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Calling all volunteers for SNDSF

What is the best way to attend SNDSF? Well, FREE of course! The SNDSF Volunteer Committee is looking for volunteers to work before, during (and a little bit after) the Society for News Design Annual Workshop, April 7-9, in San Francisco. Come meet and work alongside the best minds in design and journalism, and revel […]

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SND hosts first-ever Arabic layout workshop

The Arabic Layout workshop will be Oct. 23 and 24, 2015 in Dubai.

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Welcome to the SND20 2015 Middle East Creative News Design Conference

Photo by Abrar Mohsin This second edition of the Creative News Design will be held at Dubai Knowledge Village at Dubai (UAE) October 23, 24 and 25, 2015 The Conference will be held with two workshops: Information Graphics with Fernado Baptista and Arabic Design with Osama Alwajish This conference shares the latest trends and ideas that are being implemented by […]

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Janine Sack

SND Frankfurt: Brimming with ideas

Ugly designs you have to love. Saving print with type. Following eyeballs, literally. Design through obstruction. The 2014 SND Frankfurt workshop is all about ideas and insights. Here are some more topics our speakers will bring.

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Veronika Illmer explains the mass appeal of BILD’s design aesthetic

Veronika Illmer, who has been in charge of art direction at Bild and Bild am Sonntag since 2001, is among the amazing speakers at the 2014 SND Frankfurt workshop. She talked to workshop organizer Stefan Knapp about the German newspaper’s striking design.

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Javier Errea is coming to SND Frankfurt.

Javier Errea to speak at SND Frankfurt workshop

Add Javier Errea’s name to the impressive roster of speakers at SND Frankfurt. Errea is principal of Errea Comunicación, a news design studio based in Pamplona, Spain, and before that has been a reporter, editor and art director at several newspapers throughout the country.

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Ole Munk

Ole Munk: Continuity is the key to success

Ole Munk, who speaks at SND Frankfurt workshop next month, will emphasize the role of the designer in a world where audiences crave reliability and familiarity.

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Run, Gabi, Run! Keeping up quality content and diversity on deadline

Gabi Schmidt, the Creative Director at Schmidt Media Group — and speaker at the upcoming SND Frankfurt workshop — enjoys new projects, and different countries and cultures. One of her greatest concerns as visual journalist is how to engage both the leadership teams and the staff so that they create a more balanced and diverse coverage of news. […]

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SND Frankfurt: 10 reasons to go

It’s time to plan your trip to Frankfurt, Germany, for the 36th SND Workshop & Exhibition, Sept. 25-27. It’s a perfect combination of learning and tourism. Ten good reasons to join us: 1) Germany is home to some of the World’s Best Designed Newspapers. Die Zeit, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Welt am Sonntag and Der Freitag […]

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Sophie Gräfin zu Eltz

Durado, Gräfin zu Eltz, Gomez set to speak in Frankfurt workshop

Three more designers have been added to the roster of speakers at the 2014 SND Frankfurt workshop, joining an already impressive lineup.

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WAN-IFRA and SND to host 2nd biennial “News Design Conference” in India

WAN-IFRA and SND are happy to announce the 2nd biennial News Design Conference in South Asia. Good things are often worth repeating. Such is the case for the South Asia News Design Conference, co-presented by SND and WAN-IFRA. The 2012 conference in New Delhi was such a hit that we’re bringing it back, this time […]

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Loyola Chicago to host Digital Ethics Symposium

The Center for Digital Ethics and Policy at Loyola University Chicago will host a Digital Ethics Symposium Friday, October 4, with eight featured speakers, including Douglas Rushkoff, technology journalist, theorist and author of “Present Shock.”

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SND all over the world

SND is a global phenomenon and October promises to be a month in which its international character is celebrated in style. SND20, representing the Middle East and Africa, is planning to bring together leading media creative minds in Dubai (just over the Arc Bridge, pictured above) for a daylong Creative Design Conference, Oct. 7.

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5 speaker announcements, 3 days, 1 great workshop — SND LOU

We’re ending our pre-4th of July week with some fireworks of our own. We’ve decided to announce two new speakers today instead of one: Michael Renaud, Creative Director of Pitchfork, and Trei Brundrett, VP of Product and Technology for Vox Media. If you haven’t been following the announcements this week, then you’ve hurt our feelings. Luckily, we don’t hold grudges in Louisville, so we’ll give you a quick recap of the five announcements for the week.

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The SND Louisville workshop will take place November 7-9.

Speakers announcements for SND LOU start this week

We’re ready to start unveiling workshop information for SND Louisville, and the countdown is now underway. We’re pretty far along curating a great lineup of speakers. We’re excited, and not very good at keeping secrets; so, we’re not going to wait for one big reveal a couple months before the conference when the schedule is set. We’re announcing five speakers this week, and every week after we’ll unveil at least two names.

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Welcome to Cleveland! (Oh yeah, if you haven’t signed up, psst., you still can. We’ve got an awesome workshop cooking)

Hey everybody!

The Cleveland workshop is upon us! The lineup is outstanding! Friday’s schedule is here, including Mario Garcia, Karl Gude and Bottle Rocket Apps and way more. Saturday’s lineup is here, including Jim Brady, Zach Wise and the Heads of State.

Download the SNDCle schedule app for your iPhone here. Android here. And Windows device here.

This workshop is different. We’ve got an awesome opening reception at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Most folks are staying downtown, and the conference is a few steps away at Sammy’s in One Cleveland Center.

If you haven’t signed up, do it here.

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