We've all been there as editors: A story doesn't offer a lot of choices for visual boldness. You can't find anything on the wires or stock art sites. Enter the illustrator.
Talking about headlines playing on words, specifically in relation to the 2013 U.S. Open champ Justin Rose.
Sometimes no extra white space is a good thing.
Like posters, double truck opportunities don't come along very often, so when you get one, make it count!
A look at the June 9, 2013, sports cover for the Springfield (State) Journal-Register in Springfield, Ill.
Well-designed entertainment pages with multiple moving parts that, when properly arranged, make for a quick, easy read.
A look at the June 2, 2013, MetroWest Arts cover.
The 4-letter word that makes some editors squirm in their seats: PLAN
Opinion pages, despite the often-lively content, are notoriously gray and often just unattractive.
Poster pages are a great way for papers to get readers and advertisers interested in local sports teams while enhancing their playoff coverage.
Documents often can be compelling, smokig-gun visuals that can tell the story better than a photo. Here's what The Times-Reporter displayed its localized story of the IRS-targeting scandal that broke recently.
Organize your information with a simple tab chart.
Let’s face it, calendars can be labor-intensive. Yet community calendars remain intensely local features that invite readers to regularly use the paper. For that reason alone, they’re not going away anytime soon. Nor should they.
Don't be afraid to splash some color on your pages — but remember that less is more.
Using breakout boxes as a way to layer information and break up text, not just take up space.
Don't be afraid to give your Business pages a little design love — and attention.
04.21.13 | MetroWest Daily News
Yes, you read that correctly. A 72-page special section. Broadsheet. We spoke with Scott Brown, managing editor of The Repository, about the project and how it came together.
Designers looking for an easy way to avoid too much gray space on a page or in a story package often will opt for a 1-column photo as a solution.