A crash course in digital design thinking, for students

Remember that one story? Of course you do, it’s the one that keeps you awake at night. It’s the one with amazing reporting that you let stay confined to your website’s boxy templates.

SND wants to help you sleep at night.

That’s why we’re inviting student journalists to join industry-leading professionals for our first-ever #SNDCrashCourse.

Participants will have the chance to learn the mechanics of design thinking, rapid prototyping techniques, and build an implementation plan for executing special projects just like the pros! Your experience as a participant in our Crash Course will prepare you to participate in events like #SNDMakes or other news-related hackathons in the future.

As an added bonus, portfolio critiques and one-on-one networking opportunities will be part of the program, offering students a chance to prepare for internships and job searches.

The mentors include:
Alex Bordens, assistant editor, Chicago Tribune news apps
Kyle Ellis, digital director/#SNDMakes co-founder, SND
Jon Wile, creative director, American City Business Journals; design director, SND

It takes place Jan. 23-25 at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Registration costs $25, and meals will be provided.

If you have questions, send them to Kyle Ellis or Adam Baumgartner.