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Welcome to SNDigest – SND’s exclusive newsletter for members

The Society for News Design is pleased to introduce SNDigest for the benefit of its members. It is an exclusive bimonthly newsletter for SND members, delivering curated news, highlighting new chapters, industry activities, spotlighting active members and their accomplishments. It also includes tools and tips on creativity, and interviews with industry leaders. To access it, […]

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+1T: Don’t toss those action figures on eBay

Fernando Baptista is a child of the 70s, which among other things meant sci-fi, summer blockbusters and action figures. He grew up on Star Wars, Planet of the Apes, King Kong. His mother would get him comic books and he’d spend hours sketching into the book’s margins. He’d get a Star Wars figure customize its […]

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Teaching development through design

The SND Tablet Quick Courses have yielded fantastic turn outs with designers who are eager to extend their skills into the digital frontier and beyond. The task each class was given was simple: Build a responsive portfolio site with a focus on tablet design and touch. Learn more about the course format and results from instructor Joey Marburger.

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SND34 Student Symposium: Competition Handout

The handout is below for the Rob Schneider/Josh Crutchmer presentation on what we love and hate about design, and what the competition means to SND. SND33-Lessons  

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Be more productive, use the tools coders use

At the beginning of 2012, I made a New Year’s resolution to learn to code. It was all the rage. I didn’t really know what learning to code meant, but learning it seemed like the right thing to do. Ten months later, I finally took the plunge.

This is the second in a series of posts about my journey as a designer learning to code.

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Designing Election 2012: Share your pages, graphics and interactives here

After years of campaigning, gazillions of negative ads, thousands upon thousands of debates, oodles upon oodles of facts checked, gaffs that made their own gaffs, mailers, robocalls, stumping, swinging, polling, real-clear-politicking, all endlessly, breathlessly analyzed, re-analyzed and re-re-analyzed. And now we are here. Election Day 2012.

A day like no other.

Let’s see what you’ve done. Show your work here at SND | Show Your Work on tumblr. Click on the submit button and you can post a text or image file. Ask a question and then we’ll discuss, breakdown and breathlessly move on to the next big thing.

This week we’ll focus on the election, but think of this as our digital gathering spot where you can start to come to check out each others work.

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Motion graphics: New weapons of visual journalism

Who doesn’t love a good superhero story? Let’s see, there is Batman, Spiderman, Superman, Super Girl, Super … well, there are actually a lot of them. Take your pick! One thing that they all have in common is weapons or tactics to help them achieve success. In newsrooms everywhere, the weapons and tactics for storytelling […]

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Videos from mobile lectures: SND STL now on demand

Couldn’t make it to St. Louis for the 2011 edition of the annual workshop? Double-scheduled? Don’t worry: from mobile to visual inspiration, ESPN and news apps, we have video to catch you up to speed, with a special emphasis on the very full sessions on mobile/tablet and Web design.

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Steve Jobs: Leave your remembrance

As the design world — indeed, much of the entire world — mourns the loss of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday at 56 after battling pancreatic cancer, SND looks back on the device that changed our lives. Please share your thoughts about Steve Jobs.

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Election coverage: It’s all about the plan

A panel of election coverage heavyweights brought together a wealth of experience on different media platforms, but one thing stands out in the news coverage: STICK TO THE PLAN! Jason Chiu, a design editor at The Globe and Mail in Toronto, has some back-to-basics advice for how to make your election coverage shine. “Build templates. […]

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See Change — at a discount for SND members

See Change, the power of visualization May 19 – 20, 2011, University of Minnesota – Minneapolis campus Special invitation for SND members The University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the College of Design are partnering with AIGA, the professional association for design, to host the second annual Change: The Power of […]

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Who made a visual difference in 2010?

SND Design Journal is compiling a list of visual newsmakers for 2010 and wants your ideas.

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Univ of Missouri’s RJI conducts national iPad news survey

Our friends at the University of Missouri asked that we alert you to this on-going survey: The Reynolds Journalism Institute is conducting a national survey of Apple iPad users to help journalists, journalism educators and other media practitioners better understand how widespread adoption of the iPad and similar mobile devices may influence the future of […]

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iStock, therefore I am

Stock art, once a synonym for lazy design and designers, seems to be everywhere, often used in smart and surprising ways. What explains the recent resurgence?

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Visual journalism hand-outs: Collect all 17!

Over the next week, SND’s Update will feature 17 handouts from the upcoming issue of Design Journal, free for you to download. Hand-outs brought to you from visual journalism experts from all over the globe, including Eduardo Danilo, Nigel Holmes, Stephanie Grace Lim, Vince Chiaramonte, Richard Koci Hernandez, Tim Harrower, Tracy Collins, Matt Mansfield, Joe […]

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