed graphic examples.

The wealth of information contained by The Newspaper Designer's Handbook was equal to its practicality. The book covered every part of design that I could imagine, from cutlines to infographics. And it covered all of the elements with detail.

And, unlike most of my college texts, it was easy to understand. It seemed that each and every page had an example of the current topic along with detailed explanations on the how's and why's of newspaper design.

So, even though it's sad to say, I do remember a few nights that this book beat going out. That's one of the reasons that I'm buying the next edition. You see, I hate spending my own money to buy classroom books that may not used often, but I know this book is worth it. My newspaper students really need something like this. A lot.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Dan Warne on January 6, 1999
Format: Spiral-bound
This book is an absolutely essential guide for anyone planning a newspaper design. I bought it while re-designing our company staff newspaper and found its graphic examples and easy to follow examples excellent.
I've used the publication several times to justify design decisions to my colleagues with great success.
Also, the book doesn't waste unnecessary space describing design basics. While an absolute novice could make great use of this book, it's certainly not 'over-simple' for a professional designer. It's just an example of an author who really knows his stuff and happens to be an excellent communicator.
FOR GOOD DESIGN ... GET IT!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 3, 1999
Format: Spiral-bound
I love this book. My dad owns it -- he took a class by the author -- and I have borrowed it several times, as well as recommended it to friends -- all of whom have been impressed by the humorous and intelligent approach Harrower takes to newspaper design.
If you want to know more about layout and design, but don't want to read a book -- try this one. After reading the first two pages, you'll forget you don't want to read a book and will be spellbound. How many textbooks can claim that?
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 25, 1999
Format: Spiral-bound
I have used this book for three years in my high school journalism curriculum. It seems there is nothing Mr. Harrower does not know about designing a newspaper. He gives multitude examples of layout, but also gives tips on overall design, photos, advertising, the list goes on. My fiance is teaching journalism this year and this book will tops on his birthday list! Note: the material is a bit above the high school level, but his ideas are adaptable and his suggestions fundamental. Enjoy!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By RG on November 23, 2004
Format: Spiral-bound
I give this book 4 stars on content alone. But the publisher gets failing grades for price, binding, paper stock, and included CD. With the thousands of books I own, I never had to complain about binding and paper stock until now. I recommend purchasing the hardcover version. I purchased this manual to help me start a local newspaper. I searched through the Internet and there seemed to be few book resources like this one. But there are some good news and bad news related to this book. You decide for yourself. The good news is that this is a wonderful book. It has a little bit of everything. It has lots of examples, defines everything you need to know about a newspaper. It even includes some history. The book makes a big deal of the color added to this edition. I would have suggested it be added several editions ago. The fifth edition even includes a good web design section and a poorly crafted CD. The bad news is that this book is over priced - probably since it has a monopoly on the subject matter. If there was competition the value would be more like $20 at best. The binding is spiral type and the paper is on the thin side so the pages will bend and tear easily. The cover is heavy stock paper as you would expect in any soft covered book. I don't know about you, but when I spend $60 on a book I expect it to be of the highest quality in binding, cover, and paper. I expected the CD to be loaded with all kinds of goodies, examples, and probably a digital version of the book (would have been very handy). After reviewing the CD, it is nothing less than worthless. It looks like a last minute attempt to grab and entice you to buy. The resources provided from the website is not even worth mentioning.Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Sanderson on October 22, 2001
Format: Spiral-bound
Incredible resource! A must for anyone in the publishing business. Basic, common-sense approach to layout and design. Rich in ideas and packed with useful information explaining the how and whys of modern newspaper production. A perfect addtion to a library that seconds as a resource for "this is why we do it this way!" Tim has long been a advocate for a graphic approach to the print business and this book lets you have it with both barrels.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?