It’s on: submit your design for the cover of SND’s 35th edition of The Best of News Design™ book by March 7. We’ll post all the entrants here and give you a chance to vote on your favorite.
Judges and facilitators have convened to Syracuse, N.Y., to enjoy thousands of pages of excellent design and unspeakably awesome weather. Few people know the real reason they’re here: the annual tradition of SND Foundation Karaoke Night. Every year we raise an impressive amount of money from the people who come to Syracuse, but we also [...]
The Call for Entries for the 35th annual Best of News Design Creative Competition is now available, along with editable entry forms. The entry deadline is Jan. 15, 2014, for U.S. entries, and Jan. 22 for international entries.
The Call for Entries for the 35th annual Best of News Design Creative Competition is now available in pdf form, along with editable Entry and Tally & Payment forms. Check back for translations into Spanish and other languages coming soon. The entry deadline is Jan. 15, 2014, for U.S. entries, and Jan. 22 for international [...]
SND members can vote for the officers from Oct. 14-Nov. 7. The winners will be announced at the annual workshop.
SND is a global phenomenon and October promises to be a month in which its international character is celebrated in style. SND20, representing the Middle East and Africa, is planning to bring together leading media creative minds in Dubai (just over the Arc Bridge, pictured above) for a daylong Creative Design Conference, Oct. 7.
The next stop on this year’s Quick Course circuit: the San Francisco Chronicle will play host to the next SND iPad/Tablet Quick Course, on Sept. 14-15. That will be followed by Loyola University Chicago, on Oct. 18-19. More than 100 people have taken advantage of this training – free for members and just $25 for non-members thanks to a supporting grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation – so get yourself and your colleagues registered today!
More than 90 people have taken part in the first three SND mobile/tablet quick courses. The next stop is the University of Minnesota, on July 12-13. The deadline to register is July 5 — sign up today!
Join us for an intensive two-day learning experience in tablet design! We’ll be in Washington and Montreal later this month, followed by Toronto in mid-June. These courses are sponsored by the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, and are free for members and just $25 for nonmembers. Seats are limited, click here to register!
After combing through numerous applications, a panel convened by SNDF education chair Darren Sanefski settled on Lisa Donato, a freshman at the University of Oregon, as the recipient of this year’s paid summer internship. Lisa will be working with Frank Mina and the great team at the San Francisco Chronicle beginning in July.
SOCIETY FOR NEWS DESIGN 34th EDITION RESULTS: * Five international newspapers named “World’s Best-Designed” * Three gold medals among the 727 individual awards given to 9,262 entries from 30 countries Five international newspapers – two from Germany, two from Scandinavia and one from Canada – have been named “World’s Best-Designed Newspaper™” by the Society for [...]
It’s never too early to start pulling those tear sheets! You’ll be thankful in January!
The Call is posted here.
It’s available now in English, and other languages will be available in the coming weeks.
The deadlines for U.S. entries is Jan. 16, 2013; for international entries it’s Jan. 23, 2013. Good luck!
The Society for News Design Foundation will fund one 12-week internship for Summer 2013. The internship will pay one deserving student $500/week to work at one deserving newspaper for a period of 12 weeks. Interested students and newspapers are invited to apply. In order to qualify, a newspaper must demonstrate that it has no paid internships in the areas of design (print and/or digital), information graphics, or photography/videography. Interested students must submit an application that includes a cover letter, resume, 10-piece digital portfolio and letter of recommendation.
The deadline for applications from both students and newspapers is February 28, 2013.
To apply visit: http://tinyurl.com/b8ced5e
The Poynter Institute’s fifth EyeTrack study focused on tablet design, and was unveiled this week at a workshop at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. You can read more about the overall project here. The study focused on the opportunities that touch, location, pinch, swipe, and scroll, bring to the user experience for [...]
Your candidates for SND officer positions in 2013 are (from top left to right): president: Rob Schneider, Dallas Morning News; vice president: David Kordalski, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer; secretary/treasurer: Luis Chumpitaz Gonzales, Information Graphic Director, Al Bayan, Dubai, UAE; Adonis Durado, Designer, Times of Oman, Al Shabiba; Lee Steele, Design Editor, Connecticut Post
Bios and mission statements on the jump. Voting will begin Thursday, Sept. 13, and will be conducted electronically (SND members will get an email). Voting is open to all members and ends at midnight on Thursday, Oct. 11; results will be announced at the SND Annual Workshop and Exhibition in Cleveland, on Friday, Oct. 12.
Few events are guaranteed to bring out the best in visual journalism the way the Summer Olympics do. They are intrinsically visual, relatively predictable for planning purposes (the dates are set, swimming the first week, track the second), and offer dramatic storylines and personality pieces that make for great page design, infographics, photography and digital design.
With that in mind, it’s instructive to take a look back at some of the Best of News Design pages from Olympics past. The SND Best of News Design competition was launched in an Olympic year, 1980, and every fourth annual edition chronicles the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat as presented in newspapers around the globe.
• From now until the London Games begin July 27, SND will feature a number of essays, tips and resources as part of our Year-Long Conversation about design.
• How London papers are covering the build-up to the Games by Region 15 director Michael Agar