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On eve of Instant Articles, a Q&A with Facebook’s Robyn Morris

Facebook Instant Articles is expected to go live in the next few days, a development that has the industry watching with a mix of trepidation and excitement. It might be a watershed moment for news media, or it might be an acknowledgment that the moment already has passed. As far as SND goes, it’s already […]

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The Guts: Herstory showcases audio of female journalists

Herstory is a multimedia project from the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri. It documents the careers, experiences and personal lives of 34 women journalists who have participated in the Journalism and Women Symposium, an organization for female journalists. It features original music from Missouri students, as well. Missouri design professor Ying Wu […]

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+1T: Don’t toss those action figures on eBay

Fernando Baptista is a child of the 70s, which among other things meant sci-fi, summer blockbusters and action figures. He grew up on Star Wars, Planet of the Apes, King Kong. His mother would get him comic books and he’d spend hours sketching into the book’s margins. He’d get a Star Wars figure customize its […]

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+1T: The student work

On day five of Design Days in Istanbul, 400-plus students are put to work, given the task of conceptualizing and executing a features supplement cover in a couple of hours from nothing but magazine scraps, a few office supplies, and their imaginations. The final results provide a spectrum of approaches as varied as the attendees, […]

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+1T: Mario Garcia on smartwatch design

Of course Mario Garcia shows up in Istanbul wearing an Apple Watch. Stainless steel case, Milanese band. What else would he, the person behind 703 redesigns and original recipient of the SND Lifetime Achievement Award, be wearing? A Timex? Garcia spoke yesterday at the annual +1T Design Days conference here. Hosted by Zaman media group, […]

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The Guts: Columbia Missourian launches responsive redesign

The Columbia Missourian is unique because it’s a city paper serving the residents of Columbia, Missouri, but its staffed by the journalism students at the University of Missouri supervised by faculty editors. The Missourian recently launched a responsive redesign, and faculty news editor Elizabeth Stephens took us behind the scenes. Editors hope this redesign will aid in allowing […]

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Welcome to the SND20 2015 Middle East Creative News Design Conference

This second edition of the Creative News Design will be held at Dubai Knowledge Village at Dubai (UAE) October 23, 24 and 25, 2015 The Conference will be held with two workshops: Information Graphics with Fernado Baptista and Arabic Design with Osama Alwajish This conference shares the latest trends and ideas that are being implemented by leading publishers in the […]

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Reimagining Excélsior

Excélsior burst onto the design scene with a stunning 2006 redesign that made a big impression with its inventive use of color, templating and individualized section styling. Its pages immediately took off at the SND Best of News Design competition, culminating in a World’s Best-Designed distinction in 2011. But times change, and recently Excélsior’s director […]

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Unveiling the 36th edition covers

Congratulations and a big thank you to Ismael and Karen Sandiego, and Adonis Durado and Winie Ariany, whose submissions have been chosen as the cover designs for the 36th Edition Best of News Design book, to be published and sent to members this fall. Ismael and Karen designed the newspaper-quilt cover at left, which will […]

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Best of Sports Design 2014: Sports Designer of the Year

The 2014 Sports Designer of the YEar