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#SNDSF speaker Darren Sanefski shares a look behind the magazine covers

SND interviews #SNDSF speaker Darren Sanefski, an associate professor at the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at University of Mississippi, about the school’s research into magazine covers and newsstand sales and his upcoming presentation at the workshop in San Francisco.

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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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[Cover Story] The stunning simplicity of New York Times Magazine’s Donald Trump cover

On Oct. 4, the New York Times Magazine sent a Donald Trump cover to the racks that made a splash online and in print. Design Director Gail Bichler shares how her team found a unique twist on a such popular topic.

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Janet Michaud on POLITICO’s new magazine

In late July, The Washington Post’s design director Janet Michaud announced she was moving to POLITICO to become creative director of its new magazine. SND caught up with her to learn about the launch process.

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Three cities, five subjects, one photographer and the Power of Youth

Variety Creative Director Chris Mihal reminds us that when pitching ambitious projects, showing is better than telling.

The August 3 cover of Rolling Stone featuring Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

The rush to (news) judgment

The Aug. 3 cover of Rolling Stone features Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. It’s a profile, and by my account — and those of many others qualified to account — a very good profile. But the profile itself is not the topic. Placing Tsarnaev’s image on the cover has, to understate the issue, caused a stir. So, let’s not make this about agreeing or disagreeing with the decision to run this cover in this way; let’s instead consider only the act of making the decision, and examine two perspectives of Rolling Stone.