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The Need for Design Thinking

Empathy and creative collaboration are at the forefront of innovative success. Learn more in this AAN 2014 Convention recap! On July 12, 2014, the final day of the AAN 2014 Convention, held in Nashville, TN, Justin Ferrell, instructor at Stanford University’s d.School discussed the importance of creative risk taking, experimentation, team collaboration and the effect… Continue reading The Need for Design Thinking

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A Growing Mosaic: Changing Demographics Across the U.S.

As the makeup of our nation changes dramatically, journalists must better understand their readers—especially the rising Millennial generation. When it comes to the demographics of the U.S., Paul Taylor, executive vice president of the Pew Research Center, is an expert. During his keynote speech on July 12, 2014, the final day of the AAN Convention… Continue reading A Growing Mosaic: Changing Demographics Across the U.S.

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Create a Captivating Reader Experience through Design

Learn the importance of a visually rich publication. On July 11, 2014, during the AAN Convention 2014 in Nashville, TN, Jandos Rothstein (http://jandos.com), creative director at the Washington City Paper, hosted “Enterprising Interiors,” a workshop during which he offered ideas on how to spark more reader engagement by enhancing the visual design elements of a… Continue reading Create a Captivating Reader Experience through Design

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Embracing the Entrepreneurial Mindset

Thinking like a start-up company will increase your ability to come up with new creative projects. John Murdock, an instructor from the Nashville Entrepreneur Center (http://www.ec.co), discussed the importance of content creators thinking like entrepreneurs during his July 11, 2014, session at the AAN Convention. “The will to create is encoded in human DNA,” he… Continue reading Embracing the Entrepreneurial Mindset