Society of News Design


Free download: The SND 2017 calendar

Let’s make 2017 a productive year for design. To help, the Society for News Design has a special gift for you: A distinct calendar highlighting the most important events during the year, featuring world-renowned illustrators. The secret for outstanding work? The planning, of course! When designers and art directors have enough time, they can produce […]

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Introducing SND’s exclusive newsletter for members

The Society for News Design is pleased to introduce SNDigest: A bimonthly newsletter for members only.

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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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Sept. 11 front pages (US)

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The image that shocked the world

  Again, the power of strong photography communicated the human tragedy of Europe’s migrant crisis. A Turkish border guard carries the lifeless body of a 3-year-old Syrian-Kurdish child, Aylan Kurdi, found on a Turkish beach. The photos shocked the world, drawing more attention to the tragedy of illegal immigration crisis plaguing Europe. Editors in the European […]

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+1T: Mario Garcia on smartwatch design

Of course Mario Garcia shows up in Istanbul wearing an Apple Watch. Stainless steel case, Milanese band. What else would he, the person behind 703 redesigns and original recipient of the SND Lifetime Achievement Award, be wearing? A Timex? Garcia spoke yesterday at the annual +1T Design Days conference here. Hosted by Zaman media group, […]

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A look at the “fight of the century” pages: Mayweather v Pacquiao

After a long five years of failed negotiations, the time has finally come for the two iconic superstars of their generation and of course, to the delight of designers.

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[Cover Story] Behind the bold visuals and political coverage in the Boston Globe’s Capital section

On Friday, the Boston Globe launched a new broadsheet section, Capital, that pairs bold visuals and graphics with in-depth political coverage. I asked Design Director Dan Zedek and designer Kim Maxwell Vu to share with me the design philosophy that’s driving them and some highlights of the new section.

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Lily Mihalik on building the Los Angeles Times’ 101 Best Restaurants interactive

Digital designer Lily Mihalik gave us the inside scoop on the design and development.

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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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SND names Julie Elman print publications director

Julie Elman — associate professor of visual communication at Ohio University — will serve as the Society For News Design print publications director.

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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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Meet SND’s 2012 World’s Best news sites and apps: SB Nation, and the Guardian and Observer iPad app

The Society for News Design is thrilled to announce the 2012 World’s Best Designed news sites and apps: SB Nation, and the Guardian and Observer iPad apps.

The baselines for digital news design are changing and becoming more mature. Over the past year responsive design and custom typography became expectations instead of an experimental exceptions. Touch compatibility is essential; Flash is prohibited. There’s a reductionist movement to confidently display hierarchy while tastefully integrating smart customization and social.

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LadyJournoprenuer Erin Polgreen launches Symbolia

Erin Polgreen wants to make the news, “more beautiful,” and she hopes her new tablet magazine will do just that. Read more to find out how you can get your hands on the first edition of Symbolia magazine.

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SND Update: New appointments for SND digital, United Kingdom, executive committee

The Society for News Design is pleased to announce a series of new appoints and shifts on the board. SND’s board is made up of a little more than 20 volunteers who help shape what SND does around the world. Some of these volunteers are responsible for networking in geographic areas, others for subject matters like our workshops and competitions.

Michael Agar will become SND’s Region 15 director, Miranda Mulligan will become SND’s digital publications director and Tyson Evans will join SND’s executive board as an at-large appointment.

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