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News Design with Ed Henninger

August 14, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

$75.00 – $125.00

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Join the Minnesota News Media Institute and trainer Ed Henninger, the world’s leading design consultant for community newspapers, for a daylong workshop focused on news design.

Ed has worked with newspapers all over the world and is bringing his expertise to Minnesota for one day only!  Seats are limited so sign up today.  Save $50 on registration when you sign up by the early bird deadline (July 14).

The intensive, daylong workshop will cover the following areas:

I. News Design.
A look at news design principles and practices:

  • Balance
  • Focus
  • Contrast
  • Proportion
  • Unity
  • Typography: why it matters and how to make it work best for readers.
  • Color: what works and what doesn’t.
  • Taking a risk: when the news calls for it.
  • Remember who you are working for

II. 25 Design Things They Say You Can’t Do But You Really Can—And Three You Really Can’t.
Taking a look at design and presentation options that can work for you and your readers.
Questioning “the way we’ve always done it.” Breaking the rules–while doing a better job for readers.

III. Page Evaluation Session

We ask participants to submit PDF files from their papers for on-the-spot evaluations:

  • Page 1.
  • Sports front.
  • Feature front.
  • And inside page of their choosing.

About the presenter:

ED LISTENS _ CLOSEUPEd Henninger has been an independent newspaper consultant since 1989 and is the Director of Henninger Consulting in Rock Hill, SC. He is universally recognized as the world’s leading design consultant for community newspapers.

The Southampton Press, one of Ed’s redesign clients, recently was named the Best Community Newspaper in the nation by the National Newspaper Association. From the judges: “Spectacular package of information—news, features, photos, ads—all excellently produced. Clean, fresh design, layout throughout. Great No. 1 in a strong field.”

The Western Catholic Reporter, a Henninger Consulting client, was recently named the best designed church paper in all of Canada by Canadian Church Press. The judge said The Western Catholic Reporter had “a sophisticated presentation of news through images, design and typography. Every page is a surprise, interesting in its treatment, complex in design, yet easy to read.” The Western Catholic Reporter, he said, is “a paper to be proud of.”


Workshop Information:

Date:  Thursday, August 14

Better Business Bureau Events Center
220 South River Ridge Circle
Burnsville, MN 55337

REGISTRATION FEE: $75 (early bird, by July 14)/$125 (after July 14) — fee includes lunch

REGISTER ONLINE: https://newsdesign2014.eventbrite.com

QUESTIONS? Please contact Sarah Bauer at sarah@mna.org or 612-278-0250.


August 14, 2014
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$75.00 – $125.00
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Better Business Bureau Training Facility
220 S. River Ridge Circle
Burnsville, MN 55337 United States
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