Jul. 11th It’s all about evolving and moving forward
TAKEAWAY: Today’s theme is change and evolution. Take a look at some new pages from Mexico’s a.m. following its July 1 rethinking, and how it evolves PLUS: In Philadelphia, The Inquirer, moves from its grand, old original home, a different type of evolution.
Great page output from Mexico’s a.m.
This is one of my favorite pages of the ones produced by the team, led by design director Ana Laura Romero, for a.m.
Two weeks after launching its new look, Mexico’s a.m. continues to make great progress in the evolution of its design. Today, design director Ana Laura Romero sends us a series of pages to show how things are going, which I share with you.
Remember, our goal for Page One is to have a strong visual lead, in addition to the journalistic lead of the day. The various pages shown here show these dynamics, and Laura admits that it is a challenge to finding the right visual daily, but, as she writes:
“We start each day thinking that we must be on the lookout for the super best images of the day, and it is a good exercise for me and the team.”
Take a look at recent pages of a.m.
Flip through this selection of a.m. pages of the past two weeks:
House of memories
Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News vacate ‘Tower of Truth’
It is a time of transition for newspapers. Nothing stays the same. At my age I should know that things are in constant motion. In fact, I advocate change and forward thinking, it is what I do everyday.
But it truly hurts when the changes touch you emotionally, as when they deal with foundations, as happened when I read that the venerable and lately much troubled newspaper, The Philadelphia Inquirer (and its sister paper, The Daily News), have packed 183 years of memories and vacated the building that is as much an icon of the city of Philadelphia as the newspaper itself.
Mind you, this is the second newspaper building to which I feel a certain attachment that will no longer house a title to which I have even greater attachment. Remember the news that The Miami Herald will move from its bay front landmark building to another building in the city?
The good news is that all of these newspapers continue to publish. Never mind the change of location.
I am glad that I had a chance to visit the Inquirer building in the recent past. It was as welcoming, grand and impressive as I remembered when we did the memorable redesign of the Inquirer in 1986.
In 2010, we went in there with an offer they could not refuse, plus a great desire to help, and we are disappointed that perhaps our offer to assist came at a time of incredibly difficult negotiations and change of management concerning the survival of the newspapers.
We wish both the Inquirer and Daily News a long life at their new digs.
Entering the building: the memories come back
Read our Philadelphia story blog posts:
The Philadelphia Story (Entry 1):
The Philadelphia Story (Entry 2):
The Philadelphia Story (Entries 3-4-5):
The Philadelphia Story (Entry 6)
Daily News: the new front page is here
Of special interest today
Rupert Murdoch’s The Daily ‘On Watch’ in News Corp. Split
The iPad Design Lab: Storytelling in the Age of the Tablet
Video walkthrough of the iPad prototype of iPad Design Lab
TheMarioBlog post #1051
Posted by Dr. Mario R. Garcia on July 11, 2012
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