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The New York Times AME/photography on today’s front page

This morning, The New York Times published a story on the so-called Jewish breast cancer gene. The front page of the print edition — and the lead image online — shows a portion of a 28-year-old woman’s left breast. SND caught up with Michele McNally, the Times assistant managing editor of photography, to find out more about the picture editing process.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, right, and running mate Paul Ryan wave at the conclusion of a campaign rally at the Henderson Pavilion Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012.

Election 2012: How Las Vegas Sun photographer Steve Marcus makes images of Governor Mitt Romney

Nevada — with its six electoral votes — is one of a handful of states President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney consider a toss up this election cycle. As both candidates make myriad stops in the area surrounding Sin City, Las Vegas Sun photographer Steve Marcus explains how he approaches making thoughtful and unique images of sometimes redundant campaign events.

President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012 at Desert Pines High School in Las Vegas. This photo was taken with a selective focus lens.

Election 2012: How Las Vegas Sun photographer Sam Morris makes images of the president

Nevada — with its six electoral votes — is one of a handful of states President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney consider a toss up this election cycle. As both candidates make myriad stops in the area surrounding Sin City, Las Vegas Sun photographer Sam Morris explains how he approaches making thoughtful and unique images of sometimes redundant campaign events.

This is the first in a week-long series of election coverage on SND.org.

A set of giant Olympic rings decorates the Thames on the South Bank. Photo by Valerie Carnevale.

PHOTOS: Scenes surrounding the Olympic Games

Taylor Bussick, Valerie Carnevale, Bobby Ellis, Corey Ohlenkamp and Emily Theis are among the 40 students from Ball State University who travelled to London for the school’s immersive-learning program, BSU at the Games. For those of us who have been following the Olympics from home, we’ve relied, in part, on stunning photography to take us from our [...]

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SI Photographers Discuss Olympics

Members of the Sports Illustrated photo team discuss the Olympics, and historic photos from previous Games.

Jason Willis, 2011 College Designer of the Year

Meet 2011 College Designer of the Year Jason Willis

Jason Willis, a senior at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich., was named SND’s College Designer of the Year on October 1, 2011, during the awards banquet in St. Louis. The judges cited his rich portfolio of print and multimedia work. We caught up with Jason for a Q&A this week.

Poynter’s Sara Quinn teaches about “Photo Editing in the Digital Age” at SND St. Louis

Our next amazing teacher will help us navigate the challenges of working with visuals across many different platforms with: Photo Editing in the Digital Age How can we give great photojournalism the best possible play, regardless of platform? The foundations of photojournalism stand firm, even as technology changes and new devices appear on the horizon. [...]

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SND Photo Illo Throwdown winners reveal their work process

SND asked people to show off their sick Photoshop skills. And now three celebrity judges have chosen the winners.
Kirk Montgomery, Albert Lee and Troy Oxford show their Photoshop wizardry and share the inspirations that netted them fame and glory in the competition.

Become a photo editor…fast.

As designers, we deal with all the visuals. However, the photo jargon is lost on some people. Jeff Neumann’s presentation was filled with not only quick information that you could use tonight, but also information on improving your publication visually as a whole.

Designers: Restrain yourself

Growing up, my mom always told me to KISS: Keep It Simple, Stupid. And although I should have been slightly offended at my mother calling me stupid, I took her advice to heart. Listening to Julie Elman share her secrets behind a well-designed photo spread, I’m glad I had listened to my mom; turns out, [...]

Free (and fabulous) software online with Karl Gude

You don’t have to have a lot of money to make fabulous visuals in print or online. Karl Gude discusses the wiki he created that combines dozens of free pieces of software online to make your storytelling as dynamic as possible.

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The story behind The Denver Post photo Pulitzer

In February, Craig F. Walker of the Denver Post earned a gold medal in SND’s Best of News Design competition for his story chronicling the journey of Ian Fisher from high school student to Iraq War veteran. On Monday, it was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography, the most prestigious award in journalism.

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The envelope, please…

Movie fronts are all about voice. Your challenge is to capture the tone of the movie, using color, scale, typography, and the same handout images that every other designer in the world is staring at. How do you use a flat page and your wits to capture a motion picture? Here’s how some newspapers played the Best Picture nominees when they first appeared.

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First gold medals awarded

As the snow begins to fall on Day Two of the 31st Best of News Design™ Competition, we’ve learned there were at least 16 silver medals awarded late Saturday night. The first two gold medals of the weekend were both awarded in the photo categories. Congratulations to The New York Times Magazine and The Denver Post for their wins.

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Haiti’s disaster: Regarding the pain of others

Tell the truth. Bear witness. Explain. Connect. As visual journalists, these abstract ideas never seem more real than when we’re confronted with the unreality of a disaster on the scale of the earthquake in Haiti and its aftermath.

Kalish visual editing workshop accepting 2010 applications

Scott Sines, managing editor at The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal and Kalish Director reminds us that the 2010 Kalish Workshop “is accepting applications for the 21st edition of the best visual editing workshop on the planet.” The announcement continues: “Learn cross-platform/multimedia skills from a faculty of Emmy and Pulitzer Prize winning visual editors including Brian Storm, [...]