Meet the people behind SNDCampus

Greicy Mella Greicy is currently a designer at the New York Daily News. Prior to that she designed at several New York City newspapers, served as an art director at the National Enquirer and a layout artist at HAMPTONS and GOTHAM magazines. She received grants to attend  SNDMakes in Austin and Chicago. After her prototyping experience […]

Beyond NYT 2020: Visual Journalism Isn’t Enough

The New York Times recently released a  report that prescribes changes intended to carry the news organization into 2020 and beyond. A key recommendation: turn up the visuals. I am proud to have taken part in a previous effort to uplift the visual report at The Times, when I was hired to be the newspaper’s first […]

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 […]

+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, […]

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 […]

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.

Meet SND’s 2012 World’s Best news sites and apps: SB Nation, Lenta.ru 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, Lenta.ru 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.