The Mario Blog
02.08.2017—1am
Voices in the news

The New York Times now offers The Daily—an audio report.  The idea of “listening” to the news is trending—and not necessarily on radio stations.

Of course we all listen to the radio. If youi are like me, you like the offerings of National Public Radio (NPR, BBC, and Sirius, Pandora and the rest.

Podcasts , too, continue to be part of the offerings for many newspapers and magazines.

Listening has never gone out of style, but I sense that it is enjoying a popular renaissance at the moment. When we get into early Virtual Reality presentations of stories, there is little read, but there is sound and narration. If and when newspaper concepts are applied to VR, I am sure that audio will play a key role.

And now The New York times introduces The Daily, a “daily audio report on demand, hosted by Michael Barbaro.”

“This moment in history requires an explanation. So we've created an audio show that seeks one……The Daily delivers an educated, engaging take on the stories making headlines. Fifteen minutes a day, five days a week, you'll hear incisive commentary and on the ground reporting that captures the sounds of the events themselves. Available on demand via iTunes and Stitcher, and as a Flash briefing on Amazon's Alexa and the Google Assistant on Google Home.”

For more information: nytimes.com/thedaily

Pages we like: New York Times Magazine

Call it pink power, and this very powerful “type attack” on the cover of The New York Times magazine illustrates how forceful typography can be when used to highlight the importance of a story.  The cover of the magazine as poster.

Design in the Trump Era

I have spent the past few days locating samples of how designers around the globe are treating the fast and furious story of the Trump Presidency. Take a look.

https://www.cjr.org/covering_trump/news-design-trump.php

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