The Seattle Times’ latest project, Loaded With Lead, looks at the issue of lead poisoning at shooting ranges. The presentation was so unique that it made my hard-to-impress investigative reporters at the Sun Sentinel stop and share with the team. I knew I had to learn more about it. Lead digital news producer Katrina Barlow [...]
Mike Rice, features design director of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, has been named print competition coordinator for the 36th annual Best of News Design Creative Competition, to be held in February 2015 in Syracuse, N.Y., on the campus of Syracuse University. Rice was appointed by SND’s print competition committee earlier this summer. He will serve [...]
In early 2013, I was looking for an illustrator to draw a portrait of Bob Dylan for the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s annual Minnesota Profile. At the time, I had a limited experience with the market, so I reached out to Los Angeles Times AME Michael Whitley and sought his advice. I asked for a list [...]
This post is not about me. I have been design and graphics editor at the Cleveland Plain Dealer since May 19 — by happenstance seven weeks before LeBron James announced his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers on July 11. I replaced Emmet Smith, who was in the same chair in 2010 when James left the [...]
A peek at Saturday’s Plain Dealer, featuring news of LeBron James’ return to the National Basketball Association’s Cleveland Cavaliers.
If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to get involved with SND, or to spend a weekend with 50 of the best visual minds in the business, this is your chance. About 30 SND professional volunteers will be needed again in February to assist in the 36th annual Best of News Design Creative Competition print [...]
Best of Sports Design 2013 hits its crescendo with the announcement of 2013’s Sports Designer of the Year. Sports Designer of the Year 2013 from Rich Boudet on Vimeo. Congratulations! As a reminder, all of BOSD2013 can be found here, and stay tuned this week for a complete wrapup of the competition.
Chiqui Esteban heads a talented crew at The Boston Globe, creating a stream of great news graphics. Two forces jump to the surface when talking with Esteban. One, the lasting impact of the Globe’s much-heralded 2011 site redesign — a change that brought device-agnostic site design to the top of the news design conversation. This [...]
Best of Sports Design 2013: Editors’ Choice covers.
Best of Sports Design 2013: Editors’ Choice results in the cover stories category.
This is a post about journalism, about headlines, about newspaper design, and about consequences. I want to discuss the sports cover of Thursday’s Oklahoman.
Best of Sports Design 2013: Editors’ Choice results in the breaking news and special coverage category.
Best of Sports Design 2013: Editors’ Choice results in the inside pages category.
Andrea Zagata and Josh Crutchmer of the Buffalo News will be joining the design team at the Plain Dealer
Best of Sports Design 2013: Editors’ Choice results in the photo page, sports illustration category.
Plotting a course in the changing media landscape leading Swiss weekly NZZ am Sonntag made a new commitment to infographics. Infographics designer Marina Breame, took time to talk with SND and share some of their projects.