Design in Paris… in the spring: WAN-IFRA + SND

WAN-IFRA – SND conference: “Design for the News and Magazines Publishing

WAN-IFRA, in cooperation with the Society for News Design, are organizing
the third edition of its international conference dedicated to design for
newspapers and magazines, to be held in Paris, France, on 19 May next.

The objective of this conference is to examine the last trends in design
that add value to editorial content. WAN-IFRA, the World Association of
Newspapers and News Publishers, has selected the most relevant initiatives
and best experiences of media groups in creativity, originality, and

The conference will examine the print, web and mobile projects of leading
media brands, and look at major campaigns that aim to surprise readers by
breaking the patterns of the traditional newspapers.

Full details can be found at WAN-IFRA’s site.

Speakers include:

Michael Maiquez, Art Director for Paris Match, who will discuss the Paris Match app for the iPad and the challenge to its team: using the new platform to enhance the magazine’s special character, photographic legacy and storytelling skills, without changing magazine.

Mark Porter, principal at Mark Porter Associates and former creative director of The Guardian, who will discuss the challenges posed for designing for the four main news platforms – print, web, mobile and tablet.

Jean-Luc Iseli, Project Manager for Ringier Romandie, who will introduce some digital initiatives of the Swiss group.

José Juan Gamez, art director for the sport daily newspaper Marca, will share its experiences with using visual as a new way of information and

Alvaro Valino, head of infographics department for the Spanish newspaper Público, which uses graphics as part of its strong visual approach in communicating news.

Javier Errea, principal of the design studio Errea Comunicación in Spain, will introduce 10 refreshing ideas from recent Iberian news design.

Registration fees – 650 Euros for WAN-IFRA members and 850 Euros for non-members plus VAT. A third registration from one company is free of charge. Simultaneous interpretation will be available in English and French.

WAN-IFRA, based in Paris, France, and Darmstadt, Germany, with subsidiaries in Singapore, India, Spain, France and Sweden, is the global organization of the world’s newspapers and news publishers. It represents more than 18,000 publications, 15,000 online sites and over 3,000 companies in more than 120 countries. The organization was created by the merger of the World Association of Newspapers and IFRA, the research and service organization for the news publishing industry. Please address all queries to:

– Larry Kilman, Deputy CEO, Executive Director of Communications and
Public Affairs, WAN-IFRA, 7 rue Geoffroy St Hilaire, 75005 Paris France.
phone: +33 1 47 42 85 00. fax: +33 1 47 42 49 48. mobile: +33 6 10 28 97
36. e-mail:[email protected]

– Sandrine Proton, Event Manager, WAN-IFRA SWE, 66, Cours Charlemagne,
69002 Lyon, France, Tél : + 33 4 72 77 05 95 ­ Fax : +33 4 88 67 98 23.
Email : [email protected]

About Steve Dorsey

@Gannett VP innovation. Boards: @INMAorg, @SND. He was the 2011 president of the Society; 2015 Lifetime Award recipient. Dad to Fiona; partner to @paprgrl76. Relocated Detroiter. Tigers fan. Designer. Editor. SU grad.

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