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Mario R. García (born February 15, 1947 in Placetas, Las Villas, Cuba) is an American newspaper and magazine designer and media consultant. He is senior adviser on news design/adjunct professor at Columbia University, School of Journalism. He was named the Hearst Digital Media Professional-in-Residence for 2013–14 there.[1]

Mario Garcia
Mario Garcia, 2011
Mario Garcia, 2011
BornFebruary 15, 1947 (1947-02-15) (age 72)
OccupationDesigner, media consultant



Garcia collaborated with more than 700 publications.[2] He redesigned large publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Miami Herald, The Washington Post, Norway's Aftenposten, UAE's Gulf News, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Handelsblatt, Die Zeit, The Hindu, Malayala Manorama, Sakshi, and Paris Match; medium-size newspapers, such as The Charlotte Observer, România Liberă, and the 40 business weeklies of American City Business Journals;[3] and smaller newspapers, such as the Lawrence Journal-World.[4]

He was appointed the head of Syracuse University's School of Graphic Arts in 1977. García was the first recipient of the Society for News Design's Lifetime Achievement Award.[5] In 2006 People en Español chose him as one of the 100 most influential Hispanics.[6] In October 2011 he was awarded the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism by the Missouri School of Journalism.[7]

In September 2012, García published his thirteenth book, and first e-book, iPad Design Lab: Storytelling in the Age of the Tablet.[8][9]

His writings are frequently profiled by such magazines as Columbia Journalism Review as well as the executive summaries of the World Association of Newspapers (WAN-IFRA), the American Press Institute and The Poynter Institute for Media Studies.


Recent writingsEdit

Predictions for media 2017Edit

  • "Two predictions for journalism in the new year: Virtual Reality and Sponsored Content will thrive | García Media". García Media. Retrieved 2018-05-20.

Visual StorytellingEdit

Briefings and email newslettersEdit



  1. ^ "Mario Garcia named Hearst Digital Media Professional-in-Residence for 2013-14 School Year". Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Archived from the original on 2013-09-17. Retrieved 2013-09-17.
  2. ^ Mario Garcia (2008-09-11). "Reprint of an article on García from the Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers' Association conference newsletter". Garcia Media. Retrieved 2013-08-10.
  3. ^ Chris Roush (2013-05-02). "American City Business Journals papers see results with changes". Talking Biz News. Retrieved 2013-08-10.
  4. ^ "García Media biography". Garcia Media. Archived from the original on 2013-08-12. Retrieved 2013-08-10.
  5. ^ "Dr. Mario Garcia comments on Marshall Matlock's relationship with the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and the impact Matlock has had on students and colleagues". Syracuse University Society for News Design. Archived from the original on 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2013-08-10.
  6. ^ "Los 100 hispanos más influyentes según la revista People en español" [The 100 most influential Hispanics according to People en Español]. People en Español. 2007-01-15. Retrieved 2013-08-10.
  7. ^ "Recipients of the 2011 Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism Announced". Missouri School of Journalism. Retrieved 2013-08-10.
  8. ^ Mario Garcia (2012-09-26). "TheMarioBlog post about the release of "iPad Design Lab"". Garcia Media. Retrieved 2013-08-10.
  9. ^ "iBookstore page for "iPad Design Lab"". iTunes. 2012-09-25. Retrieved 2013-08-10.

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