Society of News Design



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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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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Chelsea & The City: Covering the Boston Marathon bombing

Chelsea Kardokus recently graduated from Ball State University and has just started her career as a freelance designer for TIME magazine in Manhattan. Her blog series Chelsea & The City will follow her transition into life as a young professional.

As she shares her celebrations and challenges along the way, Chelsea hopes members of the SND community will join her in thoughtful conversation and help shape the foundation for a successful career in news design.

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SND grant creates free 2013 training for members

Three major grants totaling $56,000 give SND the means to provide free training events for SND members and the visual journalism community at large.

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Countdown to Cleveland: Sign up now for a weekend of inspiration, ideas and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

You have a little more than a month to make plans to join the best and brightest visual journalists in the world as they descend upon Cleveland for SNDCLE, the 24th Annual SND Workshop and Exhibition. On the menu, inspiration, tech training and a chance to get a career spark in a beautiful city that’s an easy car trip from virtually everywhere in the U.S.

The workshop is Oct. 11-13. Register here.

Register for the special hands-on iPad graphics garage workshop here.

Check out the new SNDCle site here.

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Erin Polgreen

Erin Polgreen on Symbolia, a tablet magazine of illustrated journalism

Erin Polgreen wants to make the news, “more beautiful,” and she hopes her new project will do just that. Symbolia, which is set to release later this fall, is a tablet magazine of illustrated journalism.

Recently, she spoke with SND about the magazine, innovation and what inspires her.

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The view from London: Three days before the Games, city and its newsrooms are abuzz

This week, we Brits are waiting for our third and final injection of happiness. Two days after Bradley Wiggins became the first Briton to win the Tour de France, the sun is finally shining and the capital is hot. With 3 days to go, most Londoners are now giddy. Although in most newsrooms across the city, designers, developers and the odd director are now going gaga.

Check out for more coverage of the London Games.

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The view from London: Countdown to the Games is on

The build-up has been long, and so has the planning. But with just under two months to go until the Opening Ceremony at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford in East London, the deadlines are looming. As I gather, most newsrooms have planned their coverage, and budgeted their financial requirements. At the Daily Telegraph, my old […]

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Designer Josh Rhode on storytelling, making news cool and Ernest Hemingway

Designer Josh Rhode’s work combines perfect function with beautiful form, whether it’s Nike, Honda, MTV or others. His branding, apps and sites epitomize how information can be useful and incredibly cool. Josh took a few minutes to talk with SND as part of our Year-Long Conversation about Design. He talked about what makes his projects work, the values he has when putting together a project across platforms and why the news should be cool.

Read more on the jump.

• For other QAs and more of the Year-Long Conversation, go here.

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iA’s Oliver Reichstein on secrets, making websites, and “business class” news

As part of our Year-Long Conversation about design, we talk with Information Architects’ Oliver Reichstein
on keeping design simple, iA’s work on Writer and iPad design and a “business class” on the web, where users could pay to get the junk out of the way. “The more design gets out of your way the more space you have to do with an interface what you want to do. Design works, when you don’t notice it.”

Could a “business class” work where you work? Leave your comments below.

— Read more posts from SND’s Year-Long Conversation here.

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Roger Fidler and SND President Steve Dorsey

SND Lifetime Achievement Award: Roger Fidler

The Society for News Design is proud to present its Lifetime Achievement Award to an innovator, leader, teacher, founder and friend: Roger Fidler.

Fidler, the digital program director at Digital Publishing Alliance at the University of Missouri’s Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute accepted the award at the awards banquet at the SND’s award banquet at its annual workshop in St. Louis Saturday.

A tribute in quotes
A tribute in photos

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7 reasons or more to register for SND STL now

Register now for SND STL and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win an iPad! Then come to St. Louis and learn all about Mobile Design in a day-long series of sessions held in partnership with the Digital Publishing Alliance. That’s just one reason to register today. Want more? Here’s 7: #1 – TONS […]

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