Society of News Design

2015 Washington DC


On Lifetime Achievement Award winner Steve Dorsey — motivated, creative, smart, optimistic, an inspiration

VIDEO: See Dorsey talk about his career and decades of service to the Society.

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60 participants reimagine photo stories at SNDMakes

After 2.5 days of facilitated brainstorming and prototyping at #SNDMakes D.C., 11 teams created projects that addressed the design challenge, “How might we tell better picture stories?”

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Quotes honoring Tom Bodkin of the NYT — SND Lifetime Achievement Award winner

Tom Bodkin was presented the SND Lifetime Achievement Award on April 11. Here are quotes honoring Tom Bodkin from his friends and colleagues.

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Judges Tracy Collins and Emmet Smith present World's Best to a winning team on Saturday night.

World’s Best winners in print and digital honored

The Society for News Design on Saturday announced four World’s Best-Designed™ Newspapers — Dagens Nyheter (Sweden), De Morgen (Belgium), The Guardian (Britain) and Politiken (Denmark) — and one World’s Best-Designed™ winner from the digital competition, Facebook,.

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SND Honors NYT’s Creative Director Tom Bodkin with Lifetime Achievement Award

Tom Bodkin was presented the SND Lifetime Achievement Award on April 11. Read the text of a speech by Charles Blow, who presented the award, and Bodkin’s remarks on accepting.

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A slide from a presentation  by Gannett's Shayli Jimenez and USA TODAY's Tory Hargro at SNDDC on Saturday. (Photo by Lizzie Hart)

Full coverage of all the #SNDDC sessions

Thanks to the hard-working student newsroom for reporting. See the stories.

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NPR Creative Director Liz Danzico speaks on Wednesday night. (Photo by Matt Mansfield)

Follow the #SNDDC site for workshop updates

We’re gathering all the workshop coverage at the #SNDDC site. Check us out there for continual updates from the sessions and events on Friday and Saturday. A brief recap of what’s happened so far: Pre-welcome welcome: We met Wednesday night at NPR headquarters for appetizers, drinks and networking before SNDDC kicked off in earnest. What […]

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Andrea Levy on OpinionArt and her talk at #SNDDC

I sent Levy a lengthy list of questions for what I thought would be a Q&A, but as anyone who has ever worked with Andrea knows, she has a tendency not to give you what you expect. She gives you something better.

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Design for your ears: Hear about NPR One at #SNDDC

The app is one of SND’s 10 digital finalists for World’s Best-Designed this year. Being out of sight creates a unique set of constraints for building a mobile app.

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Human-centered design and news collaboration: Laura Cochran at #SNDDC

Designers and editors rely on transparency and collaboration to effectively produce the news. This becomes more increasingly important as new tools and approaches are developed.

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A preview: Roger Black on #newstype at #SNDDC

Legendary designer, art director and SND Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Roger Black will launch a typography series, News Type, at SNDDC next month.

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The designer’s guide to Washington during #SNDDC

Coming to Washington for #SNDDC in April? We’ve got you covered on how to get around, where to experience the culture of the city, places to dine and drink, and a whole lot more.

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Redesigning The Globe and Mail for the digital age — Craig Saila at #SNDDC

As the Director of Digital Products for The Globe and Mail, Craig Salia has overseen the development of its mobile app portfolio. Several new products are on the horizon.

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On photography and design — SI’s Brad Smith at #SNDDC

How do you strike a delicate balance between photography and visual presentation? Brad Smith, the world-renowned Directory of Photography for Sports Illustrated, will share his experiences at SNDDC

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#SNDDC speaker Martin McClellan on designing for mobile

It all starts with a tiny frame. That’s the philosophy of Martin McClellan, senior UX designer at Breaking News. Breaking News, which has been making headlines for the innovative ways it sources and pushes breaking news to users.

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Best of Sports Design 2014: Last call for entries

The complete call for entries can be found here. If you have questions, please contact Josh Crutchmer at

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