The SND37 judging weekend kicked off with a student workshop at Syracuse University. Speakers included Aly Morris, design director for RedEye; Joe Hutchinson, design director for Rolling Stone; Melissa Angle, manager for content + audience at FansFirst Media and Michael Whitley, assistant managing editor at the Los Angeles Times.
Wow! Joe Hutchinson, design director for Rolling Stone shared insight in to design decisions for the legendary magazine — and all that it takes to cover the very best of music and entertainment.
You can follow the SND Student Workshop at Syracuse University, along with all of judging weekend, on our livestream. Videos will be archived.
Michael Whitley, assistant managing editor at the Los Angeles Times is regaling students now (no kidding, regaling is the right word) with thoughts on “what is most important to a designer.” Answer: All the content is accurate.
Now, he’s on to Oscars Night in LA, “the longest day of the year for me,” he said. The Academy Awards are the equivalent of elections + fashion. All day long.
Trust me, you need to see this presentation. And you can, on our livestream. AND, it will be archived, so you can watch it over and over again.
Aly Morris, RedEye design director was up first at the workshop, speaking about the design process and how thinking outside of the box can benefit news packages in print and digital.
Melissa Angle, manager for content + audience at FansFirst Media shared tips for working on deadline, managing projects, understanding social media, creating compelling videos. Watch the livestream.
This event is free; no registration required, and you can join from afar! Here are the details:
THE STUDENT WORKSHOP:
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 12, Noon-5 p.m.
WHERE: S.I. Newhouse School of Communications, Room 250, Newhouse 3, Syracuse University
12:15 p.m. — SNDSF preview
Join SND San Francisco site chair Elizabeth Burr for a short look ahead to SND’s spring workshop, April 7-9 in San Francisco.
12:30 p.m. — Aly Morris, RedEye design director
A look at non-traditional design processes in the newsroom and how thinking outside the box can benefit news packages in print and digital.
1:30 p.m. — Joseph Hutchinson, Rolling Stone design director
Bringing it all together: Design, Photography and Illustration: By examining a few case studies at Rolling Stone magazine, we look at the challenges designers and art directors face when bringing all the elements together to design a story. We’ll discuss pitfalls to avoid and techniques for success.
2:35 p.m. — Melissa Angle, FansFirst Media manager for content + audience
Working on deadline, managing projects, understanding social media, creating compelling videos: How being a designer (or being friends with one) can help you learn all the skills you need to be a smart journalist on any platform.
3:35 p.m. — Michael Whitley, Los Angeles Times AME
What you can learn from our mistakes: How the Los Angeles Times wrecked, and then repaired, our Oscars coverage.
We’ll see you next weekend. If you’re interested in a souvenir, you can find this year’s student workshop poster here.