Beyond NYT 2020: Visual Journalism Isn’t Enough

The New York Times recently released a  report that prescribes changes intended to carry the news organization into 2020 and beyond. A key recommendation: turn up the visuals. I am proud to have taken part in a previous effort to uplift the visual report at The Times, when I was hired to be the newspaper’s first […]

SND37: Best in Show + Competition Summary

The New York Times on Monday earned Best in Show at the SND Creative Competition, for its combination print/digital presentation of “The Displaced,” a series of stories highlighting the plight of refugee children around the globe. The package offered striking use of photography in print, and an immersive virtual reality experience. This marks the third […]

On innovation in digital browsing: The Washington Post’s Cory Haik and Chris Meighan

The Washington Post went live last week with its rweb site, released after test phases over the past few months. Rweb is a new digital reading experience offering about 200 curated stories without having to navigate through the traditional homepage. The project targets The Post’s growing social and mobile audience and incorporates the mobile innovation team’s lessons learned from producing the Washington […]

Behind the Straits Times redesign

Singapore’s biggest publishing house SPH (Singapore Press Holding) celebrated its 170th anniversary with a complete redesign of SND award-winner The Straits Times, integrated with print, online and apps. To commemorate this important event, Singapore’s most-read newspaper invited design consultant Lucie Lacava to introduce a new redesign from print to online. She has helped to redesign over 100 publications around […]

+1T: Mario Garcia on smartwatch design

Of course Mario Garcia shows up in Istanbul wearing an Apple Watch. Stainless steel case, Milanese band. What else would he, the person behind 703 redesigns and original recipient of the SND Lifetime Achievement Award, be wearing? A Timex? Garcia spoke yesterday at the annual +1T Design Days conference here. Hosted by Zaman media group, […]