Challenge someone to a song after the Super Bowl

Karaoke and visual journalism, two great disciplines that go better together. POLL: What’s your go-to karaoke song? Tweet your replies to @sndkaraoke / hashtag #sndkaraoke

Judges and facilitators have flocked to Syracuse, N.Y., to enjoy tens of thousands of pages of excellent design and unspeakably awesome weather.

Few people know that the real reason they winter in The Empire State is for the annual tradition of SND Foundation Karaoke Night. This year the pandemonium will begin immediately following the Super Bowl on Feb. 5.

Every year we raise an impressive amount of money from the people who come to Syracuse, but you don’t have to brave hours-long flight delays to play along from home and help the cause. You can contribute money to SNDF and challenge your friends and colleagues to perform songs.

Just visit our donation site here. Make a donation through PayPal. Then send a tweet with your song request to @sndkaraoke. We’ll be sharing the performances and photos through Twitter and here on

Our goal is to raise at least $6,000 to fund the SNDF summer internship program which awards a paid internship to a student and a publication or website that otherwise could not afford to employ a paid intern. Money raised will also fund university-level scholarships, travel grants for students to the Annual Workshop & Exhibition, grants to the student designers of the year and training such as the Syracuse Student Symposium and other Quick Courses.

So, think about the most embarrassing songs you could hope to unleash on your unsuspecting friends and colleagues. Make your donation, and send your song request to @sndkaraoke. We promise to gently coax/force them to comply for the sake of a good cause and our gleeful enjoyment at their expense.

About Denise M. Reagan

Denise M. Reagan is SND Foundation president, Assistant Managing Editor for visuals at The Florida Times-Union/ and an adjunct professor at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications.

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