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Best of News Design 36: Deadlines extended to Feb. 18 for all entrants

The deadlines for U.S. and international entries for the 36th annual Best of News Design Creative Competition have been extended. With judging taking place at the end of February instead of on its usual date earlier in the month, organizers have more time to prepare, and publications will have more time to enter. U.S. and [...]

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Best of News Design 36: Updates to the Call for Entries

Entering the Best of News Design competition? Be sure to catch up on these updates to the Call for Entries.

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Dramatic scenes from the crackdown on Zaman

On Dec. 14 Turkish authorities raided Zaman’s offices and detained its editor-in-chief, Ekrem Dumanli, as part of a wider media crackdown. Dumanli was held for five days.

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Fast, practical mapping solutions from Maps4News

If you’ve attended the SND annual workshop in recent years, you’ve likely met Christian Erades and checked out Maps4News. Erades is the sales manager for the cartographic company. I caught up with Christian recently.

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Lost in translation? Spanish, Portuguese Calls posted

The Spanish version of the Call for Entries is now available for your downloading pleasure here. Other languages coming soon. A few items of note: Later deadlines: The deadline for U.S. entries this year is January 28, 2015; for international entries it’s Feb. 4. You’re welcome to enter earlier than that, of course. Special categories: [...]

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Apply now for student travel grants to #SNDDC workshop

10-12 grants available for deserving college students

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Mario Garcia Master Class at Poynter: A special offer for SND members

Here’s a great deal for SND members. What does it take to succeed in a changing media environment? Learn how to re-invent and re-imagine your work from Mario Garcia.

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Wyse words: On building the Grid, and shutting it down

Earlier this year The Grid in Toronto published its last issue. Under the creative direction of Vanessa Wyse, the hybrid magazine/newsweekly had set a new standard for design excellence, earning the first back-to-back-to-back World’s Best recognition in SND history. Vanessa was kind enough recently to take me through the evolution of The Grid’s design voice, [...]

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Dog flushing, rabbit smuggling, bookmarks and Batkids: A candidate Q&A

[SND officer elections are handled electronically and open to all members. Contact skomives@snd.org if you haven't received your ballot.] With just one week to go before the 2015 officer election ends, I caught up with the two candidates for secretary/treasurer, Douglas Okasaki and Frank Mina, for a Q&A — trust me, there are things here [...]

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Welcome to SND election season

We’re pleased to bring you two great options for the office of secretary/treasurer in 2015: Frank Mina of the San Francisco Chronicle, and Douglas Okasaki of the Gulf News in Dubai. Mina and Okasaki will be on the ballot going out to all SND members on Sept. 1. Each year SND selects new officers: the [...]

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SND36 Update: Mike Rice Named Print Competition Coordinator

Mike Rice, features design director of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, has been named print competition coordinator for the 36th annual Best of News Design Creative Competition, to be held in February 2015 in Syracuse, N.Y., on the campus of Syracuse University. Rice was appointed by SND’s print competition committee earlier this summer. He will serve [...]

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In other sports news …

Like this conversation? Want to hear more? Join us in Frankfurt! So while LeBron was deciding to take his talents back to Ohio, there was this thing called the World Cup going on. We don’t know yet what the global viewership was, but Sunday’s final was the most watched soccer game ever in the U.S. [...]

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Cracked Hat: The non-sports fan behind the James portrait — and a few dozen others

In early 2013, I was looking for an illustrator to draw a portrait of Bob Dylan for the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s annual Minnesota Profile. At the time, I had a limited experience with the market, so I reached out to Los Angeles Times AME Michael Whitley and sought his advice. I asked for a list [...]

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60 Hours in Cleveland: The Plain Dealer’s LeBron Section

This post is not about me. I have been design and graphics editor at the Cleveland Plain Dealer since May 19 — by happenstance seven weeks before LeBron James announced his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers on July 11. I replaced Emmet Smith, who was in the same chair in 2010 when James left the [...]

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The Grid closing its doors

Was it a weekly paper? A magazine? An alt-weekly? We were never quite sure how to categorize The Grid. What it was, though, was pretty spectacular. So we’re saddened to hear that this Thursday will be its last day of publication. Operated by the Star Media Group in Toronto, The Grid sprang onto the scene [...]

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Volunteer to Assist at SND36

If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to get involved with SND, or to spend a weekend with 50 of the best visual minds in the business, this is your chance. About 30 SND professional volunteers will be needed again in February to assist in the 36th annual Best of News Design Creative Competition print [...]

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