On Thursday the state of North Carolina reached an “awkward compromise” to repeal House Bill 2, the controversial measure that restricted cities such as Charlotte from enacting anti-discrimination ordinances and required transgender people in public buildings to use the bathroom corresponding with the gender marked on their birth certificate. “In a perfect world, with a […]
The New York Times recently released a report that prescribes changes intended to carry the news organization into 2020 and beyond. A key recommendation: turn up the visuals. I am proud to have taken part in a previous effort to uplift the visual report at The Times, when I was hired to be the newspaper’s first […]
The New York Times’ SportsSaturday cover, which featured a list of NBA transactions, intending to highlight LeBron James’ return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, was met with a fury of debate across social media platforms. Especially within the SND community.
Nate Silver and ESPN have officially launched Five Thirty Eight, a data-driven news site covering politics, economics, sports, science and lifestyle topics.
The New York Daily News made waves with its ‘House of Turds’ cover, which went viral across social networks and media organizations alike. Design director Theo Caviness and senior designer Jill Evans spoke to us about the story behind the cover.
Hannah Wise shares five lessons from her time as a digital design intern at The Dallas Morning News.
On August 18 the Sun Sentinel published a huge investigation revealing Florida’s failure to keep the most dangerous sex offenders locked up. The story warranted a different visual approach, but creating the Sun Sentinel’s first fully responsive, multimedia-packed site wasn’t without its challenges.
Chelsea Kardokus has just started her career as a freelance designer for TIME magazine in Manhattan. Her blog series Chelsea & The City follows her transition into life as a young professional. As she shares her celebrations and challenges along the way, Chelsea hopes members of the SND community will join her in thoughtful conversation and help shape the foundation for a successful career in news design.
As creative director for American City Business Journals, Jon Wile has his hands full. On top of dealing with the logistics of handling 40+ publications, he’s leading the brand redesign alongside Garcia Media. Wile talks with SND about the process.
Journalists are in the business of breaking news. But how do you deal with it when your paper becomes the story? I found out on Monday afternoon when Don Graham announced the sale of The Washington Post.
I first met Mark Johnson at SND St. Louis in September 2011. The now 35-year old CEO of Zite — a personalized magazine app acquired by CNN earlier that year — was the definition of unassuming. Sporting a curly fro, eyebrow ring, t-shirt and backpack, I actually mistook him for a college student. Our first conversation had us discussing everything from cocktails and news design to architecture and taxidermy. Here, Johnson talks innovation, personalization and user-experience design in media.
The Aug. 3 cover of Rolling Stone features Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. It’s a profile, and by my account — and those of many others qualified to account — a very good profile. But the profile itself is not the topic. Placing Tsarnaev’s image on the cover has, to understate the issue, caused a stir. So, let’s not make this about agreeing or disagreeing with the decision to run this cover in this way; let’s instead consider only the act of making the decision, and examine two perspectives of Rolling Stone.