[16/19] - Graphic Design and Journalism

Press Invitation
Release: Immediate
Date: 26 July 2019
PR 16/19

BA and MCAST to host information sessions by Argentinian graphic designer Ariel Garofalo
Graphic Design and Journalism

The Broadcasting Authority is collaborating with MCAST in support of its commitment to contribute to media education by actively participating in this year’s edition of the annual ICA Festival by the MCAST Institute for the Creative Arts between Thursday 4th July and Sunday 4th August.

The Broadcasting Authority has invited Mr Ariel Garofalo, a graphic designer from Argentina who will be delivering a series of talks on strategic graphic design as well as graphic design in journalism and for politics.

Mr Ariel Garofalo has been a professor of typography and editorial design at the University of Buenos Aires; lectures and exhibits his work at the Design Fest of Guadalajara (Mexico), at the Alliance Française in Buenos Aires, at the SIP (Inter-American Press Association), and at several other events. His works have been published in the Novum magazine in Germany, 360 Design in China and the book Artificium. Some of his works were awarded by SND and SND Scandinavian.

He has developed projects for America, Europe and South Africa, some of them such as The Observer of England, Reforma de Mexico, Jillands Posten of Denmark and Rapport of South Africa in collaboration with other international consultants. Currently he is working as an independent consultant and directing his design studio www.newsdesign.red developing media projects and political branding.

After graduating from the University of Buenos Aires, he has trained in Thinking Design, UX Design and political communication.

The Broadcasting Authority is inviting journalists, broadcasters and media stakeholders to attend these sessions at Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta to be held between 9:30 am to 11:30am on Tuesday 30th July; Wednesday 31st July; and Friday 2nd August. The first talk will be on Graphic Design and Journalism - The future of the media (Digital vs. Print). It will deal with such topics as:

1. Newspaper evolution
2. Data and statistics - Digital vs. Print
3. The importance of a brand
4. Case study

Participation is FREE