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Renowned Newspaper, Magazine Designer to Lead Workshop at Doane

Nationally renowned newspaper and magazine designer Tim Harrower is the featured instructor at a daylong publication design workshop titled, "Futurizing the News," Saturday, Sept. 24, at Doane College's Crete campus.

Sponsored by the Nebraska Collegiate Media Association (NCMA) and Doane, the workshop is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break from noon to 1 p.m. The session is in the Communications Building, room CM02. A complimentary continental breakfast will be served from 8-9 a.m. during check-in.

Tim Harrower is the author of "The Newspaper Designer's Handbook," a staple textbook used by numerous college and university newspaper and magazine design professors. He also wrote "Inside Reporting," a news writing textbook used by journalism schools throughout the country.

"This is a coup for us," NCMA Executive Director Michael D. Kennedy said. "Tim Harrower is an award-winning newspaper and magazine designer, and top-shelf in the publication design field. Regardless of whether they design a print or web-based publication, students and professionals who attend his workshop will walk away with enough new information to immediately improve their publications."

NCMA is providing the workshop primarily for students from its member institutions. Seating is limited to 75. Kennedy said the organization expects between 40 and 50 students from NCMA-member schools to attend. The remaining seats are open to students from other institutions, to high-school students and to design professionals in the region. Seats may be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

Although it focuses on the print news media, Harrower's workshop would benefit any student or professional publication designer looking to hone, improve or update his or her design skills, Kennedy said.

"Certainly we are targeting student and professional newspaper and magazine designers," Kennedy said. "But Mr. Harrower's workshop really is a must for any designer who produces publications - newsletters, brochures, quarterly reports, what have you - regardless of whether those publications are for print or web-based distribution."

Because seating is limited, Kennedy strongly encouraged people to register early.

"We're lucky to have someone of Mr. Harrower's caliber willing to share his knowledge with students and professionals in the region, so we're expecting a large turnout," Kennedy said. "And since seating is limited, we strongly recommend folks take advantage of our Early-bird registration."

 

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION DEADLINES AND FEES:

EVERYONE MUST REGISTER. To receive fee discounts, registration and fees must be postmarked by Sept. 9.

Early-bird registration deadline: Registration and fee must be postmarked by Sept. 9.

Late registration deadline: Registration and fee must be postmarked between Sept. 10-16. Late registration ends Sept. 16.

 

Students from NCMA-member institutions:

Workshop - Admission is free.

Lunch - $10, provided registration and lunch fee are postmarked by Sept. 9. The cost is $30 if postmarked Sept. 10-16 (includes lunch).

 

Students from all other institutions:

Workshop - Early-bird fee is $25 (includes lunch), provided registration and fee are postmarked by Sept. 9. The cost is $45 if postmarked Sept. 10-16 (includes lunch).

 

Faculty/Professionals:

Workshop - Early-bird fee is $50 (includes lunch), provided registration and fee are postmarked by Sept. 9. The cost is $70 if postmarked Sept. 10-16 (includes lunch).