Text Book Gets Nod for Universities

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JOURNALISM programs around the world, including Yale University's, have expressed interest in a textbook written by Fraser Coast Chronicle sub-editor Rob Layton.

Editing and News Design has grabbed the attention of journalism educators in the UK, the US, Canada, Australia and Indonesia. Many have indicated they would adopt the textbook for their programs.

Sir Harold Evans, former editor of The Sunday Times, praised Editing and News Design as a comprehensive overview of print and digital news production.

C[pounds sterling]Rob Layton has written a lucid and concise guide to all aspects of design and editing,C[yen] Sir Harold said.

Few textbooks have adequately addressed print news production since Sir Harold published his five-volume Newspaper Design in the 1970s and Mario Garcia released Contemporary Newspaper Design

in 1977.

Dr Garcia, who has designed and redesigned more than 550 news publications Co including The Wall Street Journal Co said he was impressed that everything Rob wrote about was applied to the writing, editing and designing of his book. …