Clients Past and Current

Magazine redesign  |  Urban Dailies  |  Alternative Weekly / Niche Publications
Business News Publications  |  Smaller Market Newspapers  |  Custom training
International  |  Teaching / Public Speaking  |  Marketing and Other Special Projects
Community Outreach

[Updated May 2017]
Where available, hyperlinks take you to the primary blog posts about the project, or a portfolio album of page designs.

Magazine redesign and creative direction
Athletic Business Magazine
Champion: The Magazine of the NCAA
Capital Ideas, the journal of economics research and ideas at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Modern Healthcare
Hispanic Business
Professional Builder

Advertising Age
Catalyst, a magazine of public education advocacy
GRID, a glossy business weekly of news and networking

Newspaper redesign: urban dailies
Cincinnati Enquirer 
The Dallas Morning News

Orlando Sentinel
Akron Beacon Journal

Boston Herald
San Francisco Examiner
The Standard (Nairobi, Kenya)
Emirates Evening Post (Dubai)
Tampa Tribune
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Winston-Salem Journal
Portland Press-Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram
Staten Island Advance
(New York City)
Grand Rapids (Mi.) Press
Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard
St. Petersburg Times, Tampa Bay Edition, and metro, TV and other sections

Newspaper redesign: alternative weeklies or other niche publications
Chicago Reader
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)
Our Sunday Visitor (national weekly of the Catholic church)
Catholic Health World
DNA Info Chicago (startup broadsheet)
The Harvard Crimson (campus newspaper)
Nowy Dziennik (Polish newspaper of New York City)

Newspaper redesign: business news publications
Crain’s Detroit Business 
Crain’s Chicago Business
Crain’s Manchester Business (startup, UK)
Business Insurance
Business Insurance Europe (startup, London)
The Wall Street Journal / Personal Journal section (startup, New York City)
Television Week (Los Angeles)
Electronic Media (Chicago)
Arkansas Business
Negocios Now (Hispanic business monthly newspaper and multimedia brand) * ongoing
Dubai Traveler (Dubai Airport Authority UAE)

Newspaper redesign: smaller market dailies or weeklies
The Brunswick News (Brunswick, Ga.) Launched Sept. 2016. 
Walla Walla (Wa.) Union-Bulletin
Morning Journal (Lisbon, Ohio)
Lincoln (Neb.) Journal Star
Deseret News (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Bristol Phoenix, Warrenville Gazette, and sister publications of East Bay Newspapers, Rhode Island
Bainbridge Island Review, Port Orchard Independent, and sister publications of Sound Publishing Newspaper Group (Puget Sound, Washington state)
News & Advance (Lynchburg, Va.), Daily Progress (Charlottesville, Va.) and 24 sister newspapers of Media General
Vero Beach (Fla.) 32963 (startup publication)
Puget Sound Navy News
Pelican Press (Siesta Key, Fla.)

Custom newsroom training
The preceding redesign clients typically engage me in some level of newsroom training and organizational consulting. In addition, news organizations hire me exclusively to create custom programs of up to a week or more, working with their managers and staffs. Some previous clients are listed as follows. For more on training possibilities, visit this link

Gulf News (Dubai)
Hindustan Times (New Delhi)
NEXT Multimedia (Lagos, Nigeria)
Folha de Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Jyllands-Posten (Denmark)
Straits Times, New Paper, and The Business Times (Singapore Press Holdings, Singapore)

Santa Fe New Mexican
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Infoworld Magazine
Champion, the Magazine of the NCAA

The Baltimore Sun
Wisconsin State Journal
The Des Moines Register
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Teaching and other work with universities and associations
In addition to my many years on faculty at The Poynter Institute, I have taught at a number of colleges and have given formal presentations to numerous industry and educational groups. I present and dissect my recent projects, review industry trends and best practices, and critique and even remake participants’ own work. I often provide online resources customized for each group, and where available, those are offered via hyperlinks below. 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

University of Montana School of Journalism: I was appointed to the Spring 2015 T. Anthony Pollner Distinguished Professorship, and taught a master class and advised student media across platforms during a period of dramatic change.
More about the endowed position.
The syllabus for the course, “Critical Thinking About Design and Disruption,” including links to required and suggested reading, student work and more.

Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota: I served two years as Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Graphic and Interactive Communications.

University of South Florida, Tampa: I served two years as Adjunct Instructor in the School of Mass Communications.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Universities

University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication (Eugene, OR), guest lecturer
Harvard University, presented workshops on writing and editing, information architecture, visual journalism
Prenttknistofnun Graphic Arts Institute (Reykjavik, Iceland), created and presented a weeklong master class in journalism and visual storytelling
Danish School of Media and Journalism (Aarhus, Denmark), created and presented a weeklong master class in journalism and visual storytelling
School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Arts Journalism Master’s Program, guest lecturer
University of Kansas / William Allen White School of Journalism and Communications (Lawrence, KS), invited presenter for the Annual Montgomery Symposium, “Do More With Design.”
Indiana University School of Journalism, served for six years on the Alumni Advisory Board to Dean Bradley Hamm, guest lectured in various classes and served as an informal alumni advisor to student media
Columbia College (Chicago) School of Journalism, served as advisory board member
Ball State University (Muncie, IN), guest lecturer

Professional Organizations

Folio Show
Russian Press Federation, Moscow
Society for News Design/Scandinavia

Montana Newspaper Association
Florida Magazine Association
 

Association of Alternative Newsweeklies
Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association  
South Dakota Newspaper Association 
Associated Collegiate Press/College Media Association
Inland Press Association, Small Newspaper Publishers Conference
National Newspaper Publishers Association
National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association
National Black Journalists Association
Association of Travel Editors and Writers
Society of Food Editors and Writers

Marketing campaigns: Strategy, concept and design work
American Bar Association
Steans Family Foundation (Chicago)
Crain Communications (Manchester, UK)
Modern Healthcare magazine
Modern Healthcare digital platforms
Standard Publishing Group (Nairobi)
Chicago Reader
San Francisco Examiner
The Daily Herald
(Arlington Heights, Il.)
For a sampling of creative campaign materials produced for these clients and others, visit this link.

International
Following is a selection of international newsrooms I have worked with, on redesign projects and/or providing custom organizational, leadership, staff,  digital or other strategic training. 

The Standard (Nairobi, Kenya)
NEXT multimedia (Lagos, Nigeria)
ABC Newspaper Group (Madrid)
Gulf News
(Dubai)
Emirates Evening Post (Dubai)
Gulf News (Dubai)
Hindustan Times (New Delhi)
Folha de Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Jyllands-Posten (Denmark)
Straits Times, New Paper and The Business Times (Singapore Press Holdings, Singapore)
Crain’s Manchester Business (UK)
Business Insurance Europe (London)
Morgunbladid (Reykjavik, Iceland)

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To inquire about my availability or suitability for your consulting needs, or for a speaking engagement, please email me at ronreason@gmail.com or phone (773) 562-7464.

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