Futurizing Your Newspaper Workshop (Layout & Packaging)

Thu, June 18, 2009


Thursday, June 18 (rescheduled from April 9)  •  10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Clarion Meridian Conv. Center, 737 S. Meridian Ave., Oklahoma City

Provided by Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation
Raymond and Mildred Fields Memorial Fund Educational Series

It's 2009. So why does your newspaper still look -- and act -- like it's 1982?

To survive and thrive in the new media landscape, you've got to adapt. Evolve. Innovate. And for 20 years, Tim Harrower's workshops have helped journalists refine and repackage the news, both in print and online, from simple stories to multimedia.

You'll learn how to modernize your page design, story planning, visuals and headlines. You'll discover how to reach readers with short attention spans -- and upgrade stories when they move onto the Web.

Ready to rethink, refocus and reinvent your paper? With nearly 1,000 examples of do's, don'ts and swipeable ideas, Harrower's popular slideshow shows you how


Tim Harrower has been an award-winning editor, designer and columnist at newspapers large (The Oregonian), mid-sized (The Rochester Times-Union) and small (the Times chain of weeklies in Beaverton, Ore.). He became a journalist in the early ’80s after his first career choice — rock ’n’ roll superlegend — fizzled out.
Harrower’s first book, "The Newspaper Designer’s Handbook," has become a fixture in newsrooms and classrooms around the world, translated into Russian, Chinese and Polish. His follow-up, "Inside Reporting," has become America's best-selling introductory journalism textbook. He's now compiling a new, comprehensive guide to online journalism. When he's not writing, Harrower consults on redesigns, hosts journalism workshops and maintains a dog-and-frog ranch somewhere deep in the Oregon woods.

REGISTRATION FEE:  Only $35 for professionals and FREE to college students and advisers working at a campus or professional newspaper.

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For more information, contact ONF Member Services Director  Lisa Potts at (405) 499-0026, toll-free in Oklahoma at 1-888-815-2672 or by e-mail at lpotts@okpress.com.