SDNA conference resources:
Newspaper design and editing links

In advance of working next week with the South Dakota Newspaper Association, I thought I’d compile some quick links to materials found on this blog, elsewhere on my website, and externally.

  • REINVENTION: Among current/recent clients I’ve helped rethink format, organization, and mission are the Cincinnati Enquirer, which converts to the new “Super Compact/ Three Around” format later this year. This blog posts explains the strategy behind our work.
  • RESOURCES: Tons of tips and case studies on newspaper design and magazine design.
  • INSPIRATION FOR SMALLER PAPERS:  The small to medium market dailies and weeklies of Media General, primarily in West Virginia and North Carolina, are producing some terrific page designs that could inspire SDNA members. This blog post tells the story of our creation of a consolidated design last year, and links to some inspiring newspaper design samples created by the very young staff You can also jump quickly to the smaller newspaper page design portfolio.

Note: For a copy of the Powerpoint presentation delivered at the conference, please check with SDNA. Free to all members.

Ron Reason News Design provides affordable consulting to newspapers, magazines and digital publications. To inquire about prototyping, over-the-shoulder feedback on your own work, organizational consulting or other services, email ron (at)

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