Earlier this year The Grid in Toronto published its last issue. Under the creative direction of Vanessa Wyse, the hybrid magazine/newsweekly had set a new standard for design excellence, earning the first back-to-back-to-back World’s Best recognition in SND history. Vanessa was kind enough recently to take me through the evolution of The Grid’s design voice, [...]
After 36 years of fall workshops, the Society for News Design Annual Workshop and Exhibition is moving to the spring to better serve its members. SND invites you to join us for its 37th workshop, to be celebrated April 9-11, 2015. The event will be held at the world-famous Newseum, with an opening hosted at [...]
The SND iPad/Tablet workshops kick off their fall season with a pair of two-day workshops on Oct. 24-25. Expert trainers Yuri Victor of Vox Media and Joey Marburger of the Washington Post will head to the headquarters of USA Today in McLean, Va., while Chris Courtney and Heather Billings of the Chicago Tribune will teach [...]
[SND officer elections are handled electronically and open to all members. Contact email@example.com if you haven't received your ballot.] With just one week to go before the 2015 officer election ends, I caught up with the two candidates for secretary/treasurer, Douglas Okasaki and Frank Mina, for a Q&A — trust me, there are things here [...]
We’re pleased to bring you two great options for the office of secretary/treasurer in 2015: Frank Mina of the San Francisco Chronicle, and Douglas Okasaki of the Gulf News in Dubai. Mina and Okasaki will be on the ballot going out to all SND members on Sept. 1. Each year SND selects new officers: the [...]
Design and typography icon Roger Black is joining an already stellar cast of speakers at SND Frankfurt. Since taking on his first job at LA Magazine in 1972, Roger has been chief art director or design consultant for publications of all kinds, all over the world. Among them: Rolling Stone, Outside, New York, The New [...]
Like this conversation? Want to hear more? Join us in Frankfurt! So while LeBron was deciding to take his talents back to Ohio, there was this thing called the World Cup going on. We don’t know yet what the global viewership was, but Sunday’s final was the most watched soccer game ever in the U.S. [...]
Was it a weekly paper? A magazine? An alt-weekly? We were never quite sure how to categorize The Grid. What it was, though, was pretty spectacular. So we’re saddened to hear that this Thursday will be its last day of publication. Operated by the Star Media Group in Toronto, The Grid sprang onto the scene [...]
Students mock up a feature page at the 9th annual Newspaper Design Days at Zaman. Adonis Durado of the Times of Oman is enveloped by students. When you enter the offices of Zaman newspaper in Istabul, you’re greeted by large block letters represented the five W’s and one H of journalism, as well as an [...]
Congratulations and a big thank you to Greg Mees, Hunter Thompson and Adonis Durado, whose submissions have been chosen as the cover designs for the 35th Edition Best of News Design book, to be published and sent to members this fall. Greg and Hunter designed the CMYK/print/tablet cover, which will appear on the soft-cover edition, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]