Miles is a 5-year old boy in remission after battling leukemia since he was 20-months old. Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, with help from the San Francisco Chronicle, Miles got to spend a day fighting crime in “Gotham City.”
Chris Johanesen started at BuzzFeed as its second employee. Now, as vice president of product, he shares insights about “the media company for the social age.”
We’re weeks away from the annual SND Workshop in Louisville. As we count down the days, we will introduce you to some of the speakers presenting at the conference.
The New York Daily News made waves with its ‘House of Turds’ cover, which went viral across social networks and media organizations alike. Design director Theo Caviness and senior designer Jill Evans spoke to us about the story behind the cover.
On behalf of the Society For News Design, I’m thrilled to welcome you to the new snd.org; an effort ten months in the making. As proud as I am to have led the project management and visual design of this redesign, I’m even more proud that it echoes the voices of our members. In December, you [...]
As creative director for American City Business Journals, Jon Wile has his hands full. On top of dealing with the logistics of handling 40+ publications, he’s leading the brand redesign alongside Garcia Media. Wile talks with SND about the process.
I first met Mark Johnson at SND St. Louis in September 2011. The now 35-year old CEO of Zite — a personalized magazine app acquired by CNN earlier that year — was the definition of unassuming. Sporting a curly fro, eyebrow ring, t-shirt and backpack, I actually mistook him for a college student. Our first conversation had us discussing everything from cocktails and news design to architecture and taxidermy. Here, Johnson talks innovation, personalization and user-experience design in media.
It was 1963 when Bob Dylan famously wrote, “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” and leveraged his fame to spur conversation during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. The writing process hadn’t been completed when — according to biographer Clinton Heylin — the iconic folk singer was visited by his friend and fellow musician, Tony Glover. Glover picked up a page of the lyric, looked to Dylan and said, “What is this shit, man?” Dylan replied, “Well, you know, it seems to be what the people want to hear.”
Dylan had an intrinsic understanding of everyday people, and responded with what has become an anthem for societal change in moments both big and small.
Now marks the beginning of change for our Society.
Last week, the team at the Boston Globe set out with a goal to provide its readers a complete re-telling of the events surrounding the bombings that shook the city. Here, news designer Robert Davis shares about the process that went into generating this special section.
It’s been a week since a terror attack devastated the Boston Marathon and journalists at the Boston Globe were on top of the story across platforms all week long. In this post, Dan Zedek, AME/Design at the Boston Globe tells us a little bit about the effort that went into covering such a difficult story.
We took to Facebook and Twitter and asked the SND community to submit its front pages covering the capture of Dzhokar Tsarnaev. Here is what we received. If you’d like to share yours, e-mail the .jpg to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did your publication enter the Best of Digital Design competition this year? Check here to find out whether our panel of international judges recognized your work among the elite entries.
A team of international judges evaluated several hundred entries in this edition of the Best of Digital Design competition hosted at Ball State University, February 22-24. Here is the unofficial medal count, as well as video that explains a few changes to this year’s judging process.
Judges awarded two silver medals to the New York Times for its Olympics and graphics portfolios.
Over 100 entries were submitted in the single-story project category, and judges have awarded a total of eight medals. The New York Times led the category with six silver medal winners and one gold medal winner. NPR also won a silver medal.
Judges awarded a silver medal to USA Today for its entry “Ghost Factories: Smelting and Lead Contamination” in the use of multimedia category.