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Content Tips

Student Journalism Ideas

Keep to Your Niche

Your content needs to be consistent with your niche--the point of your newspaper. If your newspaper is about your business, keep the content about your business. If your newspaper is a community newspaper, then the vast majority of your content needs to be about your community. This is important.

Keep your content simple, easy to find (bold headings), easy to read (don't use extremely fancy fonts) and keep some space between articles. Also, don’t try to include too much information as your font size (the size of your letters) in your articles need to stay at least the size of 12 or larger for everyone to be able to read easily. Strategic pictures and photos can also be wonderful to attract the eye to an article, though don't get crazy and use too many because it will dilute the strength of each photo.

The content in your paper is solely yours to decide. For the most part, it should coincide with whatever your paper is supposed to be about. Again, if you are a hair salon, you probably don't want articles on the latest technology of lawn fertilizers, or of the recent discovery of microorganisms in Egyptian tombs. Keep your articles related to your business.

Types of Content

The following list may help you with the various types of content that you can add to your newspaper.

  • News
  • Reviews
  • How-to Articles
  • Opinion and Editorial Pieces
  • Comics
  • Puzzles
  • Advertisements
  • Guest Articles
  • Photos and Images
  • Clip-art (for the rare occasion)
  • Contests
  • Polls and Surveys

Free Cloud Designer Templates

Our templates are 100% customizable, super user-friendly, and designed specifically to help you create outstanding newspapers with our free Cloud Designer. Below are a few of the 100s of templates available to you.

Front Page, 4 Column
Front Page, 4 Column
289x380
Classic
Free Template
Classic looking front page newspaper, reminiscent of the New York Times. 4 columns, perfect for the "newsy" newspapers.
Wedding Announcement / Program
Wedding Announcement / Program
289x380
Weddings
Free Template
Front page wedding announcement. It can be altered for an anniversary newspaper as well.
School Front Page, 4 Columns
School Front Page, 4 Columns
289x380
Current Trend
Premium Template
This premium template and hundreds more are available with a Designer PRO subscription (click on this template to learn more). Free Templates on this page do not require a subscription.
10th Anniversary
10th Anniversary
289x380
Anniversary Yellow
Free Template
A front page for an anniversary newspaper. 100% customizable. Can be used for weddings and even birthdays.
Front Page, 3 Columns, With Ads
Front Page, 3 Columns, With Ads
289x380
Sleek Red
Free Template
Front page with ads. Great for community and specialized or niche newspapers where revenue comes through selling ads. Customize to fit your needs.
Good News
Good News
289x380
Good News Newsletter Template
Premium Template
This premium template and hundreds more are available with a Designer PRO subscription (click on this template to learn more). Free Templates on this page do not require a subscription.