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Best of Digital Judging Criteria – Visualized

How do we evaluate entries in the “Best of Digital Design” competition? This graphic explains the process.

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Upstatement’s Harvard Law Review Redesign Wins SND Digital Gold

Judges award a gold medal to the Harvard Law Review for its redesign. “If other sites treated the reading experience the way that they do, reading experiences would be that much better…. It totally respects the medium and what it is.”

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Berliner Morgenpost Wins SND Digital Silver Medal

The Berliner Morgenpost has won a silver medal for “Die Narbe der Stadt” “A lot of what I miss in a lot of what we see is the human touch. This has it and puts it in the realm of something I care about.”

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Judges Award Silver Medal To The Washington Post

The Washington Post has won a silver medal  for “What Happened to Flight 370?” “Among the collections of coverage, I thought that they got really creative using different kinds of visuals.”

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NPR Wins Silver Medal for ‘Election Party!’

NPR has won a silver medal for “Election Party!” “It’s super creative and inventive in that they thought about what their users are going to be doing during this day, and how they can be a part of that.”

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The New York Times Wins Silver Medal For ‘Is That a Luge in Times Square?’

The New York Times has won silver for “Is That a Luge in Times Square? “They differentiate themselves. Four Olympics ago, everybody did sort of drawing graphics. Now, the Times does something that’s different from what other people did.”

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Judges award The New York Times Silver Medal for World Cup Piece

The New York Times has won a silver medal for Brazilians Erupt After Their First World Cup Goal.” “The challenge in the newsroom is to deliver on the big stories, and they do, continuously.”

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The New York Times Wins Silver Medal for ‘Houses in the Path of the Washington Mudslide’

The New York Times has won a silver medal for “Houses in the Path of the Washington Mudslide.”
“You see it, you understand the story. You leave with everything.”

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ProPublica and The Lens Win First Gold Medal at SND Digital

A co-entry between ProPublica and The Lens has won this year’s first gold medal with their Features Coverage category piece, Losing Ground.” “It’s kind of relentless. It’s encyclopedic. You don’t get lost.”

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Judges Award National Geographic Silver Medal

National Geographic has won a silver medal in the Features Coverage category with its piece, Outer Space’s Big Questions.” “It’s a completely visual experience. The attention to deal pushes you.”

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The New York Times wins first silver medal at SND Digital

The New York Times has won the first silver medal of the 2014 competition year with its Breaking Planned Coverage piece, “Senate Election Results.” Judges remarks: “This on a phone is so good. You can interact with this map flawlessly. I have never used a news graphic in JavaScript that’s felt as good on a phone […]

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Meet the SND Digital Judges

The annual SND Best of Digital Design Competition brought together more than 25 brave souls in the bitter Indianapolis cold to judge the Best of Digital Design from the past year. While they judge, meet the faces behind this year’s competition.

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Lost in translation? Spanish, Portuguese Calls posted

The Spanish version of the Call for Entries is now available for your downloading pleasure here. Other languages coming soon. A few items of note: Later deadlines: The deadline for U.S. entries this year is January 28, 2015; for international entries it’s Feb. 4. You’re welcome to enter earlier than that, of course. Special categories: […]

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Apply now for student travel grants to #SNDDC workshop

10-12 grants available for deserving college students

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Dog flushing, rabbit smuggling, bookmarks and Batkids: A candidate Q&A

[SND officer elections are handled electronically and open to all members. Contact skomives@snd.org if you haven't received your ballot.] With just one week to go before the 2015 officer election ends, I caught up with the two candidates for secretary/treasurer, Douglas Okasaki and Frank Mina, for a Q&A — trust me, there are things here […]

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The Grid closing its doors

Was it a weekly paper? A magazine? An alt-weekly? We were never quite sure how to categorize The Grid. What it was, though, was pretty spectacular. So we’re saddened to hear that this Thursday will be its last day of publication. Operated by the Star Media Group in Toronto, The Grid sprang onto the scene […]

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