You think he’ll watch?


Showtime’s documentary about The New York Times dealing with Trump’s new reality.

Love the subhed: The war for truth from the front lines.

: Take a look at a year inside The New York Times. The Fourth Estate, a four-part event, begins May 27.

Watch the trailer.

Season 1. Just think about that.


MLK keepsake edition


On the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution publishes its 12-page keepsake edition with reprints of original columns, front pages, and photos.

Proud to say that NewsPAPERS still do these kinds of things, and do it well.

I wonder 50 years from now will there be a printed 100th-anniversary keepsake edition, or will it just be slideshows on the interwebs?

Thanks to my good friends over at the Newseum, here are a handful of front pages with anniversary coverage.


NewsPAPERS help Alzheimer’s patients

Saw this story in The Daily Mail, about Glenner Town Square “a day care center for adults with Alzheimer’s and dementia in San Diego, Calif., run by the nonprofit George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Center.”

The new facility, built inside a warehouse, was created to be an immersive reminiscence therapy environment, where patients, or participants as they’re called, can walk through different interactive ‘storefronts’ including a diner, a movie theater and a library. Each of the locations are designed as if they were from the 1950s, meant to help jog the participants’ memories.

And of course, there are NewsPAPERS:

Read about it at the DailyMail

Read more about Alzheimer’s.

Something to think about.


Interesting quote from the founder of the company I work for.


1920 Presidential election. James M. Cox with VP running mate Franklin Delano Roosevelt

James M. Cox served in the United States House of Representatives from 1909 to 1913 before winning election as Governor of Ohio, serving three terms before running as the Democratic nominee for president in 1920 with Franklin D. Roosevelt as his running mate. They lost to Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge. Cox suffered one of the worst defeats in presidential election history.

Luckily for me, Cox went on to found his media empire.

What will they do in the future?


I saw this blurb in a magazine noting the anniversary of the event and the new movie about it. Of course, there’s the obligatory front page image.

What will designers do in the future when they don’t have front pages to draw from? Will they pull from the archive of web page PDFS (that was a joke), or come up with something that is now unimaginable?

One of these days, all of these look back to past front pages are all going to be from the same source (The New York Times, Washington Post, maybe USA Today) for national news, but what happens when there is no historical print record of local events.

I’m glad I won’t be around for that future.