After a few test runs at both the MIPA fall conference as well as in my Haslett journalism classroom, the following google slide presentation became the "final" version I presented at the conference in front of 155 other scholastic journalists and advisers.
In short, this presentation came about after a conversation I had with a student designer at the Grand Ledge journalism program. This student was sitting at his computer days before deadline, gawking at the white space before him and "waiting" for new content to magically appear before his very eyes. After some encouragement and brainstorming, we put together an ASF for his page using the content that already existed and filled the white space with productive content that added another entry point for his already stellar work. After this, I became a firm believer in the art of visual thinking and creation happening at the beginning of the brainstorm process, not the end.
I would love any and all feedback on the presentation, and would love to talk about ASFs and other design related questions in any capacity!
A huge shout out to NSPA/JEA and the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association (and my amazing mentor, Julie Price) for their encouragement and sacrifice to give me such an amazing opportunity.
Next week, I will start a series of posts that outline takeaways from this year's NSPA/JEA conference, as well as highlighting my future visions into the new year. I plan to write more regularly and have scheduled myself each Monday night for the near future on this blog. If you have any suggestions or questions you'd like to see on the blog, don't hesitate to ask! The more excuses I have to put proverbial pen to paper, the better!
Until next time,