First Asia Pacific news design conference for print & online

A good design gives added value to the editorial content. Today, newspaper designers, infographics artists and editors face the challenge of creative design to adapt to the four main news platforms — print, web, mobile and tablet.

WAN-IFRA and the Society for News Design (SND) will join together to present a conference Jan. 23, 2012 in New Delhi, India to show the participants the “best practices” in creativity, originality and the efficiency in producing news for all platforms.

In this workshop, the participants will analyze their product and will have the opportunity to work on the design under the guidance of the trainer. The workshop will give the participants a critique on their

  • Typography
  • Visual storytelling
  • Use of color
  • Newspaper and story structuring
  • “We’re very excited about this collaboration with WAN-IFRA, as well as having this event in SND’s Region 19 (Asia and the South Pacific, including India),” said SND president Steve Dorsey. “It’s an important area of growth in the newspaper world and in The Society.”

    Note: Participants must bring their laptop for hands-on exercises and copies of their newspaper of the previous week.

    The participants will then work on those ideas and create design prototypes with the help of the trainer.

    Conference Program

    23 January 2012, 9.30 am — 6 pm

    Keynote: “In Journalism We Trust, Visual Journalism”
    Javier Errea, Principal, Errea Comunicación, Spain

    “Experiments with News Design”
    Deepak Harichandan, Design Head (West), The Times of India

    “Information Graphics to enrich the quality of storytelling, and in consequence, a better visual product for your readers”
    Douglas Okasaki, Senior Designer, Gulf News, Dubai

    “Colour and Black & White Pages — Design challenges for Vernacular Dailies”
    Speaker invited

    “And the winner is: Your Sports Page”
    Hans Peter Janisch, Design Consultant, Germany

    “Transformers: The Rise of the Hybrid News Designers”
    Adonis Durado, Design Director, Times of Oman

    “Breaking News on the Tablet”
    Abel Robinson, Art Director, MINT, HT Media Ltd, India

    “Designing Vernacular Online Newsites”
    Sukriti Gupta, CEO, MMI online, Jagran Prakashan, India

    “Adventures in Interactive News Design”
    Tyson Evans, Assistant Editor – Interactive Newsdesk, The New York Times

    Conference & Workshop Chairperson
    Hans Peter Janisch, Newspaper Designer & Consultant, Germany

    Conference Speakers:

    Hans Peter Janisch has been working as a newspaper designer and consultant for the last twenty years. In this time he redesigned numerous papers in various countries. He was one of the founders of the German branch of the Society for News Design and served as SND International Director for more than 10 years.

    Javier Errea, Principal, Errea Comunicacion, Spain
    Javier Errea, a journalism graduate, is the principal of Errea Comunicación, a news design studio based in Spain. An Associate Professor at the School of Communication, University of Navarra, he is also the President of the Spanish Chapter of the Society for News Design and coordinator of the Malofiej Infographics World Summit and Competition. He is also a winner of the SND’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

    Deepak Harichandan, Design Head (West), The Times of India
    He is one those who revolutionized news designing in India. Deepak’s redesign of New Indian Express was well acclaimed both in India and outside. A creative person, he studied Fine Art and last 10 years actively involved in creative field, participated in lots of art exhibition in India and abroad. He has a strong fascination for Digital Art and illustrations.

    Abel Robinson, Art Director, MINT — Hindustan Times
    Abel Robinson is the Art Director of MINT , a business daily brought out by the Hindustan Times Media group in partnership with the Wall Street Journal. He has been associated with MINT since its inception in 2007 and has made it popular for its refreshing design and infographics.

    Adonis Durado, Design Director, Times of Oman & Al Shabiba
    Adonis Durado is the Design Director of theTimes of Oman & Al Shabiba. His visual leadership at the Times of Oman & Al Shabiba resulted in an astounding 45 awards for those publications in the 32nd edition of SND awards.

    Douglas Okasaki, Senior Designer, Gulf News, UAE
    Douglas Okasaki works for the Gulf News in Dubai, the Middle East’s largest English daily, and handles the design of the Sports Section. With his acumen and innovative talent, he has given a new look to the sports pages and his design were recognized internationally.

    Sukriti Gupta, CEO, MMI Online, India
    Sukriti Gupta is CEO of MMI Online which manages the online media properties of the Jagran Prakashan Group, including Dainik Jagran, the worlds’ largest read daily Jagran.Com, the online portal of Dainik Jagran, is the largest vernacular language portal in India.

    Tyson Evans, Assistant Editor, Interactive Newsdesk — The New York Times
    Tyson Evans is assistant editor on the interactive news desk at The New York Times , building datadriven web apps on deadline. He is an adjunct professor at Columbia University and a board member of SND. He has been recognized by ONA, IRE, Editor & Publisher, J-Lab and The Webbys.

    Special offers & Discounts

    Special offer:
    One complimentary registration for every 5 registrations to the conference. If you register 5 participants, the 6th participant attends the conference free of charge.

    Early bird:
    For registrations received before 20th December 2011, 10% discount on the fee for the conference.


    Day 1, Conference

    WAN-IFRA Members: INR 12,500 / EUR 200
    Non-Members: INR 15,000 / EUR 240

    Day 2, Workshop
    WAN-IFRA Members: INR 15,000 / EUR 240
    Non-Member: INR 18,000 / EUR 290

    Both days
    WAN-IFRA Member: INR 25,000 / EUR 400
    Non-Member: INR 30,000 / EUR 480

    Contact Information
    V Antony, Senior Manager-Events & Supplier Services
    WAN-IFRA South Asia Pvt Ltd, Chennai, India
    Tel. +91.44.4211 0640
    [email protected]

    Venue Hotel
    Hilton Mayur Vihar
    13A, 13B District Centre, Mayur Vihar, New Delhi 110 091, India
    Phone +91.11.4110 5555

    The Conference and Workshop venue hotel is Hilton Mayur Vihar . The hotel is at a walkable distance from Mayur Vihar Extension Metro Station.

    Accommodation for delegates
    A limited number of rooms have been blocked in the official hotel for the delegates at a special price of INR 8000 + taxes, per night on single occupancy basis. The price includes breakfast and shared airport transfers.

    Deadline for hotel room reservation — 25th December 2011

    For hotel room reservations, please write to Ms. Shweta Emmanuel at [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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