All posts in category Multimedia Design

A passage to India, where magazines and newspapers thrive

[August 2017] While newsroom training is mostly a thing of the past in the U.S., it remains alive in India, where I’ve just returned from two weeks conducting workshops in visual storytelling, UX design, and innovation in publishing news across print, digital and social media. Some observations: Print thrives – for now

NYTimes 2020 report: What it means for visual journalism, there and elsewhere

By Ron Reason The New York Times today released its 2020 report, identifying various targets for newsroom innovation and improvement, and there’s lots of good news for visual and multimedia journalists, at the Times and elsewhere.

4 big ways the NYTimes is helping us teach ‘design and disruption’

Manhattan meets Montana: With great help from Times staff, we have a front row seat to study news media innovation, leadership, risk and hope By Ron Reason Several months of discussing innovation and change at The New York Times culminates this Thursday for our class, “Critical Thinking About Design and Disruption,” when Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet comes to campus as […]

NYT Magazine redesign: for students, textbook “Design and Disruption”

Early word last week on the redesign/reinvention of The New York Times Magazine gave a good indication this wouldn’t be just a cosmetic exercise, a shuffling around of fonts with a few new editorial features. Instantly I suspected this would offer great lessons for the coming week for my class, “Critical Thinking About Design and […]

The Daily iPad app: 4 tips to push advertising to the next level

Much is being written about The Daily, the new iPad news app from Rupert Murdoch and team at News Corp. After a quick spin through Day 2, here are some thoughts about a topic I’ve focused on this year in print redesigns as well: advertising. Though it does have some interactive bells and whistles, much of […]

If Mondrian designed the news

Love the presentation of the Times Skimmer web page option, from The New York Times. (Accessible from a link at center top of their home page.) Sensible, orderly, clean, and sort of un-designed. Always enjoyed the Times’ traditional web layout in the past, but as competition for my attention magnifies, the old hierarchies of 6 […]

What’s next for journalism? Check out JournalismNext

Visiting Poynter last week for its seminar “Multimedia Journalism for College Educators” has given me a lot to ponder regarding the challenges of teaching journalism today. What are the applications for using Twitter, Facebook and blogs? In the curriculum as well as for teacher-student communications? It’s an exciting time, but also one of anxiety, for […]