Get ready for the 2012 elections with our print and digital panel at SND STL

As the law says, bust a deal, face the wheel! We’ll offer more election info than you can shake a corn dog at in this lively panel of pioneers:

Election 2012: Preparing for Thunderdome in Print & Digital

Speakers representing both digital and print will share their experiences, inspiration, ideas and suggestions to prepare your organization for reporting and innovating on the 2012 election.


Jason Chiu speaks at SND STL

Jason Chiu

@jasonachiu is a Design Editor at The Globe and Mail, Canada’s National Newspaper.  His work has been awarded back-to-back National Newspaper Awards and been recognized by the Society for News Design.  He’s currently SND’s director representing Canada.  Chiu has worked presentation on multiple elections, federal, provincial, municipal, and collegiate.  His favorite election nights are ones that involve free food, beer and sleep afterwards.

Colin Smith speaks at SND STL

Colin Smith

For more than a decade, Colin Smith has wielded the Pica Pole of Truth and Proportion Wheel of Justice in his seemingly unending quest to bring a modicum of visual civility to the wild frontier of newspapering. As stalwart designer of newspapers large and small, he eventually set his eyes on The Salt Lake Tribune where, as Design Editor, now spends an inordinate amount of time thinking of new ways to torture reporters and flummox editors.

Derek Willis speaks at SND STL

Derek Willis

Derek Willis is a member of the Interactive News group at The New York Times, where he builds political and congressional Web applications and contributes to Times reporting from the Washington bureau. He is currently working on The Times’ coverage of the 2012 elections. Previously he worked at and The Washington Post, where he helped build one of the first congressional votes Web applications by a news organization. Derek worked with a team at The Center for Public Integrity that developed the first comprehensive collection of data on so-called 527 political committees. Prior to the Center, Derek worked for five years at Congressional Quarterly covering campaign finance, elections and the House of Representatives. So at least he’s been consistent with this political stuff. He began his career as a research librarian at The Palm Beach Post. Website:


Levi Chronister speaks at SND STL about web design and development

Levi Chronister

Levi Chronister is web journalism nerd who also is a producer for the Interactivity team at the Washington Post. Previously he was managing editor of special projects for the Las Vegas Sun and journalism technology specialist at the Washington Post and Naples Daily News. He currently lives in Washington, D.C., but his heart resides in Lawrence, KS.




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