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Inspiring lineup for SNDS 2015 Conference

Explore the best design and innovation in publishing, October 1-2 in Copenhagen.

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Behind the Straits Times redesign

Singapore’s biggest publishing house SPH (Singapore Press Holding) celebrated its 170th anniversary with a complete redesign of SND award-winner The Straits Times, integrated with print, online and apps. To commemorate this important event, Singapore’s most-read newspaper invited design consultant Lucie Lacava to introduce a new redesign from print to online. She has helped to redesign over 100 publications around […]

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Courtney Kan has been named editor of

Courtney Kan named editor

The Society For News Design is pleased to introduce Courtney Kan of Gannett’s Phoenix Design Studio as the new editor of Her role will be focused on content planning and membership engagement. “My goal is to facilitate thoughtful conversation on industry issues, current and emerging trends, and drive conversation around the work created by the communities we […]

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Welcome to the SND20 2015 Middle East Creative News Design Conference

Photo by Abrar Mohsin This second edition of the Creative News Design will be held at Dubai Knowledge Village at Dubai (UAE) October 23, 24 and 25, 2015 The Conference will be held with two workshops: Information Graphics with Fernado Baptista and Arabic Design with Osama Alwajish This conference shares the latest trends and ideas that are being implemented by […]

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Volunteers make everything possible

Are you an SND member who is committed to create a good design in your region or country? Do you want to help fellow designers to continue producing better and better work? The Society for News Design (SND) is looking for volunteers who will be part of our worldwide news design community. We are looking […]

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On naming Facebook the World’s Best-Designed™ news website

[Editor’s Note: On April 11, the Society for News Design announced Facebook was named World’s Best-Designed™ news website at its Best of Digital Design competition. Reaction was wide ranging — but mostly critical — and left many in the digital journalism community looking for insight into the process and rationale for the award. Naming Facebook the […]

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On Lifetime Achievement Award winner Steve Dorsey — motivated, creative, smart, optimistic, an inspiration

VIDEO: See Dorsey talk about his career and decades of service to the Society.

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Q&A with NYT’s Tom Bodkin — SND Lifetime Achievement Award winner

Tom Bodkin was presented the SND Lifetime Achievement Award on April 11. This is a Q&A Bodkin did for SND before the ceremony.

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Quotes honoring Tom Bodkin of the NYT — SND Lifetime Achievement Award winner

Tom Bodkin was presented the SND Lifetime Achievement Award on April 11. Here are quotes honoring Tom Bodkin from his friends and colleagues.

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Judges Tracy Collins and Emmet Smith present World's Best to a winning team on Saturday night.

World’s Best winners in print and digital honored

The Society for News Design on Saturday announced four World’s Best-Designed™ Newspapers — Dagens Nyheter (Sweden), De Morgen (Belgium), The Guardian (Britain) and Politiken (Denmark) — and one World’s Best-Designed™ winner from the digital competition, Facebook,.

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SND Honors NYT’s Creative Director Tom Bodkin with Lifetime Achievement Award

Tom Bodkin was presented the SND Lifetime Achievement Award on April 11. Read the text of a speech by Charles Blow, who presented the award, and Bodkin’s remarks on accepting.

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The 2016 workshop: San Francisco

Dates are April 7-9 in 2016. Keep up with the hashtag #SNDSF for updates on the workshop.

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A slide from a presentation  by Gannett's Shayli Jimenez and USA TODAY's Tory Hargro at SNDDC on Saturday. (Photo by Lizzie Hart)

Full coverage of all the #SNDDC sessions

Thanks to the hard-working student newsroom for reporting. See the stories.

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NPR Creative Director Liz Danzico speaks on Wednesday night. (Photo by Matt Mansfield)

Follow the #SNDDC site for workshop updates

We’re gathering all the workshop coverage at the #SNDDC site. Check us out there for continual updates from the sessions and events on Friday and Saturday. A brief recap of what’s happened so far: Pre-welcome welcome: We met Wednesday night at NPR headquarters for appetizers, drinks and networking before SNDDC kicked off in earnest. What […]

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SND Digital: There are 10 finalists for World’s Best-Designed™

Ten finalists have been shortlisted for World’s Best-Designed™ digital news products from the annual SND Digital judging. The final winner or winners will be named at the annual workshop on April 11

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Join us for the Syracuse student workshop

Judges will convene in Syracuse later this month to determine the Best of News Design 36th edition. We’ll precede the judging with a special training opportunity for students – a workshop at Syracuse led by the judges and facilitators.

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