In an uncertain time, SND is here to help you

The Society for News Design was created 40 years ago to support its members. More than 19,000 people with an interest in visual journalism have shared in the organization over these four decades, benefiting from and advancing our community. 

We remain steadfast in our mission to serve you. 

If you have been affected by recent layoffs or buyouts, we are here to help. 


If you have recently lost your job, and cannot continue as a member due to financial reasons, reach out to Executive Director Stephen Komives <[email protected]>. We can extend your membership so you’ll have access to the people and resources of SND, to help you find your next professional opportunity. 


The annual workshop is a great place to make connections and find new work. We want you to join us — in Chicago, April 4-6 — to take advantage of this opportunity to network. If you are out of work, we would like to invite you to register for the workshop at the Student/Educator rate of $295. In Chicago, we will be putting a special focus on Where the Jobs Are, and How to Get Them. 


SND has a robust job board <>, and 4000+ followers you can join on LinkedIn and Facebook. Connect with us today. 


Give the gift of an SND membership to someone struggling to remain in the profession, or a student looking to enter it. Contact Executive Director Stephen Komives <[email protected]> and he’ll get you set up. 


The Foundation helps students and out-of-work visual journalists attend the workshop and our other events. Help support those who will build the future of journalism, through a direct donation, or through support of karaoke night at the judging and workshop: 

And please donate items to our Silent Auction, which supports the Foundation. Send your items to:


424 E Central Blvd. Suite 406

Orlando, FL 32801

We are here to help. If you have other ideas about how we can be of service to you, please do not hesitate to reach out to Executive Director Stephen Komives or SND President Paige Connor <[email protected]>.

About Stephen Komives

Previously served as Executive Director of the Society for News Design, from 2009–2019.


It is these times of layoffs, lack of budget, and other adjustments. Helping is the best of ideas. Congratulations

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