Steve Dorsey Joins SND Executive Committee

I am happy to announce the appointment of Steve Dorsey to the Society for News Design’s Executive Committee. Steve is the VP of News Performance and Partnerships at GateHouse Media, Center for News & Design. As a former president of SND and winner of a Lifetime Achievement Award, Steve is very familiar with SND’s mission and goals.

The executive committee is responsible for setting the agendas for the semi-annual board meetings and oversight of any contracts and evaluations of staff members. I am thankful to Steve for answering the call to assist SND in what is to be a busy year. His dedication to our field has inspired many of our members and his commitment to SND is unprecedented.


Steve Dorsey

Steve was the VP/innovation at the Austin American-Statesman where he worked on product development and project planning. He came from the Detroit Media Partnership where he was VP for R+D, after working in many roles in the Detroit Free Press newsroom, culminating as the deputy managing editor/presentation

Steve has held numerous positions within the Society for News Design: he was a Lifetime Achievement honoree, past president, co-chair for two annual workshops, competition judge numerous times, longtime board member, and editor of Design Journal. He has been a presenter at SND-affiliate conferences: the first-ever SND Design event in the Middle East at the American University of Sharjah (near Dubai, UAE); the 4-day SND-Chinese News Page Design Boot Camp (Hangzhou, China); the IFRA Conference on Design (Paris); and the Malofiej Information Graphics Summit (Pamplona).

He’s been a visiting professor at Syracuse University, a recurring visiting faculty member at The Poynter Institute, and a frequent consultant and coach in many newsrooms. He was a newsroom leader at the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader — named one of SND’s World’s Best-Designed™ in 1998. Before that, he worked at the York (Pa.) Daily Record, and The Syracuse (N.Y.) Newspapers. Steve is a Syracuse University grad.

Dad to Fiona; partner to @paprgrl76. Relocated Detroiter. Suffering Tigers fan. Designer. Editor. Convener. SU grad. And @inmaorg board member.


Wow! That’s wonderful. Always been a huge fan of his works. His approach to design is very inspirational and filling you with new ideas. Happy to hear he’s joined SND Executive Committee that’s a big step!

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