The Daily Blog

By Mario R. García on Apr 01, 2015

Storytelling blends world of journalism, movies

Recently a New York Times article carried the headline News Companies See Movies as Opportunities for Growth.  It’s all about how to best utilize long form visual storytelling.

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By Mario R. García on Mar 30, 2015

Massimo Gentile: our craft loses a giant

The designer, illustrator, music lover and type connoisseur Massimo Gentile died suddenly Sunday in Genoa, Italy where he was art director of Il Secolo XIX.  Our craft has lost one of its most talented members.

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By Mario R. García on Mar 30, 2015

Smart watches: enter at a glance journalism

The Apple Watch is a few weeks away from making an appearance. So is at a glance journalism, perhaps the fastest and closest to our skin type of storytelling.

Tags: curation, design, Smartwatches, USA, Apple

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By Mario R. García on Mar 26, 2015

The Germanwings air disaster on the front pages

A tragic event, a hair rising air disaster that took 150 lives when Germanwings 9525 crashed into a mountain in the French Alps.  Even more chilling yet, to know that the co pilot allegedly wanted to 'destroy the plane" and intentionally took it down.

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By Mario R. García on Mar 26, 2015

American City Business Journals: awards tell story of design evolution

American City Business Journal’s 15 awards from the 36th edition of the Society of News Design (SND) tell us more than just good work being rewarded. This is a story of design thinking undergoing a deep look over, emphasizing digital and giving print its proper role.

Tags: awards, design, Jon Wile, newspapers, USA, American City Business Journals

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By Mario R. García on Mar 25, 2015

Times of London’s proposed website and role of frequency

The Times of London is proposing  morning, lunchtime and afternoon editions for its website, a clear call for more attention to the issue of frequency.

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By Mario R. García on Mar 24, 2015

Raising funds for the SND Foundation

I will be filming a mini musical video today in New York City as part of my effort to create awareness for the Society of News Design's Foundation, which provides scholarships and assistance to future visual journalists.

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By Mario R. García on Mar 23, 2015

Record SND Awards for Garcia Media clients

We are happy to report that Garcia Media projects, past and present, were awarded record numbers --more than 400 awards---at the 36th annual SND Competition.   It is testimony to the talent and creativity of all those editors, art directors and designers. Congrats to all.

Tags: awards, Dubai, Hong Kong, Oman, USA, American City Business Journals, Postmedia, South China Morning Post, The Washington Post, Times of Oman

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By Mario R. García on Mar 20, 2015

Honored by the Charles R. O’Malley Award for Excellence in Teaching

It is a special day for me today as I will be honored with the Charles O’Malley Teaching Excellence Award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association at Columbia University.

Tags: awards, Columbia Journalism School, Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA), USA

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