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Is your “designer” a designer?

COME JUNE 1, I will have spent 30 years as a newspaper consultant. That’s a long time. I’ll […]

Shorter is better

By Ed Henninger So – how does design affect readability? And how does writing affect design? Take a […]

Visual impact equals high readership

Do you want grab the attention of your readers with your very first page? Of course you do! […]

Only one deadline? Why?

You’ve done it again. Success! Every page in this week’s (or day’s) paper is in by deadline. It […]

Putting captions in their place

Good news, design is the practice of understanding how readers ‘read’, then using that understanding to make your […]

What’s your design plan?

By Ed Henninger   Those who have read this column over the years have probably seen this quote […]

Who’s your friend?

I’m a friendly guy. Most people who know me genuinely like me – and I like them. I […]

25 on-the-job ideals

I’ve been a consultant for almost 30 years. Before that, I worked more than 20 years in writing […]

Make your special sections special

All newspapers run special sections. It’s part of our routine. For some, it seems, there’s a special section […]

Ya gotta have a plan

In one of my recent weekly Henninger Helpful Hints, I mentioned that it was important to have a […]