All posts tagged SND

Thumbs up for Sun-Times’ backpage nod to Ebert’s legacy

“Do you go to work every day and try to master your job and feel deeply that it matters? Do you believe that you can, through sheer excellence, make it matter even more? Roger Ebert did.” When big news breaks (and in Chicago, Roger Ebert’s death has been big news), those who still love newspapers, […]




Appearing soon @ AAN in Toronto, SND Denver

Just confirmed: headed to Toronto mid-July to speak at the annual convention of the Association of Alternative Weeklies. Following is a draft of  the session, tentatively slated for Friday afternoon, July 17: Topic: “Redesigning? Don’t just aspire. ATTACK.” Gone are the days when redesign meant new fonts, maybe a new logo, perhaps moving things around […]




Newspaper redesign today:
Start at the bottom line

Now is not the time to be closed-minded in our thinking about new ways to generate revenue, and the newspaper redesign process needs to evolve to make this a huge priority, from the absolute starting point of a project (including search for a consultant), not three months after the debut of a new look.







Gentle reminder to SND: diversity matters

Just received the promotional mailing for this year’s international conference for the Society for News Design, to be held in Buenos Aires at end of September. Opened it up to the roster of speakers, a cavalcade of design stars, including a few friends. Some of whom spoke for us at seminars and conferences I directed […]




Celebrating SND success with the St. Pete Times

After many years of being the uncelebrated underdog (relatively speaking), this year the St. Pete Times made up for it with a big sweep in this year’s SND (Society for News Design) competition. So Sara Quinn of Poynter had the great idea to ask me (as a 10-year Times alumnus and avid fan of the […]