Archived Posts by Stephen Komives
Saturday, May 4th, 2013
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!
Monday, April 15th, 2013
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.
Thursday, February 28th, 2013
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
Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
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!
Monday, November 12th, 2012
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
Friday, October 19th, 2012
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
Monday, August 27th, 2012
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.
Monday, June 4th, 2012
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
Monday, April 16th, 2012
The masses – and by that I mean 784 of you – have spoken, and entry No. 21, designed by Hugo Sanchez, will grace the cover of the 33rd annual SND Best of News Design book. Congratulations to Hugo and to all the artists who submitted such an incredible array of choices. Cover No. 21
Friday, February 17th, 2012
Go to http://www.snd.org/competition/contest33.lasso for a searchable database of all the winners in the 33rd Annual Best of News Design Creative Competition.
Sunday, February 5th, 2012
The Times of Oman was awarded a Gold medal for business page design for its treatment of the story, “How secrecy undermines audit reform.” The judges had this to say about the entry: “It’s so different, and handmade, you have to decode it, you have to appreciate the craftsmanship. The page IS the illustration. It
Saturday, February 4th, 2012
Politiken of Denmark has earned the first Judges’ Special Recognition of the competition, for its bold use of photography. Its entry in category 15E — multiple photos — comprised six cover pages from its Kultur section.
Saturday, February 4th, 2012
Staffan Lowstedt, Sweden: A few papers are sticking out in each category, and it’s the same papers. There’s a lot of very technically good work, but it’s hard to find the few that go beyond that. We’re all trying to overlook print quality and just see the work. Adonis Durado, Oman: My bias is for
Monday, October 31st, 2011
Led by the indefatigable Lily Lu and sponsored by the Youth Times, SND held a workshop on “Gearing Up for the Mobile Age” in Hangzhou, China, this past weekend. Instructors Joey Marburger and Yuri Victor of the Washington Post taught 50-plus attendees in the three-day workshop. Every attendee left with the ability to create a mobile site. Every attendee also joined SND. This means the Society now boasts more than 100 members in the Middle Kingdom. I spoke with a few of the attendees about their experiences. Even when speaking through a translator it’s obvious we all share a universal design language.
Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
Mexico City is an incredible cultural mecca. And now, we have one more good reason to head there: the VII World Design Press Summit will take place there Oct. 24-26.
Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
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.