Taking on product and technology with the Institute for Non-Profit News

Last week, the Society for News Design teamed up with the Institute for Non-Profit News for its summit on product and technology. The two-day event in Chicago brought together senior leaders from INN member organizations to learn best practices and new skills in analytics, budgeting and hiring, design thinking, impact analysis, technology management, and project […]

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 […]

The Boston Globe implored the American people to demand tougher gun laws; SND asked for the story behind ‘Make it stop’

At just after 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, The Boston Globe Opinion team tweeted the front page of the next day’s paper. On it, an AR-15 assault rife, a single bullet hole, and a headline that implored, ‘Make it stop.’ A powerful, and unequivocal call to action in the wake of the deadliest mass […]

Meet the designers and strategists who will work to prototype signals of trustworthy content

“It’s all storytelling, you know, that’s what journalism is all about,” Tom Brokaw once said. But, how can audiences differentiate whether they’re consuming an act of journalism, or just a good story? In an age where so much of the internet is dominated by gossip, satire, and sponsored content, audiences want to know who is producing the news, […]