Come along, drop yourself into the madness that is the 31st annual judging. We tour the judging facility and get to know the crew a bit.
The business category is full of imaginative solutions to stories without a lot of obvious visual appeal.
Check out these pages from the first few categories on the tables. Typography is the star here, whether it’s drawn, creating imaginative shapes or just plain pretty.
We talk with C. Marshall Matlock, Newhouse School of Public Communications competition & judging director and SND print competition director, about the state of readiness heading into this weekend’s Best of News Design™ competition at Syracuse University. The first entries are already laid out and ready for the judges.
On the eve of SND’s 31st Annual Best of News Design™ judging, we check in with edition coordinator Mike Rice on the status of the competition and his hopes for the long weekend ahead. The general competition judging starts Saturday at Syracuse University.
World’s Best-Designed Newspaper™ judging occurs the following weekend, with a different set of judges.
In one corner of the ring is information, and in the other is art, and they’re about to start slugging it out.
Madrid, 30 de enero de 2010
Ayer fue un día duro para todos. Un cierre complicado. Ayer, en el cementerio de la Almudena de Madrid, decíamos hasta luego a nuestro querido Fernando Rubio. Un gran profesional y una bellísima persona.
A tribute to Fernando Rubio
Madrid, January 30, 2010
Yesterday was a difficult day for all of us. A difficult deadline. Yesterday, in Madrid’s La Almudena cemetery, we said goodbye to our dear friend Fernando Rubio, a great professional and a wonderful man.
As more and more people get their news online, it’s easy to think that the newspaper is about to disappear.
But competition doesn’t automatically create obsolescence. It creates opportunity, and forces enhancement and focus. When you don’t have to do everything, you can concentrate on what you do really well. It is only when a medium’s inherent qualities are superceded in pretty much every way by its successors, that it is in danger. And that has not happened for newspapers.
Don’t worry: Newsprint will survive.
Since Jan. 11, an interesting debate has been playing out between fans of horizontal navigation on Web sites and those who prefer navigation to be vertically organized. Lots of good arguments have been raised for both views and I won’t make any attempt to boil down the discussion into one or two little bouillon cubes here. If you are interested, take a look at Smashing Magazine from where the attack against vertical navigation was originally launched and at the case of the defense here.
Steve Jobs will unveil something big on Wednesday morning. Early word — and there’s been much of it — is that Apple will reinvent the idea of portable computing with a new tablet that just might revolutionize publishing.
But if you’re worried about the tech specs and the price and the size of the thing and who will win the coveted phone contract (if there is one) and how the wireless will work and the millions of other rumors out there, you’re missing the point.
Apple thinks bigger.
It traffics in ideas.
Amanda Zamora left The Washington Post last year to be part of the start-up team that would launch The Huffington Post Investigative Fund. The independent nonprofit journalism venture, funded by various donors (including, of course, The Huffington Post, but also the Atlantic Philanthropies and the Knight Foundation) and based in Washington, D.C., is part of […]
It was a treat to pose a few questions to information design guru and good friend, Richard Saul Wurman this week.
A look behind the scenes of The New York Times’ visualization of movie rental patterns, neighborhood by neighborhood, in a dozen cities.
Fifteen years ago, Roger Fidler had a somewhat-prophetic vision for a thin electronic tablet. Now, as the publishing world scrambles to embrace e-readers and looks ahead to new devices and interaction models, we checked in with Fidler to reflect on missed opportunities and his predictions for what comes next.