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Welcome to SNDigest – SND’s exclusive newsletter for members

The Society for News Design is pleased to introduce SNDigest for the benefit of its members. It is an exclusive bimonthly newsletter for SND members, delivering curated news, highlighting new chapters, industry activities, spotlighting active members and their accomplishments. It also includes tools and tips on creativity, and interviews with industry leaders. To access it, […]

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SNDMakes ATL to focus on making writing more collaborative

The Society for News Design is thrilled to announce that SNDMakes is heading to Atlanta. Apply to join us the weekend of October 14-16, 2016, as the SNDMakes team partners with Cox Media Group’s Rare. We’ll be tackling the design challenge, “How might we make writing more collaborative and delightful?” with a focus on ways […]

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Jim Brady on launching the washingtonpost.com and why the web excites him 20 years later

In the digital media world, Jim Brady needs no introduction. Currently the founder and CEO of Billy Penn — a mobile news platform in Philadelphia — his career in online journalism has spanned two decades serving in roles such as Executive Editor of The Washington Post dot com, Editor-in-Chief of Digital First Media, and President […]

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How we covered the ‘Brexit’ vote and its fallout

Last week, the world watched as results came in from the UK’s referendum on leaving or remaining in the European Union. In what was the largest voter turnout in over a decade, the UK voted in favor of ‘Brexit’ by a margin of 4 percent. Since the vote, the prime minister has resigned, global markets fluctuated and Scotland […]

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Free! Online course on the fundamentals of news design

Want a starter course on what makes for great news design? SND has partnered with the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas to offer a free five-week online course “Introduction to News Design” from June 27 to July 31. Registration is open. Click here to sign up for this free online course. “We’re surrounded […]

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The Boston Globe implored the American people to demand tougher gun laws; SND asked for the story behind ‘Make it stop’

At just after 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, The Boston Globe Opinion team tweeted the front page of the next day’s paper. On it, an AR-15 assault rife, a single bullet hole, and a headline that implored, ‘Make it stop.’ A powerful, and unequivocal call to action in the wake of the deadliest mass […]

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How we covered the deadliest mass shooting in US history

President Obama and authorities are calling the event an act of terrorism. A gunman opened fire in an Orlando nightclub in the early hours of Sunday morning, killing 49 people. As journalists, we rushed to respond to the breaking news in print and online. Many of Monday’s presentations aimed to reflect the enormity of the shooting and the immediate response, while […]

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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 […]

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SND offering personalized training for NGOs, open-source projects, and others to advance design and storytelling

The Society for News Design is now accepting applications for its latest program: SND Experience. Leveraging the expertise of our international design community, SNDExp is a hands-on, experiential program created to bolster storytelling and support problem solving at NGOs, non-profits, open-source projects, and academic institutions. Together, our team will work with yours to create a […]

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Eight ideas that demonstrate designing for trust in news (Demos, presos)

“How might we help the people who consume our journalism gain more trust in the news?”

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Designing for trust: The ideas powering a new approach to news experiences

How might we help the people who consume our journalism gain more trust in the news? That’s the fundamental question teams of designers, developers, educators, editors and strategists are spending the weekend thinking about at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York City at the Society’s first SNDExp (Experience) event. “Exp” is an […]

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Meet the designers and strategists who will work to prototype signals of trustworthy content

“It’s all storytelling, you know, that’s what journalism is all about,” Tom Brokaw once said. But, how can audiences differentiate whether they’re consuming an act of journalism, or just a good story? In an age where so much of the internet is dominated by gossip, satire, and sponsored content, audiences want to know who is producing the news, […]

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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.”

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SND Digital: Silver to Wall Street Journal for ‘Demographic Destiny’

What the judges said: “The different assets use a variety of technology, and it all has a purpose. They didn’t just do 360 video, they annotated what is in NYC. The way they approached the navigation and thought about the packages is really interesting.”

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SND Digital: Silver to NY Times for ‘A New Whitney’

What the judges said: “The animations were focused in such a way that it gave you a sense of place. They work beautifully on mobile, and are really tightly edited.”

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#SNDSF speaker Millie Tran on user feedback and experience

In an ongoing preview of speakers for the upcoming #SNDSF conference, SND interviews Buzzfeed’s director of global adaptation Millie Tran.

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