Society of News Design


Kyle Ellis has been hired as Director of Strategic Programs for the Society of News Design.

Kyle Ellis hired as Society’s Director of Strategic Programs

Kyle Ellis, SND’s digital director and a volunteer for nearly five years, has accepted a one-year contract to help the Society achieve the objectives of a Knight Foundation grant.

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37th Call For Entries is Here

The 37th Edition Call for Entries is live and ready for use.

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SND annual workshop: We know where we’re going

We are pleased to announce our workshop locations through 2019: San Francisco, Charlotte, Toronto, New York.

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The 37th Call For Entries: A Preview

With the release of the 37th Call For Entries drawing near, have a look at everything that’s new for the 2016 edition.

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SND election results: Quinn, Okasaki, Evans named 2016 officers

Tyson Evans of The New York Times is the newest officer, elected to be the next SND secretary-treasurer.

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Creative Design Conference 2015 – Dubai – schedule

Speakers include Hugo Sanchez, Bill Gaspard and Fernando Baptista.

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SND receives record grant from Knight Foundation

To help journalists update and build new skills in the digital age, SND will expand its training opportunities, bringing multidisciplinary teams together to create new models, news experiences and storytelling tools, while sharing lessons to advance the field. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is supporting the expansion with $130,000. The official press […]

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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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