Best of Digital: Silver to Wall Street Journal for Hamilton

The Wall Street Journal has won Silver for its musical algorithm breaking down the score from “Hamilton.” Category: Graphics: Features and planned coverage Title: Hamilton Link: Comments: “Visualizing sound is tricky but they did it “enormously well.” It’s current, fun, both think-y and quirky. Often audio is ‘listen to audio as you look at […]

Best of Digital: Silver to NYT for The Two Americas

The New York Times has won Silver for its mapping of the 2016 Election. Category: Graphics: Features and planned coverage Title: The Two Americas of 2016 Link: Comments: “It’s a creative way of doing the thing everyone was talking about. It was a form unseen before in order to make information more clear. There […]

Best of Digital: Silver to Berliner Morgenpost for marathon

Berliner Morgenpost has won Silver for its innovative coverage of the Berlin marathon. Category: Breaking/Daily News: Planned coverage Title: Berlin city marathon 2016 Link: Comments: “The simplicity of the graphic’s execution is its hallmark. It would have been easy to go over the top with annotation and explanation. The graphic was dialed in and […]

Best of Digital: First Silver medal announced

Jurors have awarded The New York Times the first Silver medal of the SND Best of Digital Design competition for 2017. Judging of more than 1,000 entries began this morning and will continue through tomorrow. Category: Breaking/Daily News: Single-subject project Title: A Trail of Terror in Nice, Block by Block Link: Comments: “A creative […]

Judging Begins in Best of Digital Competition, 2016 Edition

The Best of Digital Competition judging is underway at the Medill News Service facility in Washington, D.C. Judges began the morning with brief introductions and a review of rules. From there, judges broke into teams and began to work. More than 1,000 entries were received for this year’s contest, the largest volume of entries to date. Follow along […]

There’s still time! Enter the Best of Digital Design

To Enter: The new deadline is Friday, January 27, 2017, 11:59 EST. Judging: Will take place February 24-26. Follow along: We’ll be using the hashtag #SNDDigital Past Winners: The Society for News Design is pleased to announce its 15th annual Best of Digital Design competition. The official entry site is now receiving entries. […]

Building a system and a style guide at The Marshall Project

Winning SND’s World’s Best™ is no easy task and according to this year’s judges, “The Marshall Project has nailed every. Single. Thing.” That’s high praise. And consider this — The Marshall Project, a non-profit news organization, launched less than two years ago in late 2014. The design/product team of managing editor Gabriel Dance, director of […]

SND Digital: Silver to NY Times for ‘Bieber, Diplo and Skrillex make a hit’

What the judges said: “This is a perfect example of breaking down a cultural phenomena in a sophisticated manner. The graphics on the side almost invent a new way of hearing, it’s all so coordinated. It took an extremely creative approach to dealing with audio. Super innovative in blending video and motion graphic that is fresh and engaging and pulls you through what is a fairly long video.”