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Newsroom visit: The Harvard Crimson student paper

[CAMBRIDGE, Mass.] I enjoyed a visit this week with the editors of The Harvard Crimson, whose redesign I directed a few years back. No time like the present to see how this classic, sturdy design has fared, and to see what plans if any are in store to move it forward. A few observations of note: […]

Doing journalism in Africa: What’s that like?

[For a variety of other essays and collected writings and images of my work in Africa and elsewhere in the Third World, visit this link.] By Ron Reason  [Lagos, Nigeria] I have worked on redesigns or conducted training programs in about 25 countries, but no destination has elicited the “wow” factor like Africa, among people who […]

Rewards of the consulting life

[Nairobi, Kenya] Among the rewards of the unusual career that is consulting, one of the best is when you actually see a newspaper make improvement – before the relaunch actually takes place. This is possible via deliberate conversations, an orchestrated training program, a top-down commitment to better packaging, and yes, you need to have talent […]