Society of News Design

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

In today’s digital world, high-quality journalism can be difficult to distinguish from promotional content or even fakery. In fact, only 4 in 10 Americans trust the media’s ability to report the news fully, accurately and fairly. Audiences want to know who is producing the news, how they’re producing it, and whether it’s driven by an […]

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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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Medal winners from SND Digital judging in Indy

Last weekend, 15 judges from 14 organizations across the globe gathered at the Ball State University campus in downtown Indianapolis to evaluate work entered in the Society For News Design’s annual “Best of Digital Design” competition. The 2014 contest year brought in more than 900 entries, making it the largest body of work since the contest was established in […]

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Day One recap: #SNDMakes, Boston

Teams have crafted “how might we” statements, begin prototyping

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Day One Agenda: #SNDMakes, Boston

Check out the schedule for #SNDMakes Boston!

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Meet the news nerds tackling content creation at #SNDMakes in Boston

Forty thought leaders are gathering

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Celebration, consternation, resignation

A peek at Saturday’s Plain Dealer, featuring news of LeBron James’ return to the National Basketball Association’s Cleveland Cavaliers.

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#SNDMakes teams define projects, begin work

Day one of #SNDMakes included time for participants to discuss questions related to our topic, a series of lightning talks on subjects ranging from project management and user testing to Tarbell and Meteor.js, and low-fi wireframing.

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Meet the design nerds gathered in Indianapolis to invent new story forms

This weekend SND is nerding out on story-form design, with a focus on inventing new ways to evolve how we think about presenting digital narratives.

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How The Atlanta Journal-Constitution covered a winter storm

Melissa Angle, projects editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, shared the story behind the paper’s special print edition during a snow and ice storm that crippled Atlanta.

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Join us for “SND Prototypes: The story experience”

SND is nerding out on story-form design, with a focus on inventing new ways to evolve how we think about presenting digital narratives.

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[Social buzz] Reaction to The New York Times digital redesign

This morning The New York Times released a redesign of its digital products, which offers a new experience they describe as sleeker, faster and more intuitive. SND is tracking reaction from around the web.

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San Francisco Chronicle goes Gotham City for Batkid

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.”

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Chris Johanesen on design, testing and launching new products at BuzzFeed

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.”

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