Society of News Design

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SNDMakes ATL to focus on making writing more collaborative

The Society for News Design is thrilled to announce that SNDMakes is heading to Atlanta. Apply to join us the weekend of October 14-16, 2016, as the SNDMakes team partners with Cox Media Group’s Rare. We’ll be tackling the design challenge, “How might we make writing more collaborative and delightful?” with a focus on ways […]

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Join SND and the Texas Tribune for an election-themed civic social weekend

(Editor’s note: The Society for News Design is thrilled to announce the next event in its SNDConnects series. On August 26-28 we will co-host “Turnout Texas” in partnership with the Texas Tribune. SNDConnects is designed to lend event support or skills training to NGOs, non-profits, open-source projects, and academic institutions. While this event will focus on the impact of Texas on […]

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Jim Brady on launching the and why the web excites him 20 years later

In the digital media world, Jim Brady needs no introduction. Currently the founder and CEO of Billy Penn — a mobile news platform in Philadelphia — his career in online journalism has spanned two decades serving in roles such as Executive Editor of The Washington Post dot com, Editor-in-Chief of Digital First Media, and President […]

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The Boston Globe implored the American people to demand tougher gun laws; SND asked for the story behind ‘Make it stop’

At just after 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, The Boston Globe Opinion team tweeted the front page of the next day’s paper. On it, an AR-15 assault rife, a single bullet hole, and a headline that implored, ‘Make it stop.’ A powerful, and unequivocal call to action in the wake of the deadliest mass […]

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A statement regarding SND Charlotte and HB2

The Society for News Design announced in October 2015 it would bring its annual workshop and exhibition to Charlotte, N.C., in April 2017. We’re excited to welcome hundreds of visual journalists, artists, designers and developers to the Queen City. We’re also looking forward to working closely with local creatives to bring together a community of […]

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SND offering personalized training for NGOs, open-source projects, and others to advance design and storytelling

The Society for News Design is now accepting applications for its latest program: SND Experience. Leveraging the expertise of our international design community, SNDExp is a hands-on, experiential program created to bolster storytelling and support problem solving at NGOs, non-profits, open-source projects, and academic institutions. Together, our team will work with yours to create a […]

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Eight ideas that demonstrate designing for trust in news (Demos, presos)

“How might we help the people who consume our journalism gain more trust in the news?”

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Meet the designers and strategists who will work to prototype signals of trustworthy content

“It’s all storytelling, you know, that’s what journalism is all about,” Tom Brokaw once said. But, how can audiences differentiate whether they’re consuming an act of journalism, or just a good story? In an age where so much of the internet is dominated by gossip, satire, and sponsored content, audiences want to know who is producing the news, […]

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Unofficial results: Best of Digital Design competition

Approximately 257 entries were given an Award of Excellence, 22 were given a Silver Medal, and 2 were given a Gold Medal.

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SND Digital: Silver to NY Times for ‘Bieber, Diplo and Skrillex make a hit’

What the judges said: “This is a perfect example of breaking down a cultural phenomena in a sophisticated manner. The graphics on the side almost invent a new way of hearing, it’s all so coordinated. It took an extremely creative approach to dealing with audio. Super innovative in blending video and motion graphic that is fresh and engaging and pulls you through what is a fairly long video.”

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SND Digital: Silver to Wall Street Journal for ‘Demographic Destiny’

What the judges said: “The different assets use a variety of technology, and it all has a purpose. They didn’t just do 360 video, they annotated what is in NYC. The way they approached the navigation and thought about the packages is really interesting.”

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SND Digital: Silver to NY Times for ‘A New Whitney’

What the judges said: “The animations were focused in such a way that it gave you a sense of place. They work beautifully on mobile, and are really tightly edited.”

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Meet us in NYC to prototype better signals of trustworthiness in the news

SND is pleased to announce its partnership with the Trust Project to prototype ways to better signal trustworthiness in the news: March 18-19 at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

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What we learned: Results from the SND membership and programming survey

Our aim: to create a line-up of top-notch programs IRL, and a peer-to-peer learning community online.

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Gregor Aisch on The Upshot’s income mobility interactive

On our team, graphics editors write words and reporters make charts, every day. This eliminates painful meetings between different departments and lets us just do things.

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Winners list: 2014 Best of Digital Design competition

The Society For News Design is thrilled to announce winners from the 2014 “Best of Digital Design” competition.

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