For Montana Newspaper Association: Editing and design resources

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I’m looking forward to speaking at the 130th Montana Newspaper Association convention this weekend in Big Sky, MT. My topic will be design and editing techniques to make newspapers more engaging for readers and advertisers. Following are resources for attendees that will be mentioned in my talk:

Advice for editing and designing smaller news publications:

Tips for using Google Maps for news stories.

Tips for using Smart Boxes to make news pages more engaging.

Redesigning your newspaper yourself? Here’s some free advice!

Prototyping Secrets 1: Tips for making the most of the process.

Prototyping Secrets: Tips for making the most of text, visuals, ads.

Redesigning your magazine or newspapers? Start here.

Improving your planning process:

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Package planning form: Click link above or here to view, print, or download.

Redesign case studies, eye candy and miscellany:

Newspaper redesign case studies and lessons.

Magazine redesign case studies and lessons.

Portfolios of my clients’ newspaper and magazine pages.

Any questions? Email ron (at)

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