A founder of modern newspaper design: Louis Silverstein, 1919-2011

Louis Silverstein’s innovations at The New York Times brought about a sweeping change to how newspapers were read and organized across the country. His ascension to Assistant Managing Editor also signalled a new place for visual journalists in the newsroom, that of equal partners. The Times’ obit can be read here.

Silverstein was honored with SND’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001. Design Journal issue 81 carried an account of the award presentation in Phoenix that year. His work was also featured in SND’s 25 Moment’s of News Design in 2004. SND founder Phillip Ritzenberg captured Silverstein’s significance to the craft in this excerpt from his presentation of Silverstein’s award in 2001.

A life’s work in sections: In 2004, Silverstein’s work at The Times was selected as one of the most influential moments in news design. SND founder Phillip Ritzenberg wrote on Lou’s contribution at The Times and to the industry. Access a reprint here

Silverstein writes about his friend, Pete Pallazo: In the Summer of 2005, the industry lost another of its founders in Peter Pallazo. Silverstein wrote this tribute. for Design Journal.

A gallery of Silverstein’s pages here.

SND Lifetime Achievement Award: Roger Fidler

The Society for News Design is proud to present its Lifetime Achievement Award to an innovator, leader, teacher, founder and friend: Roger Fidler.

Fidler, the digital program director at Digital Publishing Alliance at the University of Missouri’s Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute accepted the award at the awards banquet at the SND’s award banquet at its annual workshop in St. Louis Saturday.

A tribute in quotes
A tribute in photos

Sajeev Kumar T.K. named Region 19 director (Asia and South Pacific)

Sajeev Kumar T.K, Visual Editor of Kerala Kaumudi based in Kerala, India, has been named Society for News Design regional director for Asia and South Pacific. TKsajeev runs a very popular website about design in India.

TKsajeev says, “I am excited about working for SND, and assure you my sincere effort towards promoting SND and its activities in Region 19.”

Quick Q & A with Robert Newman, Creative Director of Reader’s Digest

We caught up with Robert Newman, creative director at Reader’s Digest and SND STL panelist to find out a little bit more about what makes him tick: SND STL: You’ve done amazing work at a lot of great titles over the years. If you could have editorial and visual control of just one magazine anywhere […]

Have you taken RJI’s 2011 iPad survey yet? Do it now!

The Reynolds Journalism Institute’s iPad/Tablet Research Project has been the first of its kind already (twice now, really). And they’re at it again. They invite you to take their Summer 2011 survey: Click here. This survey is international and open to anyone who owns or uses an Apple iPad or other comparable media tablet. It […]

See Change — at a discount for SND members

See Change, the power of visualization May 19 – 20, 2011, University of Minnesota – Minneapolis campus Special invitation for SND members The University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the College of Design are partnering with AIGA, the professional association for design, to host the second annual Change: The Power of […]