ProPublica and The Lens Win First Gold Medal at SND Digital


A co-entry between ProPublica and The Lens has won this year’s first gold medal with their Features Coverage category piece, Losing Ground.”

Judges remarks:

  • “That is extremely innovative. That line blew me away the first time I saw it. I remember vividly when this came out, I was blown away…. It’s kind of relentless. It’s encyclopedic. You don’t get lost.”
  • Other elements besides the map “gave the package the right depth. You see the layers of immersive information. (They’re building) tools that let the public experience and see and feel what’s going on…(As a gold medal winner) this is the type of work that we want to show as the best.”
  • “That map does things we haven’t seen before. It’s an amazing project…. It’s an amazing resource.”

(Interested in learning more about all the work being honored at the Society For News Design’s “Best of Digital Design Competition?” We’ve got you covered!)

About Ellen Collier

is a journalism graphics student at Ball State University.

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