Best of Digital: Silver to Wall Street Journal for Hamilton

The Wall Street Journal has won Silver for its musical algorithm breaking down the score from “Hamilton.” Category: Graphics: Features and planned coverage Title: Hamilton Link: http://graphics.wsj.com/hamilton/ Comments: “Visualizing sound is tricky but they did it “enormously well.” It’s current, fun, both think-y and quirky. Often audio is ‘listen to audio as you look at […]

Best of Digital: Silver to NYT for The Two Americas

The New York Times has won Silver for its mapping of the 2016 Election. Category: Graphics: Features and planned coverage Title: The Two Americas of 2016 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/11/16/us/politics/the-two-americas-of-2016.html Comments: “It’s a creative way of doing the thing everyone was talking about. It was a form unseen before in order to make information more clear. There […]

Best of Digital: Silver to Berliner Morgenpost for marathon

Berliner Morgenpost has won Silver for its innovative coverage of the Berlin marathon. Category: Breaking/Daily News: Planned coverage Title: Berlin city marathon 2016 Link: http://interaktiv.morgenpost.de/berlin-marathon-2016/ Comments: “The simplicity of the graphic’s execution is its hallmark. It would have been easy to go over the top with annotation and explanation. The graphic was dialed in and […]

Best of Digital: First Silver medal announced

Jurors have awarded The New York Times the first Silver medal of the SND Best of Digital Design competition for 2017. Judging of more than 1,000 entries began this morning and will continue through tomorrow. Category: Breaking/Daily News: Single-subject project Title: A Trail of Terror in Nice, Block by Block Link: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/07/14/world/europe/trail-of-terror-france.html Comments: “A creative […]

SND38: A First-Timer’s Guide to Judging

Next week, a bevy of visual journalists will come to St. Petersburg, Fla. to help with the Society for News Design’s annual creative competition. Some will judge the competition, but many students and professionals will help as “facilitators.” It’s a tough job, but one that comes with incredible learning opportunities and gives everyone involved a […]

Beyond NYT 2020: Visual Journalism Isn’t Enough

The New York Times recently released a  report that prescribes changes intended to carry the news organization into 2020 and beyond. A key recommendation: turn up the visuals. I am proud to have taken part in a previous effort to uplift the visual report at The Times, when I was hired to be the newspaper’s first […]