In the last few years, the bulk of my consulting work has come from redesign projects for newspaper “hubs,” or centralized staffing centers where shared templates (with, perhaps, a controlled amount of customization) allow for streamlined production. First off was a shared design created for the three large “metro” newspapers of Media General, in Tampa, […]
Seeking inspiration for magazine design and editing? Check out this updated and expanded collection of magazine covers, prototypes, and inside pages (not sexy, but oh so important), with links to associated case studies and blog posts. And check out more than 2 dozen blog entries related to magazine and tabloid design and editing.
Whenever I work on magazine redesigns, or newspaper redesigns (or sections) that might lend themselves to exploring a more magazine-like direction, I wallow in the joys and challenges of designing covers. Here are four areas where I tend to concentrate my work, that may provide lessons for editors and designers struggling to create magazine covers […]
Today’s second-day front by the St. Pete Times is a standout. Here are three reasons why. I may be an average consumer of news about the Osama capture/killing â€“ viewed the press conference, and listen to NPR in the morning, spend 20 minutes or so surfing stories on the web, follow Facebook/Twitter feeds and review […]
A good alt-weekly. It’s like the journalistic equivalent of umami â€“ the indescribable savoriness that goes with salty, sweet, sour, bitter. It’s just a texture more than anything else and it celebrates being intangible.
>> How do we define innovation in newspapers? It’s tricky. Let’s start by giving credit to those trying bold new ways to connect with audiences. Here’s a look inside some very different print publications: a Seattle alt-weekly, the San Francisco literary publisher McSweeney’s, and the Chicago Tribune. One of the fun things about being a […]
From the Design With Reason inbox: “What are the ways to make Page One attractive on a dull day?” Sajeev Kumar T.K, Visual Editor, Kerala Kaumudi (Kerala, India) Coincidentally I received this query at the start of my daylong visit last week with editors and designers from the Indiana Daily Student, at my alma mater, […]
This just in from Romenesko: Features departments at McClatchy’s Charlotte and Raleigh papers to merge The Charlotte Observer and Raleigh News & Observer editors write: “The editors in each department will plan together, communicate daily and assist each other in editing. Each staff could take the lead in planning and executing certain coverage areas or […]