On equal rights in Charlotte

On Thursday the state of North Carolina reached an “awkward compromise” to repeal House Bill 2, the controversial measure that restricted cities such as Charlotte from enacting anti-discrimination ordinances and required transgender people in public buildings to use the bathroom corresponding with the gender marked on their birth certificate. “In a perfect world, with a […]

Best of Digital: Gold to New York Times for Simone Biles profile

The New York Times has won Gold for its profile of Olympic gymnast Simone Biles; this piece also won Gold in the Features category. Category: Special events: 2016 Summer Olympic Games Title: Simone Biles Link: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/08/05/sports/olympics-gymnast-simone-biles.html Comments: “This is a cool concept. Simone Biles is excellent, as is discovered in this piece. What she does […]

SND to expand training, build learning network with $200,000 Knight grant

Today Knight Foundation is announcing $200,000 in new support for the Society for News Design. The official press release is below. SND is extremely grateful for the support and the opportunity to work with Knight. This is the largest grant in SND history. A huge thank-you to board members Kyle Ellis and Tyson Evans for […]

Announcing the ÑH2016 awards

For Spanish, click here Five publications have been awarded top prizes in the ÑH2016 competition, recognizing the Best of Journalistic Design in Spain, Portugal and Latin America: * La Nación (Buenos Aires, Argentina) was named best national newspaper; * Las Provincias (Valencia, Spain), best local or regional newspaper; * Nuestro Diario (Guatemala, Guatemala), the best […]

We know content management systems suck; we’re trying to fix them

At its best, a modern content management system can offer business intelligence, promote collaboration, and reduce friction in the publishing process. Unfortunately, most newsrooms — and especially legacy organizations — are held back by outdated technologies that obstruct workflows and don’t support new forms of rich media. Making matters worse, workflows are often so intertwined with […]

Jim Brady on launching the washingtonpost.com and why the web excites him 20 years later

In the digital media world, Jim Brady needs no introduction. Currently the founder and CEO of Billy Penn — a mobile news platform in Philadelphia — his career in online journalism has spanned two decades serving in roles such as Executive Editor of The Washington Post dot com, Editor-in-Chief of Digital First Media, and President […]