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Thursday 20 February
19.30 – 21.30
Design Academy Eindhoven
5th floor

Design for Journalism; ways for journalism in the 21st century

What is the added value of journalism in the age of the internet?
How can it keep on serving democracy, who is the audience
and are there any serious models to make money o≠ of it?
Journalism is struggling to find a new role, news is o≠ered 24
hours a day on countless new stations; it becomes increasingly
di≠icult for newspapers to di≠erentiate themselves and to find an
audience. Still many consumers would like a ‘medium’ to select
their newsfeed, to filter it and adapt it to personal wishes and
preferences. Could designers play a role in this? Design could
surely create attractive, clear and compacts forms of ‘packaging’ for
complex information such as popular infographics. Designers could
possibly help to channel information streams and design the news
directed at the audience. Is there a role for designers in journalism?

Justin McGuirk (to be confirmed) is a writer, critic and curator based in London. He is
director of Strelka Press, the publishing arm of the Strelka Institute in Moscow, and the
design consultant to Domus. He has been the design columnist for The Guardian and the
editor of Icon magazine. In 2012 he was awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale
of Architecture for an exhibition he curated with Urban Think Tank. He is currently
working on a book about activist architecture and social housing in Latin America.

Erik van Gameren who is journalist at NRC who recently has completed a research
scholarship from the Media fund of the Sandberg Institute in which he did research after
IMMRS: a tablet reader that wishes to offer news in a clear way directed at the consumer
(see: The debate is moderated by Danielle Arets.

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Published: 12-Feb-2014 12:37
  • Design for Journalism

    Design for Journalism

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    Design for Journalism