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SND Frankfurt: 10 reasons to go

It’s time to plan your trip to Frankfurt, Germany, for the 36th SND Workshop & Exhibition, Sept. 25-27. It’s a perfect combination of learning and tourism. Ten good reasons to join us: 1) Germany is home to some of the World’s Best Designed Newspapers. Die Zeit, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Welt am Sonntag and Der Freitag [...]

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Speakers from The New York Times, The National, National Geographic coming to SND Frankfurt

Three more speakers join an impressive roster of speakers at the 2014 SND Frankfurt workshop (click here to register). John Niedermeyer is the Deputy Editor for Digital News Design at The New York Times. He leads a team of digital designers in the newsroom who craft and build visually-rich story presentations, digital-first interactive features, and special packages for planned [...]

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Some questions for SND Frankfurt speaker Ted Irvine

Ted Irvine, the senior design director at Vox Media, joins an impressive roster of speakers at the 2014 SND Frankfurt workshop (click here to register). We asked him a few questions to get to know him better. While I find inspiration from newspapers, I rarely read them anymore. When I do have the opportunity to do so, I [...]

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In other sports news …

Like this conversation? Want to hear more? Join us in Frankfurt! So while LeBron was deciding to take his talents back to Ohio, there was this thing called the World Cup going on. We don’t know yet what the global viewership was, but Sunday’s final was the most watched soccer game ever in the U.S. [...]

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Ibrahim Nehme, Lukas Kircher, Sara Quinn will speak at SND’s Frankfurt workshop

Ibrahim Nehme is the editor-in-chief of The Outpost magazine. Two years ago, he quit the advertising world and founded The Outpost. Published from Beirut and dubbed “a magazine of possibilities,” The Outpost is a quarterly print publication that aims to ignite a socio-cultural renaissance in the Arab world by inspiring its readers to explore a world of possibilities. Soon after its [...]

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Cracked Hat: The non-sports fan behind the James portrait — and a few dozen others

In early 2013, I was looking for an illustrator to draw a portrait of Bob Dylan for the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s annual Minnesota Profile. At the time, I had a limited experience with the market, so I reached out to Los Angeles Times AME Michael Whitley and sought his advice. I asked for a list [...]

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Wallen: All-or-nothing attacks discourage intelligent risk-taking

The New York Times’ SportsSaturday cover, which featured a list of NBA transactions, intending to highlight LeBron James’ return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, was met with a fury of debate across social media platforms. Especially within the SND community.

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Schneider: A design that reduces a story to one fact puts incredible pressure on that fact

The New York Times’ SportsSaturday cover, which featured a list of NBA transactions, intending to highlight LeBron James’ return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, was met with a fury of debate across social media platforms. Especially within the SND community.

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60 Hours in Cleveland: The Plain Dealer’s LeBron Section

This post is not about me. I have been design and graphics editor at the Cleveland Plain Dealer since May 19 — by happenstance seven weeks before LeBron James announced his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers on July 11. I replaced Emmet Smith, who was in the same chair in 2010 when James left the [...]

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Celebration, consternation, resignation

A peek at Saturday’s Plain Dealer, featuring news of LeBron James’ return to the National Basketball Association’s Cleveland Cavaliers.