It really surprised me when we were told to write the definition of the word “news.” I would always make the mistake to think that news was only something in the written form. However, the first day of class I caught myself immediately and realized that news doesn’t have to be in the written form. News can be expressed through anything from words to pictures to videos. The thought of this caused me to open my eyes and see the role of designers in a completely different way.

I’m aware now that in a magazine, they aren’t only helping the layout of everything, but they are also driving the news further with the pictures they choose to represent the news. Now I know that designers hold a much more important role in the magazine industry than I once thought.