Best of Digital: First Gold awarded, to The New York Times

The New York Times has earned the first Gold medal awarded in this year’s SND Best of Digital Design competition, with its detailed look at gymnast Simone Biles.

Category: Features: Single-subject project
Title: Simone Biles
Link: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/08/05/sports/olympics-gymnast-simone-biles.html

Comments: “Fabulous. Everything came together so well and it’s a great interaction with video. The experience of video and interactive can sometimes be really cumbersome but this really nails it. The flow of the story, the use of the graphics and video are spot-on; but also, the piece had the detail and narrative to pull the reader in. It’s not only a technical graphic, it’s telling you a complete story. The editing of the video was very consumable. The typography doesn’t get in the way and allows the reader to focus on the story. Plus, it’s just gorgeous on the phone.”

About Stephen Komives

is Executive Director of the Society for News Design.

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