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Veronika Illmer explains the mass appeal of BILD’s design aesthetic

Veronika Illmer, who has been in charge of art direction at Bild and Bild am Sonntag since 2001, is among the amazing speakers at the 2014 SND Frankfurt workshop. She talked to workshop organizer Stefan Knapp about the German newspaper’s striking design.

Javier Errea is coming to SND Frankfurt.

Javier Errea to speak at SND Frankfurt workshop

Add Javier Errea’s name to the impressive roster of speakers at SND Frankfurt. Errea is principal of Errea Comunicación, a news design studio based in Pamplona, Spain, and before that has been a reporter, editor and art director at several newspapers throughout the country.

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Ole Munk: Continuity is the key to success

Ole Munk, who speaks at SND Frankfurt workshop next month, will emphasize the role of the designer in a world where audiences crave reliability and familiarity.

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Welcome to SND election season

We’re pleased to bring you two great options for the office of secretary/treasurer in 2015: Frank Mina of the San Francisco Chronicle, and Douglas Okasaki of the Gulf News in Dubai. Mina and Okasaki will be on the ballot going out to all SND members on Sept. 1. Each year SND selects new officers: the [...]

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Roger Black joins SND Frankfurt lineup

Design and typography icon Roger Black is joining an already stellar cast of speakers at SND Frankfurt. Since taking on his first job at LA Magazine in 1972, Roger has been chief art director or design consultant for publications of all kinds, all over the world. Among them: Rolling Stone, Outside, New York, The New [...]

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Flying to Frankfurt? Your best shot at a good fare is now

Are you flying to Frankfurt this September? Then the time to book the flight is now, for the best price and seating assignment.

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SND36 Update: Mike Rice Named Print Competition Coordinator

Mike Rice, features design director of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, has been named print competition coordinator for the 36th annual Best of News Design Creative Competition, to be held in February 2015 in Syracuse, N.Y., on the campus of Syracuse University. Rice was appointed by SND’s print competition committee earlier this summer. He will serve [...]

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At SND Frankfurt: What eyetrack research teaches us about readers

At the upcoming SND Frankfurt workshop, design researcher Sara Quinn will talk about findings from Poynter’s many studies of how people engage with journalistic storytelling across platforms. Quinn will also give a sneak preview of a current project on how readers engage with photojournalism.

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Run, Gabi, Run! Keeping up quality content and diversity on deadline

Gabi Schmidt, the Creative Director at Schmidt Media Group — and speaker at the upcoming SND Frankfurt workshop – enjoys new projects, and different countries and cultures. One of her greatest concerns as visual journalist is how to engage both the leadership teams and the staff so that they create a more balanced and diverse coverage of news. [...]

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Guardian creative director Alex Breuer joins SND Frankfurt lineup

Alex Breuer, creative director of The Guardian, joins an impressive roster of speakers at SND Frankfurt. Working in both digital and print formats, Breuer has worked across a broad range of high-profile brands including The Times, The Financial Times, Esquire and Men’s Health. At The Guardian, Breuer is developing new  content forms that will not just [...]