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Three's the charm

8 Jun
(Spread featuring an article I wrote about parents going out)
The second spread in the section.

This week I designed the spreads for the special section in our paper on parenting. I also wrote one of the stories. Check out the website for my story on activities for local parents to do.


New Faces

1 Jun

This week I stayed busy at The Press with an article about local women who (in my opinion) dominated at a Strongman Competition. They lift large amounts of weight via unusual objects (atlas stone, log, etc). Check out the link to read about it. I got a byline and it was on 2nd front.

This week designing the feature page was a little more challenging, but interesting nonetheless. A local photographer is putting together a project of 1,000 local people’s faces. So here it is. We initially thought of doing a grid, but with a smaller number of photos available this is what the final product was.

I had to leave work early on Tuesday in order to visit the UN. (Tuesday is our busiest day of the week, so I felt bad leaving with so much still to be done.) There were so many people from different countries walking around and working. We were briefed by several people in the UN’s strategic communications division. It was interesting to hear their perception of social media and what they are doing with it. I was surprised that they had only about 75,000 “likes” on their Facebook page and 356,000 followers on Twitter. (While the Twitter number is more impressive, I was wondering why their numbers were still so low?) Barack Obama has more than 8 million followers on Twitter. Lady Gaga has 10 million followers.
So my point is: if this assembly is supposed to be helping regular people across the world, how are they reaching them, if even western countries (and developed countries) who use social media to get so much of their information, are not even paying attention to the UN? 

The Jazzy Life

26 May

This week The Riverdale Press’ Focus On page (feature page of our weekly newspaper) was on a young jazz musician who performs in jazz hotspots though he hasn’t graduated from high school yet. I like this design, but I love my first one on Bronx Week. It was fun to design something musical.

My concept was to spell “jazz” with music notes. I wanted the design to be more simple, and while it is,  it might be a tad cluttered. What do you think? Does it look professional enough? That is my goal.

Anyways, I hope you enjoy. Check out another post tomorrow with a link to my article in The Press’ special 50+ Section this week. (It’s all about health for adults 50 years and older.) To read any of my articles from my internship, just visit and search for Jordan Carroll.

Design by Jordan Carroll, article by Adam Wisnieski

Bronx Week: Designing a feature page for real newspaper

19 May
This is a draft of the page that ran. A few tweaks were made after this.

So, I have many things to update and not enough time. First things first: I designed the feature page for my internship at The Riverdale Press. and it ran. And everyone loved it. So…drumroll….I will be designing the feature page (called Focus On) for the remainder of my internship. (I expect yelps of joy from everyone as you read this.)

I also had my second byline run in this week’s paper. Check out the link here.
Basically several groups in the area received awards for community service. I love writing about Boy Scouts. Probably just remind me of my brothers.

And nurses rallies. Can’t forget about those. I interviewed a bunch of union workers from a local hospital. You can see that article at

I’ve decided I love writing obituaries and in a greater effort to improve my writing, will attempt to make them more colorful, interesting and creative.

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