By Kaitlin Dunn
This morning I went to Michael Koretzky’s session, Chicken Salad 2. Having gone to Koretzky’s session yesterday, I was expecting a great session, but overall I wasn’t as impressed as yesterday.
As fascinating as it is to watch the transformation of badly designed newspapers into visually appealing products, it did not escape me that all of Koretzky’s designs were geared towards tabloids.
Granted, designing tabloids is what Koretzky does for a living – and he does it quite well. However, a professional newspaper should not have the same look as a supermarket tabloid. There are two very different types of journalism in these publications and their designs should reflect that.
Aside from the design, Koretzky had some great points about rewriting stories. He is absolutely right that we should be writing things that students want to read. I think that it’s important that we strive to make our stories more palatable.