This course is aimed at people who are interested in the learning the ropes for print and digital (online) journalism. You should have a keen interest in being a publisher and content creator for blogs, journals, zines etc.
This is a practical and hands-on workshop that will teach you how to take your own articles, photos and graphics into Adobe InDesign and other associated tools to publish it as a document in print or online.
We will start by going out into the local area to document a point of interest and then it’s back to the studio to edit the images and write some text (we can always use some dummy text to make up the difference!). You will look at creating snappy headlines, sub-headers, leader paragraphs, inset box text, bullet points and more.
The workshop is centred around the publishing tool Adobe InDesign. This is the industry-standard tool for layouts whether they are destined for print, e-pub or online publication. We will also take a look at other useful associated tools.
Once we have our original content we will add this to other text, photo and graphic design material that will be supplied. You will be guided through the process by our experienced tutors to work towards a final published product that you will export at the end of the workshop.
Your own laptop (PC or Mac)
Some basic knowledge of PC or Mac operating systems
A basic understanding of the overall journalism and publishing process is advantageous
Nick Feldman has been working as a Graphic Designer and Artworker since 1998 – initially trained in QuarkXPress he quickly made the leap to Adobe InDesign and has been working for publishing and design houses in London before beginning to teach full-time in 2012. He is well versed in a number of other Adobe applications and also works freelance as an AV Technician, Sound Designer and Music Production tutor.
This course is usually held in Oxford House in Bethnal Green, East London.