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.
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.
On behalf of the Society For News Design, I’m thrilled to welcome you to the new snd.org; an effort ten months in the making. As proud as I am to have led the project management and visual design of this redesign, I’m even more proud that it echoes the voices of our members. In December, you [...]
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.
Visual journalist Lou Spirito is using his THIRTY81 project to highlight the unique qualities of each Major League ballpark through a series of 31 minimally designed posters. And he’s using Kickstarter to help.
The Society for News Design is seeking nominations for the office of Secretary/Treasurer for 2014. 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 [...]
Each week, newspapers put their best foot (and stories) forward in their Sunday editions. This week, the Los Angeles Times, Dallas Morning News, and Cleveland Plain Dealer share their most recent projects.
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.
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.
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.
Variety Creative Director Chris Mihal reminds us that when pitching ambitious projects, showing is better than telling.
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.
I first met Mark Johnson at SND St. Louis in September 2011. The now 35-year old CEO of Zite — a personalized magazine app acquired by CNN earlier that year — was the definition of unassuming. Sporting a curly fro, eyebrow ring, t-shirt and backpack, I actually mistook him for a college student. Our first conversation had us discussing everything from cocktails and news design to architecture and taxidermy. Here, Johnson talks innovation, personalization and user-experience design in media.
The Aug. 3 cover of Rolling Stone features Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. It’s a profile, and by my account — and those of many others qualified to account — a very good profile. But the profile itself is not the topic. Placing Tsarnaev’s image on the cover has, to understate the issue, caused a stir. So, let’s not make this about agreeing or disagreeing with the decision to run this cover in this way; let’s instead consider only the act of making the decision, and examine two perspectives of Rolling Stone.
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When Bloomberg Businessweek released the July 15 cover this morning, the reaction on Twitter ranged from “brilliant” to “inappropriate for young readers.” SND caught up with Creative Director Richard Turley, who gave us some insight into the stimulating cover.