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Join us for the Syracuse student workshop

Judges will convene in Syracuse later this month to determine the Best of News Design 36th edition. We’ll precede the judging with a special training opportunity for students – a workshop at Syracuse led by the judges and facilitators.

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Upstatement’s Harvard Law Review Redesign Wins SND Digital Gold

Judges award a gold medal to the Harvard Law Review for its redesign. “If other sites treated the reading experience the way that they do, reading experiences would be that much better…. It totally respects the medium and what it is.”

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Berliner Morgenpost Wins SND Digital Silver Medal

The Berliner Morgenpost has won a silver medal for “Die Narbe der Stadt” “A lot of what I miss in a lot of what we see is the human touch. This has it and puts it in the realm of something I care about.”

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Judges Award Silver Medal To The Washington Post

The Washington Post has won a silver medal  for “What Happened to Flight 370?” “Among the collections of coverage, I thought that they got really creative using different kinds of visuals.”

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NPR Wins Silver Medal for ‘Election Party!’

NPR has won a silver medal for “Election Party!” “It’s super creative and inventive in that they thought about what their users are going to be doing during this day, and how they can be a part of that.”

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The New York Times Wins Silver Medal For ‘Is That a Luge in Times Square?’

The New York Times has won silver for “Is That a Luge in Times Square? “They differentiate themselves. Four Olympics ago, everybody did sort of drawing graphics. Now, the Times does something that’s different from what other people did.”

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The New York Times Wins Silver Medal for ‘Houses in the Path of the Washington Mudslide’

The New York Times has won a silver medal for “Houses in the Path of the Washington Mudslide.”
“You see it, you understand the story. You leave with everything.”

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Judges Award National Geographic Silver Medal

National Geographic has won a silver medal in the Features Coverage category with its piece, Outer Space’s Big Questions.” “It’s a completely visual experience. The attention to deal pushes you.”

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Ball State students, freshman Kaylie McKee and senior Adam Baumgartner, work to brainstorm personas for a digital project with Jon Wile, creative director of American City Business Journals on Saturday, January 24. Sixteen journalism students participated in the weekend-long workshop.

This weekend’s crash course for students: digital design thinking

The first day of #SNDCrashCourse was an opportunity for advice. Students were able to learn about Kyle Ellis’ and Alex Bordens’ career paths, ask about life in current work settings, and ask how to find jobs and internships.

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Juan Velasco to lead graphics workshop in Chennai, India

Juan Velasco will lead a two-day information graphic workshop in Chennai, India, in a partnership between SND’s Region 19 and organizer WAN-IFRA.

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Dramatic scenes from the crackdown on Zaman

On Dec. 14 Turkish authorities raided Zaman’s offices and detained its editor-in-chief, Ekrem Dumanli, as part of a wider media crackdown. Dumanli was held for five days.

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Fast, practical mapping solutions from Maps4News

If you’ve attended the SND annual workshop in recent years, you’ve likely met Christian Erades and checked out Maps4News. Erades is the sales manager for the cartographic company. I caught up with Christian recently.

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Dog flushing, rabbit smuggling, bookmarks and Batkids: A candidate Q&A

[SND officer elections are handled electronically and open to all members. Contact skomives@snd.org if you haven’t received your ballot.] With just one week to go before the 2015 officer election ends, I caught up with the two candidates for secretary/treasurer, Douglas Okasaki and Frank Mina, for a Q&A — trust me, there are things here […]

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Roger Black joins SND Frankfurt lineup

Design and typography icon Roger Black is joining an already stellar cast of speakers at SND Frankfurt. Since taking on his first job at LA Magazine in 1972, Roger has been chief art director or design consultant for publications of all kinds, all over the world. Among them: Rolling Stone, Outside, New York, The New […]

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In other sports news …

Like this conversation? Want to hear more? Join us in Frankfurt! So while LeBron was deciding to take his talents back to Ohio, there was this thing called the World Cup going on. We don’t know yet what the global viewership was, but Sunday’s final was the most watched soccer game ever in the U.S. […]

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60 Hours in Cleveland: The Plain Dealer’s LeBron Section

This post is not about me. I have been design and graphics editor at the Cleveland Plain Dealer since May 19 — by happenstance seven weeks before LeBron James announced his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers on July 11. I replaced Emmet Smith, who was in the same chair in 2010 when James left the […]

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