On Sunday, January 24, the News-Leader published an article about a regional utility shutting off power to several communities in the future due to the unknown costs associated with cap-and-trade legislation that is currently pending in congress.
Tags: alternative energy, Associated Electric Cooperative Inc., City Utilites, coal, energy, environment, power, rebates, Springfield MO, utilities
Tags: adventure sports, advertising, dirtbag diaries, küat, Marketing, mountain biking, new media, podcasts, the season, web video
Several months ago, I learned about “The Dirtbag Diaries” podcast through the Patagonia company blog, The Cleanest Line. For the last few years, Patagonia, the Ventura, Calif.,-based outdoor clothing and gear company, has sponsored the podcast dedicated to the stories behind adventure sports. Now a young Springfield-based company is lending its support to fuel the podcast and a new web-television series spinoff in 2010.
Tags: design, election, newspapers, Obama, photography
On Tuesday, our nation elected Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States. The next day, newspapers across America – and around the world – documented this historical event with splashy photos and heavy type. There are very few instances in which setting type larger than 48 points is justified. There are very few instances in which running a single word as large as possible on a page is permitted. There are very few instances in which stretching a photo the length and breadth of the page is even considered.
But on these rare occasions, from war declarations to tragic mournings to monumental elections, newspapers pull out all the stops to commemorate the moment.