I’M DISAPPOINTED. I thought there would be more interest.
There wasn’t. Fifteen votes.
Here are the results.
I could go on a rant here about the real answer being “No one at community newspapers gives a damn about design.” But I think I would be wrong…to rant, that is. I’m beginning to think I’m right about no one at community newspapers giving a damn about design. OK, not “no one.” But too many of the editors, managers and publishers at community newspapers continue to demonstrate that they couldn’t care less about design.
How do I know that? I’ve seen their papers.
The correct answer to the poll questions options is: All of the above.
No one is trained.
No one has the time.
No one bothers to plan.
No one offers design leadership.
No one cares about design.
Disagree? Prove me wrong. For every feel-designed community newspaper out there, I can show you at least a dozen that are terrible.
And the sad part of it is that most of the staff and managers at community newspapers have no concept of design. They’re comfortable with what they have…even it it’s ugly, uninspired and uninviting. And they don’t seem to care about making it better.
That’s the disappointment.