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[Infographic case study] The energetic visualizations from Swiss weekly NZZ am Sonntag

Plotting a course in the changing media landscape leading Swiss weekly NZZ am Sonntag made a new commitment to infographics. Infographics designer Marina Breame, took time to talk with SND and share some of their projects.

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The long road to SXSW: MSU students pave their way to Austin with creativity

8 MSU students are raising support to travel more than 1,000 miles to help four non-profit organizations.

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[How it was made] The Verge’s OS-responsive exploration of “Fanboys”

Behind “Fanboys.” The Verge’s longform story that serves up designs based on your OS.

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Infographic case study: Times of Oman incredible Mandela visualizations (… and some others)

The Times of Oman and Al Shabiba are among the top winners in SND’s annual competition with bold designs that take on big stories in big ways.

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[Social buzz] Reaction to The New York Times digital redesign

This morning The New York Times released a redesign of its digital products, which offers a new experience they describe as sleeker, faster and more intuitive. SND is tracking reaction from around the web.

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JFK50: An inside look at the DMN’s special section

The Dallas Morning News highlights a year’s worth of coverage for the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination with a 12-page special section. Here’s an inside look at the section by designer Marilyn Bishkin and artist Michael Hogue.

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Meet the candidates for SND officer 2014

SND members can vote for the officers from Oct. 14-Nov. 7. The winners will be announced at the annual workshop.

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Designing in a world of tickers, stats and chrome

ESPN has dominated the 24-hour field for so long it’s worth stopping to assess things now that we have a new entrant, FOX Sports 1. The sports network launched last month and features college football, NASCAR, soccer and UFC so far. It also has its own newscast, FOX Sports Live, and a fresh design.

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Tiffany Grandstaff and Tim Ball on the Digital First Media redesign

Tiffany Grandstaff is leading Digital First Media’s company-wide print redesign initiative aimed at bringing a common visual identity and improved design to DFM’s portfolio of daily newspapers.

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Sunday editions: A soldier’s wife

Each week, newspapers put their best foot (and stories) forward in their Sunday editions. This week, The Los Angeles Times shares its most recent project.

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Rachel Schallom on building the Sun Sentinel’s first longform piece

On August 18 the Sun Sentinel published a huge investigation revealing Florida’s failure to keep the most dangerous sex offenders locked up. The story warranted a different visual approach, but creating the Sun Sentinel’s first fully responsive, multimedia-packed site wasn’t without its challenges.

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Jon Wile on redesigning the American City Business Journals

As creative director for American City Business Journals, Jon Wile has his hands full. On top of dealing with the logistics of handling 40+ publications, he’s leading the brand redesign alongside Garcia Media. Wile talks with SND about the process.

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On designing historical moments at The Washington Post

Journalists are in the business of breaking news. But how do you deal with it when your paper becomes the story? I found out on Monday afternoon when Don Graham announced the sale of The Washington Post.

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Indiana University students and faculty hard at work on Best of News Design book

Papers and books crowd Indiana University lecturer Steve Layton’s desk. Next to where he sits is last year’s Society for News Design hardcover, Best of News Design. Under it is the 2011 book, and under that are the printed pages that will become the 2013 edition. It’s the 34th year of existence for the book, but it’s IU’s first year to design it.

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Three cities, five subjects, one photographer and the Power of Youth

Variety Creative Director Chris Mihal reminds us that when pitching ambitious projects, showing is better than telling.

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Graphics Garage gears up for its return

After a three-year sabbatical, the Graphics Garage is back. This time it’s in Orange County, California at The Orange County Register, Saturday, August 3. This workshop is designed with the local community in mind. It’s not about showing others what we do at the newspaper. It’s about the skills we use to do what we do in visual communication and teaching the participants how to apply those skills in their fields.

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