Category Archives: newspaper design

Virginia Tech newspaper front pages

Newsdesigner.com has an excellent roundup of front pages, both in the U.S. and international, of the Virgina Tech massacre. Make sure to take a look at the Collegiate Times‘ touching treatment of the story and see what designers everywhere are … Continue reading

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Editors discuss Poynter Eyetrack 2007 study

More details emerge about the Poynter Institute’s much-heralded Eyetrack 2007 study after a week-long seminar in St. Petersburg, Fla. From the article: “It turns out [readers] will stay even longer when reading online. The editors were also pleased to hear … Continue reading

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Poynter Eyetrack 2007 study says online readers read deep

The non-profit Poynter Institute has just released the preliminary results of its Eyetrack 2007 study, and some of the findings may be surprising to those who think online readers merely speed through news sites. From the Poynter article, titled ‘The … Continue reading

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Best of online color palette creators

Needing a quick color scheme for your site? Or, perhaps you don’t own a color wheel nor have the expertise to use one well. Enter the plethora of nifty online color palette generators. The latest and most AJAXy of them … Continue reading

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Infographics to save the world

Can visualizing data help us save the world? Hans Rosling, a professor of international health at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute seems to think so. Rosling is the founder of Gapminder, a non-profit venture that aims to make use of the many … Continue reading

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News design roundup, new monthly column

The Editors Weblog is beginning a new monthly column on news site design, and their first post is a great roundup of some changes taking place in the industry. Their first column features National Geographic, the Guardian and the recent … Continue reading

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Fort Myers News-Press works its mojo … yeah, baby!

Check out this Washington Post article documenting the efforts of the mojos (that’s buzzspeak for “mobile journalists”) at Gannett’s Fort Myers News Press. This hardy group of young journalists roams the city with Kevin Sites-like gear bags and reports on … Continue reading

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Oh, green, how magazines loathe thee

Slate has an interesting article on the long-held belief in the magazine industry that green is the color of death and dismal newsstand sales. Not being a magazine guy, nor having majored in design, I had not heard of such … Continue reading

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Fun with the New York Times’ new Reader Beta

I got a wonderful little surprise last night in my inbox: an invitation to check out the New York Times’ brand spankin’ new Times Reader Beta. The Times Reader offers a new way to read the Times using an application … Continue reading

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How comics can invigorate your storytelling

In today’s journalism, where different storytelling mediums have come together, it is worth taking a second look at the many graphic novels that now populate bookstore shelves. Graphic novels, what some consider glorified comic books or “sequential art,” have increasingly … Continue reading

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From SND: A new way to read The New York Times

The NYTimes.com‘s Neil Chase demonstrated new software¬†at SND that will give users a reading experience that is closer to reading the physical paper. And it looks sweet! To see the Times‘ own write-up about it, visit: http://firstlook.nytimes.com/?p=22 This feature¬†uses Windows … Continue reading

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At SND: Where’s the story?

Scott Horner, multimedia journalist extraordinaire from the Sun-Sentinel, tells us about the key element to making strong multimedia features: Make sure there’s a complete story! Scott’s right when he says “interactive graphics aren’t about Flash.” It’s often the case that … Continue reading

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