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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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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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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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Volunteer to Assist at SND36

If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to get involved with SND, or to spend a weekend with 50 of the best visual minds in the business, this is your chance. About 30 SND professional volunteers will be needed again in February to assist in the 36th annual Best of News Design Creative Competition print [...]

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Best of Sports Design 2013: Sports Designer of the Year

Best of Sports Design 2013 hits its crescendo with the announcement of 2013’s Sports Designer of the Year. Sports Designer of the Year 2013 from Rich Boudet on Vimeo. Congratulations! As a reminder, all of BOSD2013 can be found here, and stay tuned this week for a complete wrapup of the competition.

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BOSD2013 Editors’ Choice: Covers

Best of Sports Design 2013: Editors’ Choice covers.

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BOSD2013 Editors’ Choice: Cover Stories

Best of Sports Design 2013: Editors’ Choice results in the cover stories category.

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The Reliability of Consequence

This is a post about journalism, about headlines, about newspaper design, and about consequences. I want to discuss the sports cover of Thursday’s Oklahoman.

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BOSD2013 Editors’ Choice: Breaking News and Special Coverage

Best of Sports Design 2013: Editors’ Choice results in the breaking news and special coverage category.

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BOSD2013 Editors’ Choice: Inside Pages

Best of Sports Design 2013: Editors’ Choice results in the inside pages category.

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BOSD2013 Editors’ Choice: Photo Page, Sports Illustration

Best of Sports Design 2013: Editors’ Choice results in the photo page, sports illustration category.

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Best of Sports Design 2013: Special Section Covers

Special section covers winners in the Best of Sports Design 2013 contest.

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Best of Sports Design 2013: Enterprise/Feature Centerpiece

Enterprise/Feature centerpiece winners in the Best of Sports Design 2013 contest.

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Best of Sports Design 2013: Live Game Covers

Live game cover winners in the Best of Sports Design 2013 contest.

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Best of Sports Design 2013: Live Game Cover Story

Live game cover story winners in the Best of Sports Design 2013 contest.

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Best of Sports Design 2013: Enterprise/Special Section Cover Story

Here are the Enterprise/Special Section Cover Story winners in the Best of Sports Design 2013. Here’s how it works: You’ll look at the winners and at the bottom of this post, you’ll vote for your favorite of all the winners. And in a few weeks, we’ll reveal THAT voting too. That’s called an Editors’ Choice [...]

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