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

To Enter: http://digital.snd.org/ 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: http://www.snd.org/bodd/ 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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]