Society of News Design

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The 35th cover: final vote

From 42 original cover possibilities, we’re down to seven. But there can be only one. So please help us determine the cover of 35th Annual Best of News Design book celebrating the winners. Have a look at the slide show below (use the View-Fullscreen function in the right corner to view the images larger), and [...]

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Vote for the 35th book cover

Judges from across the globe met in Syracuse and Indianapolis recently for the Best of News Design competitions in print and digital. Their work is done. Now we turn to you. We’d like you to be the judge of this edition’s cover. We’re asking the design community to vote on the cover of 35th Annual [...]

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SND annual: Who’s got the front?

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.

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SND Karaoke (710)

Time to sing: It’s karaoke night!

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 [...]

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Call for Entries translations added

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.

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Posted: The 35th Call for 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 [...]

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Meet the candidates for SND officer 2014

SND members can vote for the officers from Oct. 14-Nov. 7. The winners will be announced at the annual workshop.

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SND all over the world

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.

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iPad Quick Courses head to San Francisco, Chicago

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!

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Next up on Quick Course circuit: Minneapolis

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!

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iPad quick courses: Make a date

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!

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The SNDF intern: We made her cry

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.

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SND34: The Official Press Release

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 [...]

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34th Edition Call – ahora en Español

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!

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SNDF Announces Summer 2013 Internship!

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:

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Poynter unveils EyeTrack Tablet findings

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 [...]

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