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Olympics Games 2016

Sports designers worldwide plan in advance special pages that must convey the spirit of the event. SND will showcase the best Olympic Games designs. Your contribution is welcome.

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Conversation with Steve Dorsey: On design, mentors, Detroit and staying involved

Fresh home from receiving SND’s Lifetime Achievement Award at SND DC, Steve Dorsey, sat down at the keyboard for a conversation with the SND International WebDesk, a group, of which, records indicate he was a founding member.

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[infographic case study] Boston Globe’s energetic interactive and print graphics

Chiqui Esteban heads a talented crew at The Boston Globe, creating a stream of great news graphics. Two forces jump to the surface when talking with Esteban. One, the lasting impact of the Globe’s much-heralded 2011 site redesign — a change that brought device-agnostic site design to the top of the news design conversation. This […]

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A picture is worth 1,001 words

“Arabian Nights” (Arabic: كتاب ألف ليلة وليلة‎ Kitāb alf laylah wa-laylah), is a large collection of West and South Asian folk stories from the Islamic Golden Era (8th-13th centuries). Every evening, a beautiful bride called Scheherazade begins to tell a tale to her husband, the king, but does not end it in order to hold […]

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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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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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San Francisco Chronicle goes Gotham City for Batkid

Miles is a 5-year old boy in remission after battling leukemia since he was 20-months old. Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, with help from the San Francisco Chronicle, Miles got to spend a day fighting crime in “Gotham City.”

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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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Infographic case study: Orange County Register’s stunning series on California Native Americans

Starting with this post SND is going to keep an eye out for inspirational infographics work. Our first post digs into the Orange County Register’s series on California Native Americans.

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Behind the scenes designing WaPo’s ‘The Prophets of Oak Ridge’

In the dead of night, three peace activists broke into and shut down a nuclear weapons site to challenge the billions of dollars still spent on mankind’s most dangerous creation: The bomb. A chain reaction followed. The Prophets of Oak Ridge, a 10,000 word narrative by Dan Zak, is the latest long form, immersive storytelling experience by The Washington Post.

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From iPhone to printed page: The rise of Instagram in major publications

On Sunday morning, March 31, the journalism faithful trudged out to their collective front porch, picked up the hefty edition of The New York Times and found a comfortable spot to curl up for an anticipated weekly read. On this Sunday, if you pay attention to photography, it didn’t take long to be surprised by the (not-so) Old Gray Lady.

Right there, smack in the middle three columns of the Times’ front page, was Alex Rodriguez, staring back at you from a well-composed, well-lit portrait. Taken on an iPhone in a men’s restroom.

This caused a bit of reaction in the blogosphere, and on Twitter, and on Facebook; and, quite likely, on couches across America. We asked top photo and visual editors what they thought, what policies they had for similar photography and what they see coming. More from Sports Illustrated’s Brad Smith, the Washington Post’s David Griffin, the Los Angeles Times’ Michael Whitley and the Chicago Tribune’s Robin Daughtridge on the jump.

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Introducing the cover of the SND34 Best of News Design book

The masses – and by that I mean 1,125 of you – have spoken, and entry No. 24, designed by Osama Aljawish, will grace the cover of the 34th annual SND Best of News Design book. Congratulations to Mr. Aljawish and to all the artists who submitted such an incredible array of choices. Cover No. […]

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It’s down to 5 finalists: Vote on the cover of SND’s next Best of News Design book

We started with dozens of great covers, submitted from all over the world. A big thanks to all of the contributors for their striking, thoughtful and inventive concepts. Congratulations to our five finalists. And kudos to all of you for hundreds of votes and comments. Thanks to everyone for your participation.

These top five vote-getters represent your finalists for the cover of the 34rd edition of the SND awards book.

Cast your vote on the jump

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