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Day One recap: #SNDMakes, Boston

Breakfast brainstorming led to lunch time libations and afternoon action plans at #SNDMakes on Friday. Coming into the weekend, our group of designers, developers, journalists and product managers knew the focus would be on answering the question, “How might we improve the content-creation experience,” but we had no idea what path that question would lead [...]


Day One Agenda: #SNDMakes, Boston

The Friday, October 17 agenda for #SNDMakes, focused on answering the question, “How might we improve the content-creation experience?

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Speaker roundup: Notes from the Frankfurt workshop

Amelia Eramya, a page designer for The Detroit News, was among the attendees at SND Frankfurt last month. She shared her impressions of some of the sessions:


Wyse words: On building the Grid, and shutting it down

Earlier this year The Grid in Toronto published its last issue. Under the creative direction of Vanessa Wyse, the hybrid magazine/newsweekly had set a new standard for design excellence, earning the first back-to-back-to-back World’s Best recognition in SND history. Vanessa was kind enough recently to take me through the evolution of The Grid’s design voice, [...]


Meet the news nerds tackling content creation at #SNDMakes in Boston

From October 17-19, the Society For News Design will take over the Boston-based office of Upstatement, where nearly 40 professionals from 17 different organizations are coming together to apply design thinking to the content-creation experience.


Annual workshop moves to spring; D.C. selected for 2015

After 36 years of fall workshops, the Society for News Design Annual Workshop and Exhibition is moving to the spring to better serve its members. SND invites you to join us for its 37th workshop, to be celebrated April 9-11, 2015. The event will be held at the world-famous Newseum, with an opening hosted at [...]


Lifetime Achievement honors go to Hans Peter Janisch, Rodrigo Sánchez

The recipients of the Society for News Design Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2014 are Hans Peter Janisch and Rodrigo Sánchez. The awards were presented at SND’s annual workshop in Frankfurt, Germany in September. Twenty-two other honorees have received the award, which originated in 1993. Janisch, a newspaper designer and consultant known for his work in [...]


Congratulations to 2014′s President’s Awards recipients

Each year, a few SND members and contributors are acknowledged with The President’s Award, was created in 1988 as a public acknowledgement to those who made a special effort on behalf our organization. Here are the latest recipients.


Two cities, two quick courses, same dates: you choose

The SND iPad/Tablet workshops kick off their fall season with a pair of two-day workshops on Oct. 24-25. Expert trainers Yuri Victor of Vox Media and Joey Marburger of the Washington Post will head to the headquarters of USA Today in McLean, Va., while Chris Courtney and Heather Billings of the Chicago Tribune will teach [...]