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Changes In Newspaper Design Formats: Practices Of Post 1980 Era In Turkey


  • Sibel Onursoy

    () (Anadolu University)


After 1980s contemporary media is shaped from different basis in Turkey. In this span, of time designing newspaper pages with computer software for graphic design presented new and different alternatives and challenges. Post 1980sÕ in Turkey, visual design or visual trends in newspapers are shaped by practical politics of dominance, economics, tabloidization and technological developments without specific base, notion or perspective. Instead of taking a main design concept into consideration, haphazardly newspaper pages were filled to visual effects or garnishes. Instead of taking a main design concept into consideration, haphazardly newspaper pages were filled to visual effects or garnishes. Specially using photography excessively connoted that eraÕs visual culture. Clues of commercial concerns are seen in page design in newspaper. This studyÕs aim is analyzing approaches about visual design or visual trend of newspapers related to dynamics in accordance with political and economical policy and technological development. Technological advances, competitive environment, appearances of new media forms shapes mass communication mediums. It was focused on why and how printed media evolved related to graphic design. In this study, national newspaperÕs front pages have been analyzed in approximately for a 30 years span.

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  • Sibel Onursoy, 2011. "Changes In Newspaper Design Formats: Practices Of Post 1980 Era In Turkey," Anadolu University Journal of Social Sciences, Anadolu University, vol. 11(2), pages 131-146, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:and:journl:v:11:y:2011:i:2:p:131-146

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    Newspaper design; visual trend; design change.;

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    • Z00 - Other Special Topics - - General - - - General


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