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Best of Sports Design 2013 Deadline: Monday

Best of Sports Design 2013 deadline is nearing.

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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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Best of Sports Design 2013: Call For Entries

Gather your best sports work of 2013 as SND is partnering with SportsDesigner for the second year to bring you this competition.

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SND35 Judging: Guide for First-Timers

Attending SND judging for the first time? This guide will help you guess what to expect, what to pack, and what you’ll see.

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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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Times of Oman Mandela spread

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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SND35: Keeping awards in perspective

The final essay during the print-entry period for SND35 is aimed at allowing the best work in the world to be viewed as such without letting a desire for awards drive designers’ roles in newsrooms.

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Phillip Ritzenberg on SND’s history (and its future)

SND asked Phillip Ritzenberg, one of the SND’s founders and its only two-term president, to speak at the Awards Banquet at SNDLOU to help commemorate the organization’s 35th anniversary. We wanted to share it here as well.

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[Updated again] SND35: A Look at Medal-Winners Past

As the SND35 entry deadline approaches, a look back at some work that succeeded in previous competitions.

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SND35: What’s New in Graphics and Illustrations

A quick four-part series on the Best of News Design continues today with an overview of changes to the Graphics and Illustration categories at SND35.

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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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SND 35 Call for Entries: Mandela Categories Added

The SND35 Call for Entries has been updated to include breaking news and special news categories for work related to the passing of Nelson Mandela.

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Infographic case study: Die Zeit’s visual history of data storage

Nora Coenenberg chats about creating infographics at Die Zeit in Hamburg, Germany.

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The New York Times AME/photography on today’s front page

This morning, The New York Times published a story on the so-called Jewish breast cancer gene. The front page of the print edition — and the lead image online — shows a portion of a 28-year-old woman’s left breast. SND caught up with Michele McNally, the Times assistant managing editor of photography, to find out more about the picture editing process.

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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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Posted: The 35th Call for Entries

The Call for Entries for the 35th annual Best of News Design Creative Competition is now available in pdf form, along with editable Entry and Tally & Payment forms. Check back for translations into Spanish and other languages coming soon. The entry deadline is Jan. 15, 2014, for U.S. entries, and Jan. 22 for international [...]

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