J. Ford Huffman joins the Washington Post

J. Ford Huffman, formerly a deputy managing editor at USA Today, is set to join the Washington Post. The memo:

National is thrilled to announce the arrival of J. Ford Huffman, the longtime deputy managing editor for design of USA Today. J. Ford — a true legend in the newspaper design world and one of the founders of USA Today in the 1980s — will work with us to help transform the graphics and all kinds of visual display throughout the A section.

Working closely with Mike Keegan and everyone in News Art as well as Justin Ferrell, the new A section art director, and the rest of the A section design team, J. Ford has volunteered to jump right in and help us think in different ways about all of our visual storytelling.

He’s a terrific source of ideas (not to mention a wise counselor of what works, and what doesn’t), and eager to work closely with National’s editors and reporters to get things done. A longtime DC resident, J. Ford also just happens to be a veteran long-distance runner, currently training for his 23rd marathon…! Please join us in welcoming him.

Susan Glasser, Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Bill Hamilton

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