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This page features my front pages from The Berkshire Eagle and its sister newspapers in southern Vermont, the Bennington Banner and Brattleboro Reformer, as well as the Alexandria Times. Newest work is at the top. I am gradually adding front pages from my time at The Diamondback, in reverse chronological order, but it is a slow and steady process. Even though it is sometimes chronologically more recent, all Diamondback work will appear below professional work, beginning here.

Inside news, sports and arts pages are available for free from the Alexandria Times at alextimes.com or by subscription for the New England Newspapers Inc. publications. No copyright claim is made to any of the work herein. Top Tip: Click to expand any page.

This page, like nearly everything on evanjberkowitz.com, was built from scratch using HTML and CSS, with one exception: The clickable modals (and JavaScript they entail) are based on a template from W3Schools. For a full accounting, click over to the "About This Site" page.
2018 7/4/18
Bennington Banner
July 4, 2018

On Independence Day in Bennington, the Banner ran a story on a new Puerto Rican food truck "rolling into" town, and I paired a sunny, inviting photo of the proprietor with a cutout of the tin foil bowl of fried plantains among the vittles on offer. July 4 led to a lot of great design, especially my double-truck Berkshire Eagle photo spread on Pittsfield's parade, which is coming soon to this site.
6/30/18 7/1/18 7/2/18 7/5/18
The Berkshire Eagle
June 30, 2018
The Berkshire Eagle
July 1, 2018
Brattleboro Reformer
July 2, 2018
The Berkshire Eagle
July 5, 2018
6/26/18
The Berkshire Eagle
June 26, 2018

With a new building on the horizon, Pittsfield's Taconic High School bid farewell to the old edifice, and that meant relocating its radio station, WTBR, as well. I used photos from the studio's last broadcast as well as a cutout of the its music legends mural (with a gradient of the actual wall to ground it at the bottom of the module) for a fun Eagle centerpiece.
6/16/18 6/19/18 6/24/18 6/25/18
Brattleboro Reformer
June 16, 2018
The Berkshire Eagle
June 19, 2018
The Berkshire Eagle
June 24, 2018
Brattleboro Reformer
June 25, 2018
6/5/18 6/14/18 The Berkshire Eagle
June 14, 2018
My first Eagle front page, by happy coincidence, goes heavy on the turtles, my college mascot from the University of Maryland. Go Terps!
6/15/18
Bennington Banner
June 5, 2018
The Berkshire Eagle
June 15, 2018
3/24/18 and 3/25/18 5/29/18 5/30/18 5/31/18
Bennington Banner
March 24-25, 2018
Brattleboro Reformer
May 31, 2018
Bennington Banner
May 30, 2018
Brattleboro Reformer
May 31, 2018
2017 6/8/17
ALEXANDRIA TIMES
June 8, 2017

From mid-May to mid-June 2017, as I wrapped up my junior year at Maryland, I filled in as interim designer at the Alexandria Times, a weekly newspaper in metropolitan Washington, D.C. I had to quickly learn the style and execute it for four editions before a new permanent designer arrived from her own college graduation. While I didn't have much time after getting my footing to be creative, I had fun with this front page centerpiece about "Taste of Del Ray," a community food festival. I also designed a logo for the paper's "Opioids in Alexandria" series, visible on the front page for June 15, below. After my design stint, I reported for the remainder of the summer, covering art, city affairs and summer league baseball. My news writing from the Times can be accessed here.
5/25/17 6/1/17 6/15/17 ALEXANDRIA TIMES
June 15, 2017
I designed the Times' front page after the horrific Congressional Baseball Shooting, which would define my news coverage that summer.
ALEXANDRIA TIMES
May 25, 2017
ALEXANDRIA TIMES
June 1, 2017

From The Diamondback
2018 4/2/18 4/9/18 4/16/18 4/23/18
April 2, 2018 April 9, 2018 April 16, 2018 April 23, 2018
In collaboration with Maris Medina
3/26/18 March 26, 2018
In collaboration with Maris Medina.

The March For Our Lives was a watershed moment, the last (during my D.C.-area time) of a string of ever more desperate displays of activism on campus and on the National Mall that intensified after the 2016 election. Even though a family emergency took me to New York City for the weekend, I knew I had to try to capture that feeling in print. In the end, a cell phone photo by one of our roving reporters of the National Archives with demonstrators all around the blue sky above, was what did it. A structure oozing Neo-Classical permanence and an eternal sky as a movement gathered believing it would be the one to finally stick.

Unfortunately, between two designers in two states, wires got crossed and the ad box at lower right was unintentionally filled with a file photo. But still one of my favorite DBK fronts.
2/19/18 2/26/18 3/5/18 3/12/18
Feb. 19, 2018 Feb. 26, 2018 March 5, 2018 March 12, 2018
1/24/18 1/29/18 2/5/18 2/12/18
Jan. 24, 2018 Jan. 29, 2018 Feb. 5, 2018 Feb. 12, 2018
2017 12/11/17
December 11, 2017
I used an American flag theme to present this feature story by Kyle Melnick about how — amid frequent athlete protests against police brutality at the professional level — Maryland athletes remained notably silent. We wove in photos of Maryland athletics alumni from various perspectives and continued the flag theme on the jump page as well.
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