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Tara and Taylor: WriteLane podcast

A newspaper designer analyzes her favorite singer’s lyrics

What if, Tara McCarty asked herself, she analyzed Taylor Swift’s songs and broke down the parts. That mission turned into a project that ran last year in the Tampa Bay Times.

In this episode, McCarty, director of design for the printed paper, talks about what she did, how she did it and why it was important to her. You also can check out the project introduction and project video.

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