The first day of judging for the 33rd edition of the Best of News Design™ is under way at the Drumlins Country Club on the campus of Syracuse University. Here’s a look at this year’s 21-member jury. Judges are divided into teams of expertise, with some working across disciplines as the weekend progresses. Meet your 33rd edition judges …
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.
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.
Karsten Ivey of the Fort Lauderdale, FL Sun-Sentinel has been named Society for News Design’s regional director for the south eastern U.S. The region includes includes: TN, NC, SC, GA, AL, MS, FL, LA, AR, PR, TX, OK
“I’m very excited and looking forward to getting started, ” said Ivey.
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.”
We caught up with the legendary Tim Harrower as he was gearing up for SND STL and wanted to know a little about what it’s like to be him — and what’s on his mind heading into his big double-header appearances at the workshop… STEVE DORSEY: You’ve taught all over the country — high school and [...]
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 [...]
The 2011 Society for News Design annual workshop and exhibition is excited to offer a customizable, digital program guide that’s also mobile and tablet friendly. It’s a great way to organize your conference experience at SND STL — and it makes for a handy alibi, too. This video offers a brief tour. Log in and [...]
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 [...]
WAN-IFRA – SND conference: “Design for the News and Magazines Publishing Industry” WAN-IFRA, in cooperation with the Society for News Design, are organizing the third edition of its international conference dedicated to design for newspapers and magazines, to be held in Paris, France, on 19 May next. The objective of this conference is to examine [...]
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 [...]
Josh Crutchmer has been named coordinator for the 33rd edition of the Best of News Design™ competition. He is a senior designer for news and projects at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “Josh has a wide range of experience and will make a great 33rd Edition Coordinator after having worked at the competition for many years,” said [...]
A look behind the scenes on Day 2 There are just over 500 total entries in the revamped SND Best of Digital Design competition. The judges have worked their way through more than half of those already and are grinding through the rest. The bigger categories are behind them, but category 1 — World’s Best-Design [...]
Attention All Students! During this year’s annual workshop in St. Louis Sept. 29-Oct. 1, a student newsroom will produce live coverage of SND events, activities and presentations. We are currently looking for students who are interested in working as volunteers to produce original reporting in the form of written pieces, photography, video and information graphics [...]