A Design State of Mind

A reiteration of what many of us know (and most of us don’t want to hear) as journalists, passionate about what we do.

asburyparkdesignstudio:

Design by JJ Alcantara

Now here’s a cool twist on a timeline. (And as any page designer knows, timelines are notoriously hard to create in a new way.)

asburyparkdesignstudio:

Design by JJ Alcantara

Now here’s a cool twist on a timeline. (And as any page designer knows, timelines are notoriously hard to create in a new way.)

It seems I’ve made it onto a European blog post dedicated to the disgust we internationally feel for this publishing platform called Methode.

Famous for all the right reasons.

Boulder Daily Camera: Front Page, Aug. 4, 2014
Our coverage from this weekend’s Ironman Boulder triathlon. What a great set of coverage, and wonderful work from our talented photographers who were there to catch every moment as it happened.

Boulder Daily Camera: Front Page, Aug. 4, 2014

Our coverage from this weekend’s Ironman Boulder triathlon. What a great set of coverage, and wonderful work from our talented photographers who were there to catch every moment as it happened.

I’d just say to aspiring journalists or writers—who I meet a lot of—do it now. Don’t wait for permission to make something that’s interesting or amusing to you. Just do it now. Don’t wait. Find a story idea, start making it, give yourself a deadline, show it to people who’ll give you notes to make it better. Don’t wait till you’re older, or in some better job than you have now. Don’t wait for anything. Don’t wait till some magical story idea drops into your lap. That’s not where ideas come from. Go looking for an idea and it’ll show up. Begin now. Be a fucking soldier about it and be tough.

I’m Ira Glass, Host of This American Life, and This Is How I Work

It’s been kind of a long week (yes, on Wednesday). I read this on the elevator leaving work today, and I had to wait a second before I could get out clear-eyed and feeling more determined than I have in awhile. So…thanks, Ira? 

(via thisismybyline)

Letting the art speak for itself. Great design here.

Letting the art speak for itself. Great design here.

ALL THE PDFS

So I’ve been spending down time in my shifts sifting through four months worth of PDFs from our various publications, hunting down pages I’ve designed that I’d like to share.

And, well, I’ve certainly found a couple.

Here’s hoping I can get them queued up before leaving for vacation.

The most important fight in journalism today isn’t between short vs. long-form publications, or fast vs. thorough newsrooms, or even incumbents vs. start-ups. The most important fight is between realists and nostalgists.
Clay Shirky (via thisismybyline)
I need to go weird on this headline. No one’s going to click on it.

#journalism, right?  (via nationaljournal)

Love it.