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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Ball State grads are everywhere in our profession, and wherever they are, there is a connection to Jennifer George-Palilonis. Palilonis, a full professor at Ball State, recently stepped down as journalism graphics sequence coordinator to become co-director of the school’s new Center for Emerging Media Design & Development, which will offer a master’s program in […]
Chelsea Kardokus, designer at TIME, moved to New York City in 2013 and we followed her transition from Ball State University to life as a young professional in Manhattan through her blog series for SND, Chelsea & The City. Two years later, Chelsea shares what she has learned and gives us a look at her recent projects. You started […]
New York Magazine released its current cover story Sunday, a photo essay accompanying the accounts of 35 Bill Cosby accusers who’ve come forward. The cover features all 35 women seated next to an empty chair and it generated a lot of social and national media attention since its release. The empty chair in particular is generating an online conversation on sexual assault […]
Facebook Instant Articles is expected to go live in the next few days, a development that has the industry watching with a mix of trepidation and excitement. It might be a watershed moment for news media, or it might be an acknowledgment that the moment already has passed. As far as SND goes, it’s already […]
Herstory is a multimedia project from the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri. It documents the careers, experiences and personal lives of 34 women journalists who have participated in the Journalism and Women Symposium, an organization for female journalists. It features original music from Missouri students, as well. Missouri design professor Ying Wu […]
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 […]
On day five of Design Days in Istanbul, 400-plus students are put to work, given the task of conceptualizing and executing a features supplement cover in a couple of hours from nothing but magazine scraps, a few office supplies, and their imaginations. The final results provide a spectrum of approaches as varied as the attendees, […]
Excélsior burst onto the design scene with a stunning 2006 redesign that made a big impression with its inventive use of color, templating and individualized section styling. Its pages immediately took off at the SND Best of News Design competition, culminating in a World’s Best-Designed distinction in 2011. But times change, and recently Excélsior’s director […]
Congratulations and a big thank you to Ismael and Karen Sandiego, and Adonis Durado and Winie Ariany, whose submissions have been chosen as the cover designs for the 36th Edition Best of News Design book, to be published and sent to members this fall. Ismael and Karen designed the newspaper-quilt cover at left, which will […]
Chris Rukan recalls the time he spent working with Edelson.
We began with 27 outstanding covers, from all over the world. A big thank you to all of the contributors for their concepts, and congratulations to our six finalists. After more than 5,000 votes were cast, the following represent your choices for the cover of the 36th edition of the SND annual (scroll to bottom […]
Tom Bodkin was presented the SND Lifetime Achievement Award on April 11. This is a Q&A Bodkin did for SND before the ceremony.