Monthly Archives: August 2009

Need your thoughts! State of Design in 2010

TELL YOUR BOSS what you think about the state of design in 2010! And do it without my having to run your name.

In another couple of weeks, I’ll be putting together another column on the state of design at community newspapers.

DESIGN 2010The last time I asked for your help on this topic, the focus was on the present state of design. This time, I’m asking you to gaze into your crystal ball and give me your thinking on where community newspaper design will be in the next year or so.

Community newspaper design in 2010: Where are we headed?

You don’t have to leave your name. For this column, I’m fine with anonymous contributions. It’s the number of contributions that counts—and, of course, what you have to say!

Please share your thoughts, good or bad. Last time, you were very candid and I encourage you to be so again. The column and your comments will appear in the October issue of Publishers’ Auxiliary. If we get (and I hope we do!) many responses, some comments may have to be edited for PubAux. But all comments from all respondents will be placed on my blog.

Please get back with your comments. This is your shot…where do you think community newspaper design will be in the next couple of years?

Your boss will thank you for it!


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Just for laughs: The first help desk

WE NEWSPAPERFOLK are often so caught up in our work that we forget to relax and enjoy a laugh. This post is here to bring you a chuckle.

I can’t remember where I first saw this video but it has become one of my favorites. It’s in Norwegian, with subtitles.

If any of you have been around long enough (there may not be that many of us left!) to remember the time that computers first came into the newsroom, this will take you back. I’m willing to bet that, like me, you can put a name and a face to the person who is getting the help here.

So, enjoy. And if this brings a newsroom tale or two to mind, well…please share that with the rest of us.

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Creation of a cover



DESIGNER WILL FRANKLIN shares with us the creation of a football tab cover. Will admits he’s no artist, so his sketch isn’t a thing of beauty. But it was enough for him to show others his idea and get them to work to bring his concept to life. The final cover? I think it works very well. Your comments?


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