Design your own front-page news

Student activity
English: Year 7 and Year 8

This is the student activity 1 of 3 of the Persuasion and media bias learning activity.

Task No. 1

Be an influencer

Work individually to create your own front cover for a fictional newspaper or magazine. You might like to use a recent news event as a stimulus for your cover, or you may like to create a headline for a fictional event of your own creation.  

Your design must attempt to position and influence the reader into feeling or thinking a certain way about the issue or event. To do so, the following should be considered: 

  • persuasive language 
  • visual symbols 
  • visual techniques – framing, salience, colour, angle 

Present your front cover to the class and justify your persuasive choices.