Replay Session: Lessons from the Gannett, Tribune, Scripps & Hearst design hubs

This session was streamed via CoverItLive and will focused on the design hub consolidation at Gannett, Tribune, Scripps and Hearst, with leaders from each organization discussing what they’ve learned, what has worked, what didn’t and what the future holds.

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Kate Marymont was named vice president/news in USCP in January 2009. In that role she works with Gannett’s 81 community newsrooms to elevate the digital and print journalism. She joined the News Department staff in early 2008 after seven years as executive editor of The News-Press in Fort Myers, Fla. Kate has been in Gannett 34 years. She began her career in her hometown of Springfield, Mo., as a copy editor. Over the years she has been in many roles throughout newsrooms and has worked in Nashville, Tenn.; Little Rock, Ark.; Wilmington, Del.; and Fort Myers.

Steve Dorsey is the vice president for R+D at the Detroit Media Partnership and the 2011 president of the Society for News Design. Steve has been a volunteer for the Society for nearly 20 years. He’s been a speaker at conferences internationally, a visiting professor at Syracuse University, a recurring visiting faculty member at The Poynter Institute, and a frequent speaker and coach in many newsrooms. He’s a news and culture junkie. When not at work Steve enjoys playing golf, poker and Xbox — although any success is purely accidental.

LaToya Smith is the Chicago Tribune’s Deputy National Content Editor / MoD Customer Specialist. She works across the newsroom to improve the daily news, sports, business, entertainment and lifestyle reports – overseeing a team of editors/designers who produce news pages across the nation remotely.

Jorge Vidrio has been a newspaper designer for over 20 years. He began his career in 1989 as a sports designer at the mexican newspaper, El Norte. Jorge also was Design Director for the newspaper Mural, owned by Reforma Group. In 2003 he was hired by E.W. Scripps to create and direct the design area for ​​the Corpus Christi Caller-Times in South Texas. Currently, he is Design Director for the Scripps West Central Desk, a production hub where eight newspapers from four states are built every day. Jorge designed the Scripps Unified Design for the 14 Newspapers owned by the company.

Dean Lockwood is Director of News Production at the San Antonio Express-News. He supervises the universal desk, shepherds CCI projects and this year re-fought the Battle of the Alamo. He has been with Hearst Newspapers since 1999. Previously, he was a features designer with the Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale.

Jeff Glick is the director of Gannett’s Nashville design studio. He is a nationally known visual journalist. Glick has worked for national magazines and major newspapers, led newspaper redesign projects and served as creative director for one of Tribune Co.’s major properties.

A 1986 graduate of the University of Central Florida in Orlando, he spent three years as graphics director of U.S. News & World Report before becoming creative director of the Virginian-Pilot in 1991. He moved to Fort Lauderdale three years later to become deputy managing editor of the Sun-Sentinel. Jeff moved to Nashville in 2005.

Glick has redesigned more than 20 newspapers, designed web sites, created multimedia graphics departments and redesigned entire newsrooms for convergence via his consulting firm, Jeff Glick Design.


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