All posts tagged news

Redesign offers big impact in smaller format for heroin investigation

By Ron Reason I’ve always been a fan of the tabloid newspaper format (or “compact,” as some in the U.S. prefer). I especially like how, for an important investigative series, the smaller page can shine a spotlight on the news in a way that a multi-topic broadsheet front page, with all its distractions, might not. […]

Relaunching? Time to target The Power of Six

Gone are the days when a publication could skate by with a redesign or a relaunch that was purely cosmetic – new fonts, narrower page width, new logo, maybe new colors for a press upgrade. Maybe it once made sense to “freshen up” just for the sake of doing so, but in the current age, […]

The view from inside the newsroom, when the big story blows up

[Nairobi, Kenya] There’s nothing quite like being in a newsroom when news breaks, and that’s one thing I miss about life as a full-time journalist. As a consultant, I have to take that excitement as I can get it, while on-site working with my client news organizations. My current visit with The Standard in Nairobi, […]