Society of News Design

More posts by Andrea Zagata

Facilitator Becky Markovitz multi-tasks, taking photos for Instagram while also setting out cups.

All that’s left of Sunday is the singing

This morning, the temperature in sunny Syracuse was reported as low as -21 degrees Fahrenheit. Luckily for #SND37, we were inside all day. It being Valentines Day, judges and facilitators received a small token of our admiration, along with temporary pizza tattoos. The visuals team finished up graphics and are almost done with illustration. In […]

No Responses »

Aly Morris, 2-3 out.

Wrapping up Saturday

Today at Drumlins, the judging facility, all the judging teams worked very hard to get through a great many entries. We saw excellent work and many very deserving winners. Becky Markovitz was bringing you atmosphere from Syracuse and photos of some winners all day on Instagram. Everyone is very tired (including the person writing this post). […]

No Responses »

The judges got an early start on the combination print and digital entries.

Friday in the ‘Cuse

It was an eventful day at judging in Syracuse today. The good news is that the snow has stopped. The bad news is that means it’s about to get colder. I spent the day floating between an excellent student session and the hard-working long form team, taking a few Polaroids for my scrap book. The […]

No Responses »

As expected, the blustery lake effect snow was falling  on Thursday afternoon, just in time to delay a flight or two.

Hello from snowy Syracuse

Hello from snowy Syracuse! Wish you were here. The SND37 Creative Competition is just starting to get rolling. Judges are trickling into the hotel, snow is (of course) falling, temperatures are dropping and it’s looking like perfect weather to stay inside for the weekend. We’re hoping the snow won’t be too deep that we can’t […]

2 Response »

SND35FirstTimers

SND35 Judging: Guide for First-Timers

Attending SND judging for the first time? This guide will help you guess what to expect, what to pack, and what you’ll see.

No Responses »

SND33pages-460x350

What to expect at the Best of News Design judging

On Friday, a bevy of visual journalists will come to Syracuse University to help with the Society for News Design’s annual creative competition. Some will judge the competition, but many students and professionals will help as “facilitators.” It’s a tough job, but one that comes with incredible learning opportunities and gives everyone involved a wealth of inspiration. Last year we asked judging veteran Andrea Zagata to write this guide for first-time facilitators. She’s coming back, and so is this post, because it’s full of common-sense tips on what to pack — and what to expect — if you are also coming to SND34. Even if you aren’t coming, she gives great insight into the type of things that go on over this weekend.

Also, check snd.org all weekend and Monday for live coverage of both the Best of News Design and the World’s Best Newspaper competitions. For the first time, both competitions will be judged simultaneously.

No Responses »

Syracuse for first-time facilitators

Editor’s note: On Friday, a bevy of visual journalists will come to Syracuse University to help with the Society for News Design’s annual creative competition. Some will judge the competition, but many students and professionals will help as “facilitators.” It’s a tough job, but one that comes with incredible learning opportunities and gives everyone involved […]

3 Response »