Production & Design

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Ya gotta have a plan

May 4, 2018

In one of my recent weekly Henninger Helpful Hints, I mentioned that it was important to have a consistent position for the jumps from Page 1.

Jumping inside: Getting readers to follow the story

April 9, 2018

I am no fan of jumps. Anyone who has been to my workshops and/or followed my blog knows that.

Forest conservation can have greater ecological impacts by allowing sustainable harvesting

April 9, 2018

New research at the University of Missouri has found that forest owners at greater risk of illegally cutting trees from their forests prefer to participate in conservation programs that allow sustainable timber harvesting. The findings of the study, conducted by Francisco Aguilar and Phillip Mohebalian, could be used to craft conservation contracts that are more likely to be accepted by forest owners and might succeed in preventing deforestation and forest degradation.

Trading paper for iPad in northeast Arkansas

April 9, 2018

So, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is handing out free iPads?

Ways to prevent newsprint waste for your paper

April 9, 2018

Ways to prevent newsprint waste for your paper

Dealing with the potential newsprint price increase: Tariff Challenge

April 9, 2018

With the Trump administration’s announcement of preliminary duties on Canadian newsprint producers averaging more than 28.5 percent, publishers are left wondering how to deal with the resulting price increases. Combine that with the tightest newsprint supply in more than a decade, and you have an unprecedented challenge. What’s a publisher to do?

A tale of two ads

March 14, 2018

The words are spoken by Sydney Carton in the climactic scene of Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities.”

Chess—and design

February 12, 2018

A man, they say, is king of his castle. That may be so, but there’s a word for the man who thinks he’s really in charge at home: “Bachelor.”

Empty space—or negative space?

December 29, 2017

When I was still working at a newspaper (many more years ago than I care to remember), I showed the cover of a special section to my managing editor. I’ll call him Joe.

Newsprint suit could affect U.S. newspapers

December 29, 2017

Strong opposition by the National Newspaper Association and industry printing partners was registered with the Department of Commerce in December as an investigation into alleged unfair trade practices from Canadian newsprint suppliers looms as a growing threat to community newspapers.

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