Meet the 60 participants tackling picture stories at #SNDMakes D.C.

Modern media organizations need modern ways to tell stories, yet we’re often stuck with old methods that don’t take advantage of new technology; especially when it comes to visually-driven narratives.

From April 8-10, the Society For News Design will convene 60 of media’s brightest minds to answer questions like, “How might we tell better picture stories?” and “How might we boost storytelling with ambient video and GIFs?” By the end of a 2.5-day prototyping sprint, teams will showcase their solutions.

Here are the talented participants representing more than 30 different organizations:

Tara Adiseshan, 2015 Knight-Mozilla fellow

Kainaz Amaria, NPR

Lenny Bogdonoff, Conde Nast

Donna Borak, John S. Knight Fellow, Stanford University

Jeremy Bowers, The New York Times

Ellen Butters, National Geographic

Tavo Caballero, Scripps

Welch Canavan, National Geographic

Chris Combs, National Geographic

Coburn Dukehart, National Geographic

Tyler Fisher, NPR

Hilary Fung, Huffington Post

Crystal Gammon, Yale Environment 360

Ryan Gantz, Vox Media

Michael Grant, The San Francisco Chronicle

Erin Harper, The Chicago Tribune

Robert Hernandez, USC Annenberg, #WJChat co-founder

Kaeti Hinck, Investigative News Network (INN)

Hassan Hodges, Advance Digital

Kevin Kepple, USA Today

Kevin Koehler,

Livia Labate, 2015 Knight-Mozilla fellow

David Leonard, Code for America, and 2014 fellow in San Antonio, TX

Becky Lettenberger, NPR

Anne Li, Northwestern University Knight Lab

Susannah Locke, Vox Media

Chloe Magner, The Washington Post

Ryan Mark, Vox Media

Martin McClellan, Breaking News

Casey Miller, Vox Media

Jessica Morrison, Chemical and Engineering News

Claire ONeill, NPR

Keri O’Brian, Upstatement

Jackie Roche, Self-employed

Bryan Perry, CNN

Ryan Pitts, Knight-Mozilla OpenNews

Bethany Powell, National Geographic

Ben Running, Buzzfeed

Kelsey Scherer, Vox Media

Julia Smith, Center For Investigative Reporting

Arjuna Soriano, APM Marketplace

Dave Stanton, Mobiquity, For Journalism

Ashlyn Still, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Kavya Sukumar, 2015 Knight-Mozilla fellow

Mike Swartz, Upstatement

Mitchell Thorson, USA Today

Kawandeep Virdee, Embedly

Jeff Vlahos, Upstatement

Jasmine Wiggins, National Geographic

Zach Wise, Northwestern University Knight Lab, Medill School

Emily Withrow, Northwestern University Knight Lab, Medill School

Tim Wong, The Washington Post

Ashley Wu, Northwestern University Knight Lab

Nicole Zhu, Northwestern University Knight Lab

Event planning and production team

Trei Brundrett, Chief Product Officer at Vox Media. Find him at @clockwerks.

Mike Case, Chief of Staff at Vox Media. Find him at @MikeACase.

Kyle Ellis, Product Development Manager at The Business Journals and SND board member. Formerly CNN Digital, the Las Vegas Sun, and the New York Post. Find him at @KyleEllis.

Ramla Mahmood, Designer at Vox Media and SND board member. Find her at @ramoved.

Miranda Mulligan, Creative Director at National Geographic Digital. SND board member. Formerly Knight Lab and the Boston Globe. Find her at @jmm.

Event partner and support

Vox Media, publisher of SB Nation, The Verge, Polygon, Curbed, Eater, Racked and Find them at @VoxProduct.

Scholarships made possible by

Dow Jones News Fund

Knight Foundation

Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation

Scripps Howard Foundation

About SNDMakes

is a series of collaborative, prototyping events focused on digital media design and community.

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