SND Update: New appointments for SND digital, United Kingdom, executive committee

The Society for News Design is pleased to announce a series of new appoints and shifts on the board. SND’s board is made up of a little more than 20 volunteers who help shape what SND does around the world. Some of these volunteers are responsible for networking in geographic areas, others for subject matters like our workshops and competitions. Either way, it is this group of volunteers who make SND tick. We are excited to announce these changes today:

• New Region 15 director, Michael Agar: Taking over SND’s efforts in the United Kingdom is Michael Agar, director of a start-up consultancy, Visual Communications, and former graphics editor of the Independent on Sunday and the Observer in London.

Michael is a leader in graphics and visuals circles in the UK and served as the President of the Jury of the Malofiej World Summit in 2005. Michael has also been a regular columnist with the UK’s media journal Press Gazette.

As London readies to host the Summer Olympic Games, Michael will help share the work from that incredible even with the rest of the SND world. Look for details on how to get involved in Region 15 soon.

• New Digital Publications Director, Miranda Mulligan: Heading up SND’s website will beMiranda Mulligan, the design director for digital at The Boston Globe ( / / mobile / etc.). It’s an important post on SND looking after the development of the site and the content featured on it.

In 2011, she was the design lead and creative director for the responsively-design She is a designer and educator with 10+ years of experience in print and web design, photography, multimedia editing and information graphics reporting. She has also worked for The Virginian-Pilot, interned with The Sun-Sentinel and The Philadelphia Inquirer.

“This is going to be fun! I am excited to dive in because this is an amazing opportunity,” Miranda said. “Tyson is leaving some big shoes for me to fill and I looking forward to joining such a great group of geeked-out design nerds.”

SND is always looking for bloggers, contributors, programmers to join the effort. If anyone is interested in helping out, jamming on the interfaces and user experience, PLEASE don’t hesitate to reach out.

• New at-large member of the Executive Committee, Tyson Evans: Tyson Evans, deputy editor of interactive news at The New York Times, joins SND’s executive committee as an at-large member. The executive committee helps form SND’s priorities and direct its board.

Evans will bring his unique perspective and viewpoints to this important group. He has been a valued SND contributor for nearly a decade from the Las Vegas workshop to digital bootcamps.

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