The Daily Blog

By Mario R. García on Nov 27, 2016

The death of Fidel Castro: how newspapers covered it

It is the end of an era as Cuban dictator Fidel Castro has died at the age of 90.  TheMarioBlog will be updated with pages from around the globe as they become available in the next two days. Please send me your newspaper's coverage of the Castro death, not just in print, but any other platform.

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By Mario R. García on Nov 26, 2016

Adios to the man who made me a refugee

Fidel Castro, the dictator who ruled Cuba with an iron fist since 1959, has died at 90.  Time for a celebration. And time, perhaps, for real significant changes in Cuba, and, finally, freedom for the Cuban people.

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By Mario R. García on Nov 20, 2016

Cruising for a few days

As my family and I will be on a cruise the next few days, TheMarioBlog will resume Monday, Nov. 28.

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By Mario R. García on Nov 17, 2016

Newsletters, briefings: curating content while creating a habit

I think 2017 may be the year when we see more newspapers and magazines turning serious attention to newsletters—those emailed  lists of curated content that makes us get into a publication’s offerings.

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By Mario R. García on Nov 16, 2016

The Guardian: holding out the tin can for contributions

Maybe there are other organizations doing it, but it surprised me to have The Guardian ask for financial contributions from its readers. Are there other media organizations doing this?

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By Mario R. García on Nov 15, 2016

In Italy: data visualization and newspapers

While newspapers around the globe have taken to presenting intricate stories via data visualization, Corriere della Sera goes outside of its newsroom to get the expertise of information designers.

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By Mario R. García on Nov 14, 2016

NY Times Magazine: The Design of Everything Revisited

Here is a piece from this Sunday’s New York Times that is a must read. How can one resist a summary that reads: Inside the 21st-Century Craze for Redesigning Everything. 

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By Mario R. García on Nov 13, 2016

Preparing my Columbia course based on realities of our industry

Today I will conduct an information session about my course Multiplatform Design & Storytelling: while this is the fourth consecutive time I teach it, there is much that will be different this upcoming semester. Find out why.

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By Mario R. García on Nov 09, 2016

The Trump Victory on the Front Pages

It's the end of the most divisive Presidential Election in memory. The good news: it's over. The US has a new President Donald J. Trump. This is a special edition of TheMarioBlog which we will keep up in the next two days to incorporate as many pages as possible as they become available.

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