Society of News Design

Quick Courses

SND to expand training, build learning network with $200,000 Knight grant

Today Knight Foundation is announcing $200,000 in new support for the Society for News Design. The official press release is below. SND is extremely grateful for the support and the opportunity to work with Knight. This is the largest grant in SND history. A huge thank-you to board members Kyle Ellis and Tyson Evans for […]

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On the lineup in Dubai: China Daily’s Bill Gaspard

Gaspard was one of several speakers at the conference.

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CampSND: Dive into digital design and development

Former attendee Kai Teoh shares his experiences.

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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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Two cities, two quick courses, same dates: you choose

The SND iPad/Tablet workshops kick off their fall season with a pair of two-day workshops on Oct. 24-25. Expert trainers Yuri Victor of Vox Media and Joey Marburger of the Washington Post will head to the headquarters of USA Today in McLean, Va., while Chris Courtney and Heather Billings of the Chicago Tribune will teach […]

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iPad Quick Courses head to San Francisco, Chicago

The next stop on this year’s Quick Course circuit: the San Francisco Chronicle will play host to the next SND iPad/Tablet Quick Course, on Sept. 14-15. That will be followed by Loyola University Chicago, on Oct. 18-19. More than 100 people have taken advantage of this training – free for members and just $25 for non-members thanks to a supporting grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation – so get yourself and your colleagues registered today!

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Teaching development through design

The SND Tablet Quick Courses have yielded fantastic turn outs with designers who are eager to extend their skills into the digital frontier and beyond. The task each class was given was simple: Build a responsive portfolio site with a focus on tablet design and touch. Learn more about the course format and results from instructor Joey Marburger.

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Next up on Quick Course circuit: Minneapolis

More than 90 people have taken part in the first three SND mobile/tablet quick courses. The next stop is the University of Minnesota, on July 12-13. The deadline to register is July 5 — sign up today!

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iPad quick courses: Make a date

Join us for an intensive two-day learning experience in tablet design! We’ll be in Washington and Montreal later this month, followed by Toronto in mid-June. These courses are sponsored by the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, and are free for members and just $25 for nonmembers. Seats are limited, click here to register!

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Live-streaming video of Syracuse Student Symposium 12:30-4 p.m. Feb. 3

Thanks for joining us for the 2012 Syracuse Student Symposium. We’ll have presentations by Jonathon Berlin, Richard Johnson and Adonis Durado today. You can watch all three presentations live on video here. You can also follow along and participate with our live blog. Send in your questions through Cover It Live or send them to @SND on Twitter. If you’re tweeting about the program, use #sndsyracuse in your tweets.

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First Asia Pacific news design conference for print & online

WAN-IFRA and the Society for News Design (SND) will join together to present a conference Jan. 23, 2012 in New Delhi, India to show the participants the “best practices” in creativity, originality and the efficiency in producing news for all platforms.

In this workshop, the participants will analyze their product and will have the opportunity to work on the design under the guidance of the trainer. The workshop will give the participants a critique on their

  • Typography
  • Visual storytelling
  • Use of color
  • Newspaper and story structuring
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    A mobile experience in China

    Led by the indefatigable Lily Lu and sponsored by the Youth Times, SND held a workshop on “Gearing Up for the Mobile Age” in Hangzhou, China, this past weekend. Instructors Joey Marburger and Yuri Victor of the Washington Post taught 50-plus attendees in the three-day workshop. Every attendee left with the ability to create a mobile site. Every attendee also joined SND. This means the Society now boasts more than 100 members in the Middle Kingdom. I spoke with a few of the attendees about their experiences. Even when speaking through a translator it’s obvious we all share a universal design language.

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    Mexico prepares for World Design Summit

    Mexico City is an incredible cultural mecca. And now, we have one more good reason to head there: the VII World Design Press Summit will take place there Oct. 24-26.

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    Web Design Boot Camp: What the attendees learned

    SND held its first Web Design Boot Camp of the year this past weekend at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind.
    Taught by Danny DeBelius of NPR and Levi Chronister of The Washington Post, the two-day, hands-on course was free to SND members, thanks to a grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.
    Free, and highly useful. But don’t take my word for it, take theirs.

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    Become a Data Viz wiz in St. Pete: April 29-30

    Putting tons of raw data in front of your audience might just turn them off. But mashing up sets of data as part of your reporting might reveal a hidden story. You’ll see patterns and make connections that you might not otherwise find. Who did what, when and where is the arc of almost any […]

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    API+SND workshop: Creating the Digital Experience

    API and SND are teaming up to connect digital designers and developers to the interrelated world of content and revenue on the Internet. “Creating the Digital Experience,” a two-day strategic retreat in Reston, Va., will focus on the way we do everything on the Web: communicate with each other, interact with communities through social networks, […]

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