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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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Meet the 2016 SNDF Scholarship winner

Niklas Marienhagen, a student at the University of Applied Sciences in Augsburg, Germany, is the winner of the 2016 SND Foundation Scholarship. Marienhagen, chosen by a panel of five judges, will receive a $2,000 cash award. Marienhagen’s portfolio focuses heavily on infographics and illustration, and he credits two longtime and very active SND members — […]

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Sometimes the aims are subtle

When Ole Munk was called in to redesign and help launch several new pages at Kristeligt Dagblad, he wanted to tread lightly: “The degree of change is small and that is on purpose,” he says.

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Your choice: Presenting the 2017 SND officer candidates

We’re pleased to introduce you to this year’s candidates for the 2016 SND offices of secretary-treasurer, vice president and president. Voting is open to all SND members and will begin on Sept. 26.

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Texas voter turnout is dismal. Here are 8 ways to improve it.

The Texas Tribune and the Society for News Design hosted “Texas Turnout,” a civic social weekend on Aug. 26–28.

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Zaman design director Fevzi Yazici talks about the power of photojournalism.

Amid post-coup crackdown, SND members detained

The failed coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in July left more than 270 people dead and resulted in a government crackdown against journalists, among others.

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Olympics Games 2016

Sports designers worldwide plan in advance special pages that must convey the spirit of the event. SND will showcase the best Olympic Games designs. Your contribution is welcome.

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ÑH competition expands to Latin America

The ÑH competition, the most prestigious newspaper competition in Spain and Portugal, is expanding in 2016 to Latin America, becoming an intercontinental affair. With this change the ÑH expects to become bigger and stronger than ever.

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Seeking nominations: 2017 officer elections

The Society for News Design is seeking nominations for the office of Secretary/Treasurer for 2017. This is an open-ballot position: anyone who is nominated, meets the requirements of the position and chooses to run will appear on the ballot.

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Join SND and the Texas Tribune for an election-themed civic social weekend

(Editor’s note: The Society for News Design is thrilled to announce the next event in its SNDConnects series. On August 26-28 we will co-host “Turnout Texas” in partnership with the Texas Tribune. SNDConnects is designed to lend event support or skills training to NGOs, non-profits, open-source projects, and academic institutions. While this event will focus on the impact of Texas on […]

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We know content management systems suck; we’re trying to fix them

At its best, a modern content management system can offer business intelligence, promote collaboration, and reduce friction in the publishing process. Unfortunately, most newsrooms — and especially legacy organizations — are held back by outdated technologies that obstruct workflows and don’t support new forms of rich media. Making matters worse, workflows are often so intertwined with […]

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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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Volunteer to assist at SND38 in St. Petersburg

Volunteer as a facilitator assisting with SND38 in February at the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Coliseum.

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Students: Time to apply for SND Foundation Scholarship 2016

The Society for News Design is an organization that provides training and services to and advocates on behalf of visual journalists worldwide. The Society for News Design Foundation (SNDF) is SND’s educational and research arm. Annually, SNDF awards the SND Foundation Scholarship to a deserving student interested in and showing promise for pursuing a career […]

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