Society of News Design

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SND to expand training, build learning network with $200,000 Knight grant

Today Knight Foundation is announcing $200,000 in new support for the Society for News Design. The official press release is below. SND is extremely grateful for the support and the opportunity to work with Knight. This is the largest grant in SND history. A huge thank-you to board members Kyle Ellis and Tyson Evans for […]

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Announcing the ÑH2016 awards

For Spanish, click here Five publications have been awarded top prizes in the ÑH2016 competition, recognizing the Best of Journalistic Design in Spain, Portugal and Latin America: * La Nación (Buenos Aires, Argentina) was named best national newspaper; * Las Provincias (Valencia, Spain), best local or regional newspaper; * Nuestro Diario (Guatemala, Guatemala), the best […]

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SND election results: Okasaki, Evans, Connor named 2017 officers

Two hundred fifteen members (up from 163 last year) cast votes in this year’s elections for secretary-treasurer, vice president and president. Write-in votes are allowed and recorded in the results below. The final election results are: Total votes 215 Secretary/Treasurer Paige Connor 117 Bonita Burton 96 Greg Manifold 1 Melissa Angle 1 — Vice President […]

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Announcing the Region 19 Olympics competition winners

SND’s Region 19 — covering Asia and the South Pacific, including India, Australia, Japan, Indonesia and Southeast Asia — recently put out a call for the best pages covering the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. Entries came in from all over the globe, well beyond the borders of Region 19, which was awesome to see […]

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Meet the 2016 SNDF Scholarship winner

Niklas Marienhagen, a student at the University of Applied Sciences in Augsburg, Germany, is the winner of the 2016 SND Foundation Scholarship. Marienhagen, chosen by a panel of five judges, will receive a $2,000 cash award. Marienhagen’s portfolio focuses heavily on infographics and illustration, and he credits two longtime and very active SND members — […]

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Sometimes the aims are subtle

When Ole Munk was called in to redesign and help launch several new pages at Kristeligt Dagblad, he wanted to tread lightly: “The degree of change is small and that is on purpose,” he says.

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India: Let’s see your Olympic pages

India’s first and only international newspaper design site, newspaperdesign.in, is conducting a news design competition based on Rio Olympics 2016 jointly with SND 19 (Society for News Design Asia-South Pacific). There is no entry fee. Good luck and show us your best!

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Amid post-coup crackdown, SND members detained

The failed coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in July left more than 270 people dead and resulted in a government crackdown against journalists, among others.

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ÑH competition expands to Latin America

The ÑH competition, the most prestigious newspaper competition in Spain and Portugal, is expanding in 2016 to Latin America, becoming an intercontinental affair. With this change the ÑH expects to become bigger and stronger than ever.

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Seeking nominations: 2017 officer elections

The Society for News Design is seeking nominations for the office of Secretary/Treasurer for 2017. This is an open-ballot position: anyone who is nominated, meets the requirements of the position and chooses to run will appear on the ballot.

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Independent Days

As you may have heard, the London-based Independent and Independent on Sunday ceased its print publications in March after a 30-year run, ending an era of print design excellence. With its passing, I asked a few of the designers there to share their favorite Independent pages.

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SND Digital: Silver to National Geographic for stop-motion

What the judges said: “I love it. Visually it’s incredible. It’s delightful. It’s informative. The piece was phenomenal and the animation was incredible. The visuals are more than a ten. There is nothing like this. Nobody in news is doing stop-motion like this. Technically the explanation is impressive. It’s a wonderful thing.”

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SND Digital: Silver to NPR for ‘Rain Forest Was Here’

What the judges said: “Unique and excellent visual journalism. It shows, it teaches, it explains. The translations were well done. The narrative arc was well-paced and the graphics were deftly integrated. NPR has set their own high bar for this type of storytelling and this project shines. Deceptively simple and seamless; it was totally immersive and poetic. It makes you lean forward and back. The experience works thoughtfully across devices and screen sizes. This caliber of storytelling requires great photography, which this delivers.”

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SND Digital: Silver to Washington Post for Clinton donation tracking

What the judges said: “Campaign finance stories can often be dry and inaccessible but this was inviting and very compelling. The data and infographics were paced thoughtfully and pulled readers through the story.”

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SND Digital: Silver to Washington Post for ‘Car Ride With Lena’

What the judges said: “Gentle stretch of the medium. Genuinely felt like a conversation. Fresh. Stylistic. Very nice illustrations. The pacing, storytelling and editing underscore the conversational nature. I felt like I was in the conversation. You don’t feel like the extra touches interrupt the experience. It could have been a standard op-ed essay, but it went so much further and draws you in. The white that captures the silence in the conversation is novel and heavy.”

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SND Digital: Silver to Asahi of Japan for kitchen project

What the judges said: “Every aspect of this was beautiful. There were so many layers to explore, from a gigantic market down to a very small piece of sushi. It was packed with information but didn’t feel overwhelming; it was peaceful and balanced. Very well art directed and integrated together.”

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