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[Cover Story] How The Atlantic’s May modern parenting cover came together

Design Director Darhil Crooks shares how the The Atlantic’s May cover came together.

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Students: Time to apply for travel grants and SND Foundation Scholarship

Deadlines are looming for two SND Foundation programs to help students to further their education and experience. Don’t miss the deadlines to apply.

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The 35th cover: final vote

From 42 original cover possibilities, we’re down to seven. But there can be only one. So please help us determine the cover of 35th Annual Best of News Design book celebrating the winners. Have a look at the slide show below (use the View-Fullscreen function in the right corner to view the images larger), and [...]

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Vote for the 35th book cover

Judges from across the globe met in Syracuse and Indianapolis recently for the Best of News Design competitions in print and digital. Their work is done. Now we turn to you. We’d like you to be the judge of this edition’s cover. We’re asking the design community to vote on the cover of 35th Annual [...]

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SND annual: Who’s got the front?

It’s on: submit your design for the cover of SND’s 35th edition of The Best of News Design™ book by March 7. We’ll post all the entrants here and give you a chance to vote on your favorite.

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SND Karaoke (710)

Time to sing: It’s karaoke night!

Judges and facilitators have convened to Syracuse, N.Y., to enjoy thousands of pages of excellent design and unspeakably awesome weather. Few people know the real reason they’re here: the annual tradition of SND Foundation Karaoke Night. Every year we raise an impressive amount of money from the people who come to Syracuse, but we also [...]

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SND35 video: Behind the scenes of Best of News Design™ competition

Syracuse grad student Miriam Taylor shot several videos that shows the intricate process behind the scenes at SND’s Best of News Design™ competition. SND35: Best of News Design™ competition behind the scenes from The Society for News Design on Vimeo. SND35: Best of News Design™ competition behind the scenes from The Society for News Design [...]

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SND35 Award of Excellence

The winners: A of E No. 75

An Award of Excellence goes to The Economic Observer of Beijing, China, in Features Design, Lifestyle page.

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3 Questions: Heather Hopp-Bruce

Heather Hopp-Bruce is op-ed design supervisor at the Boston Globe, and is a Features judge for the 35th Best of News Design™ competition. To get to know her better, we posed three questions: Have you noticed any design trends? Giant random floating drop caps, but the actual first letter of the piece is still intact; chalkboard [...]

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Times of Oman Mandela spread

Infographic case study: Times of Oman incredible Mandela visualizations (… and some others)

The Times of Oman and Al Shabiba are among the top winners in SND’s annual competition with bold designs that take on big stories in big ways.

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SND35: This Is Why It Matters

It’s worth your while to let your best work stand up to the best in the world. (Part 1 of 4).

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Help the SND Foundation help students … and help yourself to a tax break, too!

Learn about how donations to the SND Foundation have impacted past recipients, and how your donation entitles you to a tax break.

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Infographic case study: Die Zeit’s visual history of data storage

Nora Coenenberg chats about creating infographics at Die Zeit in Hamburg, Germany.

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SND illustrations

Bid for great illustrations, help the SND Foundation

Seven illustrators — Miguel Davila, Adonis Durado, Martin Gee, Michael Hogue, Andrea Levy, Troy Oxford and Dan Zacroczemski — have donated their services to create a custom illustration for you.

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Harris Siegel on hockey, kerning, and being a mentor

Harris Siegel was given SND’s Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday. We haven’t heard much Harris since he left newspapers in 2008, so we wanted to catch up with some questions and answers.

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The long-form digital design process at CNN, New York Times and Washington Post

This morning, Andrew Kueneman, deputy director of digital design at The New York Times, Greg Manifold, design director at the Washington Post, Sarah Sampsel, director of digital strategy at the Washington Post, and Judith Siegel, senior UX designer at presented “Go Long: How to master long-form digital design,” a session about the process behind making a couple thousand word stories beautiful in a digital presence.

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