LIBERIAN NEWSPAPER REDESIGN

Front Page Africa empowers Liberians with truthful and courageous reporting, so I jumped at the chance to help its small, dedicated staff make their newspaper even better. The new design is meant to uphold the integrity of the FPA mission, the content in each issue and the work put into providing it, which more often than not is achieved under difficult circumstances, including fickle utilities, an uncooperative national infrastructure and governmental pressure to toe the line. In an effort to streamline the design process while improving reader engagement and adhere to high industry standards, the new organizational and visual approach was primarily inspired by two guiding principles: urgency and simplicity, which reflect the goal of making important information easily accessible. The design also provides consistency and a strong identity.

I enlisted the students in my News Design course at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, and the following are pages inspired by the prototype we created Spring semester 2013.

 

FPA FRONT PAGEFPA MONROVIA SPREAD2FPA LIBERIA SPREAD2FPA VOICES SPREADFPA WORLD SPREAD2FPA SPORT