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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The Society For News Design is thrilled to announce winners from the 2014 “Best of Digital Design” competition.
Judges awarded a gold medal to Danny DeBelius of NPR for his portfolio. See his work here:
Amanda Cox has been awarded a silver medal in the Individual Portfolio category at SND Digital’s Best of News Design.
The Washington Post won a silver medal for its “CIA Interrogation Reports.” “This really stood out for exposing the contradictions in a very clear way.”
The Boston Globe has been awarded a silver medal in the Features, Single Subject category for its piece “Chasing Bayla.” Judges remarks: “What they did here, you can click over to visual view and you can read this very beautiful and complete cliff-notes to the story.” “I think it deserves a silver because of the experimentation, but I […]
NPR has been awarded a silver medal in the Features, Single Subject category for its piece “Songs We Love.”
“I think one of the best things that journalists can give to the world is our editing…. This is a complicated story, but it does not seem complicated.”
“The thing we didn’t see enough of that this thing did successfully is create a community around the project… not only did they create community around it, but they tapped into that thing that makes you want to share.”
ProPublica has won a silver medal in the Information Graphics, Planned Coverage category for its piece “Treatment Tracker.”
It’s effective, innovative, and pushing the boundaries of aesthetic and technical proficiency.
“You see a ton of galleries of user generated content…and it’s always presented in the same way. This way of putting it together was very clever.”
“I like everything about this: The execution, the idea. I like that it’s evolving around conversations. This seems like the right approach to talk about this subject.”
“It’s so visually different. It’s not gimmicky. Instead of it all just being vertical, there are nice angles, like taking you behind a tree. This one didn’t feel like scroll hijacking.”
The Washington Post has been awarded a silver medal in the Use of Multimedia category for its piece “Bad News Beards.”