The decision of the leadership of the Chicago Sun-Times (and its sister publications) to lay off virtually all of its photographers and most of its picture editors is simply the most recent — albeit the most extreme — example of the continued devaluation of content and journalists by those on the business side of our industry. While the challenges faced by media companies today are daunting and well documented, and efforts to rethink old models are being rolled out almost daily, we are concerned about the unintended consequences of a decision to replace decades of photojournalistic experience with reporters with smart phones.10 Responses
- AIGA Video: Jonathan Hoefler & Tobias Frere-Jones
Type designers extraordinaire Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones are recognized with the AIGA Medal for their contributions to the typographic landscape through impeccable craftsmanship, skilled historical reference and insightful vernacular considerations.
- The New York Times launched a revamped mobile site
Two design trends: Make all your mobile products look alike (app or web) and make it clean, clean, clean.
- Amanda Cox: The Power of Visualization's "Aha!" Moments
Data viz is both young and not young. It's still rapidly changing, so I'm hoping it gets more awesome rapidly. But we're already at a place where we can make people understand what they didn't understand.
- The must-have OS X apps for developers and designers
"Yep, it’s the post every Mac user has to publish at least once in their lifetime. But hear me out now; If you’re a designer or developer, you might this list useful."
- The Newspaper of Tomorrow: 11 Predictions from Yesteryear
Visions of what newspapers might look like in the future have been varied throughout the 20th century. Sometimes they’ve taken the form of a piece of paper that you print at home, delivered via satellite or radio waves. Other times it’s a multimedia product that lives on your tablet or TV. Today we’re taking a look at just a few of the newspapers from the futures that never were.
- ProPublica's Casino-Driven Design for Crowdsourcing
We called the design we devised for participation-oriented areas of the site “Casino-Driven Design.” A variant of Behavior Design, Casino-Driven Design cuts away all distraction and drives the user’s attention toward staying focused on a single task.
- Typographica: Our Favorite Typefaces of 2012
For the font market, 2012 was a year in which burgeoning trends matured into permanent shifts.
- Interview with Amanda Cox
In this conversation Miguel talks with Amanda Cox about making information visualizations at The New York Times. Concepts covered include the importance of sketching with data, iterating/prototyping quickly, and being goal oriented in your design(s).
- No, I'm not going to download your app
How we read news in the era of stupid pointless iPhone apps.
- The Onion: Internet Users Demand Less Interactivity
Tired of being bombarded with constant requests to share content on social media, bestow ratings, leave comments, and generally “join in on the discussion,” the nation’s Internet users demanded substantially less interactivity this week.
- 4 Copy Editors Killed In Ongoing AP Style, Chicago Manual Gang Violence
“At this time we have reason to believe the killings were gang-related and carried out by adherents of both the AP and Chicago styles, part of a vicious, bloody feud to establish control over the grammar and usage guidelines governing American English,” said FBI spokesman Paul Holstein, showing reporters graffiti tags in which the word “anti-social” had been corrected to read “antisocial.”
- The Universal Arts of Graphic Design | Off Book | PBS - YouTube
Though often overlooked, Graphic Design surrounds us: it is the signs we read, the products we buy, and the rooms we inhabit.