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U.S. Elections 2016 Showcase

The Society for News Design wants to showcase your great work in print and online for the US Election coverage. Send your pages or links to Don’t forget. Please, submit your U.S. Election coveration to SND competition; print and online Don’t forget. Please, submit your U.S. Election coveration to SND competition; print and online […]

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Malofiej 24: Register, submit work now

Now is the time to register for the 24th Malofiej infographics summit, and prepare your entries for inclusion in the print or online categories. The Malofiej is hosted at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain, by SND Region 14 (Spain and Mediterranean) and is referred to as the Pulitzers for infographics. The awards, the […]

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‘Infographics like Count von Count or Buffalo Bill’

Antonio Farach is the ‎Infographic Editor at the Times of Oman and Al Shabiba, two papers in Muscat, Oman, that combined to win 154 awards in the 36th Best of News Design competition. Farach was a Civil Engineering student at the Honduras’ National University but quit after realizing that he was most interested in news […]

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Creative Design Conference 2015 – Dubai – schedule

Speakers include Hugo Sanchez, Bill Gaspard and Fernando Baptista.

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Jennifer George-Palilonis on multimedia education and a new challenge at Ball State

Ball State grads are everywhere in our profession, and wherever they are, there is a connection to Jennifer George-Palilonis. Palilonis, a full professor at Ball State, recently stepped down as journalism graphics sequence coordinator to become co-director of the school’s new Center for Emerging Media Design & Development, which will offer a master’s program in […]

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Join us for the Syracuse student workshop

Judges will convene in Syracuse later this month to determine the Best of News Design 36th edition. We’ll precede the judging with a special training opportunity for students – a workshop at Syracuse led by the judges and facilitators.

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[infographic case study] Boston Globe’s energetic interactive and print graphics

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 […]

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Infographic case study: Times of Oman incredible Mandela visualizations (… and some others)

The Times of Oman and Al Shabiba are among the top winners in SND’s annual competition with bold designs that take on big stories in big ways.

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Infographic case study: Die Zeit’s visual history of data storage

Nora Coenenberg chats about creating infographics at Die Zeit in Hamburg, Germany.

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Sketchbook: Larry Buchanan

Freelance designer and illustrator Larry Buchanan shares his sketch for a recent New York Times interactive. Sketch Illustrator artboard The final result (Click the image below to view Buchanan’s interactive.) Have a sketch to share? Email

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Illustrator Lou Spirito explores major league ballparks in Kickstarter project

Visual journalist Lou Spirito is using his THIRTY81 project to highlight the unique qualities of each Major League ballpark through a series of 31 minimally designed posters. And he’s using Kickstarter to help.

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Lessons from Malofiej21: Less gratuitous illustration, more information and ever increasing standards for excellence

In Pamplona, a picturesque city in northern Spain, a week of infographic intensity has been completed. 1,191 entries (from 154 organizations in 28 countries) have been scrutinized, hours of lectures attended, a great deal of food and wine has been consumed, and I made my annual run at the world gin and tonic record. You can see the full list of winners here. And see the golds here.

More on the jump

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Poynter unveils EyeTrack Tablet findings

The Poynter Institute’s fifth EyeTrack study focused on tablet design, and was unveiled this week at a workshop at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. You can read more about the overall project here. The study focused on the opportunities that touch, location, pinch, swipe, and scroll, bring to the user experience for […]

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One theme per week. One story per day. All about New York.

One theme per week. One story per day, told in the medium best-suited for that story. Oh, and only about New York City.

No breaking news. No big headlines. No jam-packed news website front pages.

Sound like a dream job?

That’s the basic vision of Narratively, a new digital platform led by Noah Rosenberg, a 29 year-old journalist from Brooklyn. As a mix of text, images, graphics and interactives, the site is slated to launch later this month. Rosenberg and others on the team launched a Kickstarter campaign near the beginning of August to raise some startup cash and they’re about 80 percent of the way to the $50,000 funding goal with less than a week to go.

Rosenberg spoke with us as part of our Year-Long Conversation about design.

Looking for more inspiration? Sign up for SND’s annual workshop in Cleveland here.

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Andy Kirk talks data visualization and the Olympics

As the clock ticks closer to the Opening Ceremony of the London Games, publications around the world will undoubtedly begin revealing data visualizations that explore the breadth and depth of one of the world’s greatest sporting events. Andy Kirk, the United Kingdom-based data visualization expert who founded Visualising Data, took time to help make sense […]

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Wilson Miner on vintage stereo equipment, context, and nudging the world in the right direction

Now with Facebook, digital designer Wilson Miner of Rdio, Everyblock, Django and a little electronics company called Apple. His “When we Build”
talk is worth skipping six months of online cat videos. Everyblock, he said learned a lot from journalism, “The biggest lesson from journalism for me was the importance of context,” he said. “All this data we were dealing with, none of it means anything in isolation. What I was always trying to do (with varying degrees of success) was to find ways to put each story or each data point in context with everything else connected to it.”

Miner took a few minutes to talk with SND as part of our Year-Long Conversation about design.

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