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These 10 prototypes represent new ways to promote community

After 2.5 days of ideation and prototyping, 30 pounds of barbecue, 1080 ounces of coffee, and 150 tacos, we’ve closed the books on SNDMakes Austin. Here’s what got made.


Looking back on day one of SNDMakes Austin

Nearly 50 designers, developers, product owners, students and educators are gathered at the Austin American-Statesman this weekend to tackle the question, “How might we design tools that promote community?” For our fourth ‘Makes’ cohort, we’re fortunate to have both the Austin tech and media scenes heavily represented, not only infusing a tremendous local spirit, but also […]

Kyle Ellis has been hired as Director of Strategic Programs for the Society of News Design.

Kyle Ellis hired as Society’s Director of Strategic Programs

Kyle Ellis, SND’s digital director and a volunteer for nearly five years, has accepted a one-year contract to help the Society achieve the objectives of a Knight Foundation grant.


37th Call For Entries is Here

The 37th Edition Call for Entries is live and ready for use.

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An invitation to join us: #SNDSF

Register now for the 38th Annual Workshop and Exhibition.


SND annual workshop: We know where we’re going

We are pleased to announce our workshop locations through 2019: San Francisco, Charlotte, Toronto, New York.

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On developing a brand identity guide for The Guardian

Earlier this month, The Guardian released a new brand identity guide. Taking from elements of the redesigned print and digital platforms, it aims to create a unified design philosophy across the vast iterations, sub-brands and business needs of The Guardian. Creative Director Alex Breuer explains the thinking behind the recently released guidelines. What prompted The Guardian’s new brand […]


The 37th Call For Entries: A Preview

With the release of the 37th Call For Entries drawing near, have a look at everything that’s new for the 2016 edition.

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Cover Story: New York Times’ ‘The scars of the game’

The New York Times recently published a multi-page print presentation of reporter Tim Rohan‘s yearlong look at Tommy John surgery in Major League Baseball. ‘The scars of the game’ looks at how widespread the surgery has become through personal stories of the telltale scars it leaves behind. Sports picture editor Jeff Furticella and art director Wayne Kamidoi share a […]


‘Infographics like Count von Count or Buffalo Bill’

Antonio Farach is the ‎Infographic Editor at the Times of Oman and Al Shabiba, two papers in Muscat, Oman, that combined to win 154 awards in the 36th Best of News Design competition. Farach was a Civil Engineering student at the Honduras’ National University but quit after realizing that he was most interested in news […]