Smarter(2): A list for journalism students

The Forbes digital content model and power of the long-tail. Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube referrals up 52%+ in past year. America’s Shackled Press.

Online graphics from the U.S. election

There’s a fine collection of interesting election graphics from news organizations and some magazines, at DesignO’Blog (thanks for the tip, Mark Barilla). The one from GOOD magazine, while not interactive (print version only), is worth a look —… Read More

Magazines: An argument in favor of print

I asked three journalism professors who teach magazine courses to tell me the top three magazines they would choose to subscribe to in printed form, no matter how good the Web site for the magazine was. Here are… Read More

Journalism 101: Pictures sell news

Too many people in the journalism field still don’t get it: Great photography tells a story. And it sells the story too. Here’s an example of how it pays — yes, actually pays, in terms of bigger audiences… Read More

Esquire online: Yawn

From Ad Age, Feb. 21: Esquire today became the first of Hearst Magazines’ big books to receive a much-needed web facelift, adding larger photos, easier navigation, an improved search engine and, of course, new online-only content. I don’t… Read More

Beauty and function in design: Orange & Blue

It’s always nice to see a student grow into a thoughtful designer. Our doctoral student Dave Stanton has done just that. Check out his fall 2006 design of the student magazine, Orange & Blue. Ted Spiker’s undergrad magazine… Read More

Clean and clear design

I was impressed by the ease-of-use at Theme magazine (“a quarterly publication that covers global avant-garde Asian culture for an international readership”). There’s no video or audio, but it’s very graphical — lots of photos. That’s not to… Read More