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Robert Lockwood and ‘The disturbing charm of the new’

An SND founder’s new book on an infamous incident in Paris The Paris of the 1920s was a city of the rich where one could also afford to be poor. The old order of kings and empires had disintegrated in the destruction and disillusionment of the Great War. Paris, a magnet for the artists, the […]

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The candidates’ vision for SND

Election season is upon us. We’ve asked the candidates for the 2016 SND office of secretary-treasurer to share their personal SND stories. The candidates are: • Tyson Evans, editor for newsroom strategy, The New York Times • Jennifer George-Palilonis, professor, Ball State University Bios for all the candidates, and more election info, can be found […]

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The image that shocked the world

  Again, the power of strong photography communicated the human tragedy of Europe’s migrant crisis. A Turkish border guard carries the lifeless body of a 3-year-old Syrian-Kurdish child, Aylan Kurdi, found on a Turkish beach. The photos shocked the world, drawing more attention to the tragedy of illegal immigration crisis plaguing Europe. Editors in the European […]

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The quandary of graphic photography (Warning: disturbing images)

The difficult decisions on what to publish, and when, in the wake of the tragedy in Roanoke, Va., and the social media response that follows.

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Aviva Loeb wins SNDF scholarship

Aviva Loeb, a senior at the University of Vermont, is this year’s winner of the $2,000 SND Foundation scholarship. Loeb, who is planning to graduate in December, has interned at San Diego Magazine and the Jerusalem Post, and was Layout Editor of The Vermont Cynic, the school’s newspaper that she joined as a freshman. In […]

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Meet the 2016 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. 7. Your candidates are: For the position of SND president: • Sara Quinn, journalism consultant and researcher, Kansas State University For the position […]

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Seeking your nominations: 2016 officer elections

The Society for News Design is seeking nominations for the office of Secretary/Treasurer for 2016. 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. Nominees must be members of the Society in good standing, with a history of service to […]

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On innovation in digital browsing: The Washington Post’s Cory Haik and Chris Meighan

The Washington Post went live last week with its rweb site, released after test phases over the past few months. Rweb is a new digital reading experience offering about 200 curated stories without having to navigate through the traditional homepage. The project targets The Post’s growing social and mobile audience and incorporates the mobile innovation team’s lessons learned from producing the Washington […]

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Behind the Straits Times redesign

Singapore’s biggest publishing house SPH (Singapore Press Holding) celebrated its 170th anniversary with a complete redesign of SND award-winner The Straits Times, integrated with print, online and apps. To commemorate this important event, Singapore’s most-read newspaper invited design consultant Lucie Lacava to introduce a new redesign from print to online. She has helped to redesign over 100 publications around […]

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Courtney Kan has been named editor of

Courtney Kan named editor

The Society For News Design is pleased to introduce Courtney Kan of Gannett’s Phoenix Design Studio as the new editor of Her role will be focused on content planning and membership engagement. “My goal is to facilitate thoughtful conversation on industry issues, current and emerging trends, and drive conversation around the work created by the communities we […]

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Volunteer to Assist at SND37

It’s time to step up once again and assist with the Best of News Design Creative Competition.

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On eve of Instant Articles, a Q&A with Facebook’s Robyn Morris

Facebook Instant Articles is expected to go live in the next few days, a development that has the industry watching with a mix of trepidation and excitement. It might be a watershed moment for news media, or it might be an acknowledgment that the moment already has passed. As far as SND goes, it’s already […]

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+1T: Mario Garcia on smartwatch design

Of course Mario Garcia shows up in Istanbul wearing an Apple Watch. Stainless steel case, Milanese band. What else would he, the person behind 703 redesigns and original recipient of the SND Lifetime Achievement Award, be wearing? A Timex? Garcia spoke yesterday at the annual +1T Design Days conference here. Hosted by Zaman media group, […]

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Reimagining Excélsior

Excélsior burst onto the design scene with a stunning 2006 redesign that made a big impression with its inventive use of color, templating and individualized section styling. Its pages immediately took off at the SND Best of News Design competition, culminating in a World’s Best-Designed distinction in 2011. But times change, and recently Excélsior’s director […]

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Best of Sports Design 2014: Sports Designer of the Year

The 2014 Sports Designer of the YEar

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Best of Sports Design 2014: Editors’ Choice

The votes are in, and here are your Editors’ Choice winners in the Best of Sports Design 2014.

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