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.
It was 1963 when Bob Dylan famously wrote, “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” and leveraged his fame to spur conversation during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. The writing process hadn’t been completed when — according to biographer Clinton Heylin — the iconic folk singer was visited by his friend and fellow musician, Tony Glover. Glover picked up a page of the lyric, looked to Dylan and said, “What is this shit, man?” Dylan replied, “Well, you know, it seems to be what the people want to hear.”
Dylan had an intrinsic understanding of everyday people, and responded with what has become an anthem for societal change in moments both big and small.
Now marks the beginning of change for our Society.
We’re ready to start unveiling workshop information for SND Louisville, and the countdown is now underway. We’re pretty far along curating a great lineup of speakers. We’re excited, and not very good at keeping secrets; so, we’re not going to wait for one big reveal a couple months before the conference when the schedule is set. We’re announcing five speakers this week, and every week after we’ll unveil at least two names.
In an effort to make our members aware of officer and board member initiatives, the Society For News Design leadership team is sharing reports from the spring board meeting that took place last weekend in Louisville, KY. This is the first in a three part series of posts, which will also include reports from program and region directors.
After combing through numerous applications, a panel convened by SNDF education chair Darren Sanefski settled on Lisa Donato, a freshman at the University of Oregon, as the recipient of this year’s paid summer internship. Lisa will be working with Frank Mina and the great team at the San Francisco Chronicle beginning in July.
Three major grants totaling $56,000 give SND the means to provide free training events for SND members and the visual journalism community at large.
It’s never too early to start pulling those tear sheets! You’ll be thankful in January!
The Call is posted here.
It’s available now in English, and other languages will be available in the coming weeks.
The deadlines for U.S. entries is Jan. 16, 2013; for international entries it’s Jan. 23, 2013. Good luck!
Nevada — with its six electoral votes — is one of a handful of states President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney consider a toss up this election cycle. As both candidates make myriad stops in the area surrounding Sin City, Las Vegas Sun photographer Sam Morris explains how he approaches making thoughtful and unique images of sometimes redundant campaign events.
This is the first in a week-long series of election coverage on SND.org.
At the awards gathering at SND’s workshop in Cleveland this fall SND presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to Roger Black and Deb Withey. The Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest individual honor the Society can bestow and only 19 have received the it.
Roger’s vision and leadership has set the standard for newspaper and magazine design. His work with type and digital platforms has lead the way far out ahead of the rest of the industry. See the slideshow and read the script from the ceremony here.
Deb’s sense of community and gift for teaching transformed newsrooms of all sizes and her ability to use the tools of design to capture a place transformed communities. See the slideshow and read the script from the ceremony here.
The election results are in, and we are pleased to announce the officers for 2013: PRESIDENT Rob Schneider, The Dallas Morning News (@schneidersnd) VICE PRESIDENT David Kordalski, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer (@kord) SECRETARY/TREASURER Lee Steele, Design Editor, Hearst Connecticut Newspapers (@leesteele) Steele won the only contested race. Of 179 votes cast in that race, he [...]
Your candidates for SND officer positions in 2013 are (from top left to right): president: Rob Schneider, Dallas Morning News; vice president: David Kordalski, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer; secretary/treasurer: Luis Chumpitaz Gonzales, Information Graphic Director, Al Bayan, Dubai, UAE; Adonis Durado, Designer, Times of Oman, Al Shabiba; Lee Steele, Design Editor, Connecticut Post
Bios and mission statements on the jump. Voting will begin Thursday, Sept. 13, and will be conducted electronically (SND members will get an email). Voting is open to all members and ends at midnight on Thursday, Oct. 11; results will be announced at the SND Annual Workshop and Exhibition in Cleveland, on Friday, Oct. 12.
The Society for News Design is seeking nominations for the office of Secretary/Treasurer for 2013. 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 the organization. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, Aug. 10. (Voting will begin on Sept. 10)
We will accept nominations through Friday, Aug. 10. Please send your nominations to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Society for News Design is honored to announce our first Middle East News Design Conference, which boasts an impressive roster of speakers and topics, all set in the gorgeous and vibrant cosmopolitan seaport of Beirut, the Pearl of the Middle East.
This two-day event starts Nov. 8. It is co-sponsored by the Lebanon’s leading daily newspaper, An-Nahar.
Congratulations to Dale Omori and Andrea Levy, producers of — and now Emmy winners for — the SND CLE promotional video, “More Than Ink.” Bravo!
See the video here.
Haven’t registered yet? Do so now.
There’s just five months to go until visual journalists from around the globe descend on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Capital of the World for the 34th annual SND Workshop and Exhibition in Cleveland, Oct. 11-13. They’ll come for an amazing opening evening at the Rock Hall of Fame + Museum! They’ll come for the fantastic [...]