Tabloid in Print, Tiled Online: The Reinvention of The Daily Wildcat at the University of Arizona
Later this month, The Daily Wildcat at the University of Arizona will officially unveil its new identity — sleeker in design, more responsive online and on mobile and more digitally-friendly in the newsroom.
1) A cutback in print from daily to thrice-weekly.
2) A print redesign built around tabloid.
3) The creation of new staff positions — including digital editors for every section — and some related newsroom workflow adjustments.
4) A redesigned website set to embody the tiled design scheme of sites like Pinterest.
Webster, the paper’s former design chief, also offers advice to student media designers and explains why she draws inspiration from SURFER Magazine and the Spanish-language newspapers featured on Newseum’s “Today’s Front Pages” feature.