I am happy to announce the naming of Melissa Angle as the SND Foundation president. Melissa has been a long-time member of SND with a passion for our craft as well as a past board member of the Society for News Design.
Over the next few months, as the Governance Committee looks to the future of SND, the role of SND Foundation president will be a key voice in our organization. Melissa will be joining the Governance Committee as well.
As Director of Analytics and Audience Insights at Cox Media Group, Melissa leads digital, social and business strategies derived from in-depth analysis, insights and reporting by a team of expert data scientists and analysts.
Previously, Melissa was Director of Audience for Cox Media Group’s startup Fans 1st Media — focused on engaging and strategically growing a 60-million-plus audience for digital products including Rare, one of the fastest-growing shareable news sites in the United States.
Melissa has also worked as Senior Designer, Projects Editor and Sunday Editor at The Atlanta-Journal Constitution, where she helped lead the paper’s biggest redesign and reinvention to date.
Melissa has been an active member of the Society for News Design since 2005, helping organize the annual conference and serving as a facilitator, judge and committee member for SND’s international design contest. In 2013, she was coordinator for the 34th Best of News Design Creative Competition. Previously, she was Education and Training Director. She has spoken on topics including social distribution, digital-first newsrooms, local content, teamwork, transformative redesigns, graphics, design thinking and innovation.