Free for members: Five SND webinars in February

The Society for News Design is offering five special webinars through Poynter’s News University, packed with tools and takeaways to power your career.

If you are an SND member, the entire series is free! (Contact Stephen Komives at [email protected] for the promo code, or check your incoming email from SND.) For non-members, the package is just $99 or you can purchase individual sessions. The Poynter registration link is here.

This is the start of a wonderful series of events and webinars which will be open to members of the Society, sponsored by the Knight Foundation.

What You Will Get

  • Social Media Visuals: Tips and Free Tools (Feb. 14) Go beyond simple text posts on social media to include ‘text on video,’ simple animation, smart GIFS and interactives. (Sara Quinn)
  • Designing Beyond Print: Owning Your Work Across Platforms (Feb. 16) Still designing primarily for print? This webinar will help you expand to any platform. (Virginia Singarayar and Matt Callahan)
  • Data Visualization for Journalists: Stripping the Dread from the Graphics (Feb. 16-17) Simple tools make it easy for anyone to produce graphs, maps, charts and more. This two-part webinar will walk you through the fundamentals. (Alberto Cairo)
  • High-Concept Sports Design (Feb. 20) Learn to unleash creative sports designs on a breakneck schedule. (Vince Chiaramonte)
Sara Quinn (February 14); Albert Cairo (February 16 and 17); Virginia Singarayar, Matt Callahan (February 16); Vince Chiaramonte (February 20).

Who will Benefit

Designers on all platforms, people who want to branch into digital design or anyone involved in the presentation of a story in print or online (producers, social media managers, etc.).

Special Discounts

Free for SND members (Contact Stephen Komives for the promo code, or check your incoming email from SND.)

If you’re not a member, you SHOULD be! Other options: you can purchase each webinar individually, or the package of all five webinars through Poynter for just $99 (saving off the full price of $139.80).

Can’t attend the live events? Your advance registration gives you unlimited access to the webinar replays.

More about our webinar hosts:

Alberto Cairo, Knight Chair in Visual Journalism, School of Communication of the University of Miami

Matthew Callahan, designer, tinkerer and visual journalist for The Washington Post

Vince Chiaramonte, Design Director for The Buffalo News

Sara Quinn, immediate past president of SND

Virginia Singarayar, sports and news designer at The Washington Post

About Sara Quinn

is principle of Sara Quinn Media, the R.M Seaton Chair for Professional Journalism at Kansas State University, and immediate past president of SND.

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