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Topic “design”

Mexico's Pictoline engages audiences by explaining complex issues with intelligent, fun graphic communication

This story is part of a series on Innovative Journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean.(*)


When Eduardo Salles co-founded Pictoline at the end of 2015, he was not trying to explain the world with “little drawings.” Rather, the challenge was to use design as a tool to make information relevant and understandable for all people. Read more »


Digital news summit covers revenue sources, innovation and adapting to a new media environment

“I believe we are actually in the golden age of journalism [and] the possibilities for what is happening are really exciting,” said Michael Maness, the Knight Foundation’s Vice President for Journalism and Media Innovation, at a summit dedicated to understanding the innovative new revenue strategies digital media must adopt to sustain themselves. Read more »


ISOJ: Websites of top 100 US newspapers are using more multimedia, interactive features

The top 100 newspapers in the US are increasing their use of interactive and multimedia features on their websites as new technologies and content management tools allow them to improve their digital presence. Read more »


Bad redesigns: news sites regress while trying to simplify

“What’s going on with these redesigns?” asks Ryan Chittum of Columbia Journalism Review. Several news sites are using more graphics and “jumbo headlines,” and they require readers to scroll down deeper into the page for more news, he laments. Chittum misses getting more news up high, in only a few blinks. Thinking of print newspapers and their placement of news as either above or below the fold of Page 1, he describes a few recent redesigns this way: Read more »


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