I am thrilled to announce the appointment of two new members to the Society for News Design’s Board of Directors: Meghan Louttit, a deputy editor at The New York Times, and Angelica McKinley, a talented designer and journalist who works at the intersection of tech and news in the Bay Area.
SND’s Board is responsible for overseeing the integrity and future of the organization. We’re lucky to welcome these two brilliant designers and journalists to our ranks — they are creative, dedicated and passionate about the future of the industry and our craft. Please send them your ideas and I hope you can support the initiatives they pursue.
Meghan Louttit (@mlouttit) currently serves as a deputy editor for visual storytelling on the Metro desk of The New York Times. Previously, she was deputy editor of Digital News Design, leading a team of designers, developers and art directors, tasked with designing and building innovative story experiences and overseeing visual storytelling across the newsroom. She began her career as a reporter and homepage producer at The Washington Post, and joined The New York Times in 2010 as front-end developer and designer. Meghan currently serves as a judge for the Scripps-Howard Journalism Awards, and her work has been recognized by the News & Documentary Emmys, Society for News Design, Society of Publication Designers and the Online News Association.
Angelica McKinley (@angelicadesigns) works at the intersection of tech and news in the Bay Area. She was a founding member of Slack’s communications design team, where she led digital branding and user experience. She is also a digital design and strategy consultant for The Pulitzer Prizes. Previously, she was a digital designer and front end web developer at The New York Times, where she worked for six years in a variety of roles including art direction, print design and web production.
She’s received Society of News Design and Online News Association awards for her work on “Harriet Tubman’s Path to Freedom”, “Hyphen-Nation”, “The Real Mayors of New York” and the Sandy Hook Shootings. In addition, she was a mentor and design instructor for the New York Times Student Journalism Institute for four years. Before the Times, Angelica worked as a designer at Gannett Newspapers and The Roanoke Times. And she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising from Hampton University. Throughout her career, Angelica has advocated diversity in design and journalism by helping her employers identify talented people in nontraditional places.