Planning and Design for the Big Story


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Planning and Design for the Big Story

How to present the story on both the front page and the inside pages.

Type: Webinar

Originally broadcast on July 18, 2018

Time Estimate: One hour


SKU: NUWEB24-18 Category: Tag:


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The webinar presents how to create a plan flexible enough to cover the big story and adjust as more information pours in to ultimately tell the best story possible in the next day’s paper.


  • How to react to the news while it’s happening and make decisions quickly about presentation and storytelling
  • How to plan for the news you know is coming and then how to leave room to react to the story after it’s happened
  • The best ways to extract the most impactful visuals and key breakouts for a story on deadline
  • How to think about presenting the story on both the front page and the inside pages


Designers, reporters, editors, digital journalists and any other stakeholders that want to learn how to think ahead to create impactful presentation on the stories that matter most.


Greg Mees

Greg Mees is an award-winning journalist at the Minneapolis Star Tribune. As the lead news designer, he designs and oversees the presentation of the Sunday front page, enterprise projects and breaking news.He has previously designed and art directed the front page and the Sunday Science & Health section, as well as the Sunday local section. He has won numerous awards from the Society for News Design, Picture of the Year International, the National Press Photographers Association and the Associated Press Media Editors.