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ÑH competition expands to Latin America

The ÑH competition, the most prestigious newspaper competition in Spain and Portugal, is expanding in 2016 to Latin America, becoming an intercontinental affair. With this change the ÑH expects to become bigger and stronger than ever.

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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 Unfortunately, most newsrooms — and especially legacy organizations — are held back by outdated technologies that obstruct workflows and don’t support new forms of rich media.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 […]

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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 […]

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Independent Days

As you may have heard, the London-based Independent and Independent on Sunday ceased its print publications in March after a 30-year run, ending an era of print design excellence. With its passing, I asked a few of the designers there to share their favorite Independent pages.

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Designing for trust: The ideas powering a new approach to news experiences

How might we help the people who consume our journalism gain more trust in the news? That’s the fundamental question teams of designers, developers, educators, editors and strategists are spending the weekend thinking about at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York City at the Society’s first SNDExp (Experience) event. “Exp” is an […]

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Meet the Judges: SND37 Print Competition

Meet the 27 design professionals who will spend the next four days looking at more than 8,000 entries in SND’s print design competition. They have traveled to Syracuse University, where the snow swirls around them on their way to Drumlins Country Club for the judging. News category Paul Alexander Paul has been the presentation editor […]

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Malofiej 24: Register, submit work now

Now is the time to register for the 24th Malofiej infographics summit, and prepare your entries for inclusion in the print or online categories. The Malofiej is hosted at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain, by SND Region 14 (Spain and Mediterranean) and is referred to as the Pulitzers for infographics. The awards, the […]

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#SNDSF speaker Chris Mihal on Variety’s ‘Actors on Actors’

SND recently announced another round of speakers for the upcoming conference in San Francisco, April 7-9, 2016. Variety Creative Director Chris Mihal is among the SNDSF speakers. The program is shaping up to be a great look at our evolving craft, so register today if you haven’t already. Space will be limited. In the coming […]

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SND annual workshop: We know where we’re going

Our annual workshop will travel to San Francisco, Charlotte, Toronto, and NYC.

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SND election results: Quinn, Okasaki, Evans named 2016 officers

Tyson Evans of The New York Times is the newest officer, elected to be the next SND secretary-treasurer.

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Robert Lockwood and ‘The disturbing charm of the new’

An SND founder’s new book on an infamous incident in Paris The Paris of the 1920s was a city of the rich where one could also afford to be poor. The old order of kings and empires, disintegrated in the destruction and disillusionment of the Great War. Paris, a magnet for the artists, the dreamers, […]

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Dispatch from China: WWII Victory Day

Tian Chi is design editor at China Daily in Beijing, and the director of SND Chinese (Region 21). He sends us the following: A huge parade marking the 70th anniversary of victory in World War II was held in Beijing’s Tian’anmen Square on September 3, 2015. In China, the day was called, “Victory Day of […]

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The candidates’ vision for SND

Election season is upon us. We’ve asked the candidates for the 2016 SND office of secretary-treasurer to share their personal SND stories. The candidates are: • Tyson Evans, editor for newsroom strategy, The New York Times • Jennifer George-Palilonis, professor, Ball State University Bios for all the candidates, and more election info, can be found […]

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The Guts: A closer look at MSNBC’s Geography of Poverty

MSNBC’s Geography of Poverty project is a highly visual look at poverty across the country. Graphics editor Mina Liu and data visualization editor Sam Petulla give us a behind the scenes look at how it came together. How long did you work on this project? How did you collaborate with the reporter and photographer? We first started […]

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Meet the 2016 officer candidates

We’re pleased to introduce you to this year’s candidates for the 2016 SND offices of secretary-treasurer, vice president and president. Voting is open to all SND members and will begin on Sept. 7. Your candidates are: For the position of SND president: • Sara Quinn, journalism consultant and researcher, Kansas State University For the position […]

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Javier Errea on the redesign of Liberation

Libération, one of France’s most iconic newspapers, launched its redesigned print edition on June 1st. They called on SND-award winner Javier Errea who achieved a spectacular redesign, paying tribute to Libération’s original rebellious spirit. Errea shares a look at his process.     What was the brief of this redesign? It is not a secret that […]

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