Sunday, February 1, 2009


We finished deadline on Wednesday, and we were dead. I am incredibly proud of our Editorial board. They work so hard and without and drama. They take their work extremely seriously and they really produce. The third issue of JagWire is out and it's very well done. The focus topic is serious, most of the articles are good.

A couple of weeks ago I found out that Tim Harrower was offering a workshop on newspaper design. The cost was almost nothing, $15.00 that included lunch at Pierce College in Steilacoom. Harrower is the premier voice on newspaper design. I confess that I know next to nothing about designing. I am pretty ignorant of how to use Photoshop and Indesign. It leaves me feeling less than adequate. But I am committed to figuring it out before school gets out so I can help my kids and feel more confident especially for next year's staff.

The Harrower workshop was fun-he is really amusing, not pretentious at all. My kids, though they were exhausted, were wonderful. I learned a lot and I'd really like to try to put the Maestro design method Harrower suggested to work, if for no other reason than to try and motivate staff.

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