Malofiej 20: Best of show for the New York Times, plus the list of winners

The Jury of the 20th International Infographics Awards at Malofiej has given 8 gold medals, 31 silver medals and 73 bronze medals. The New York Times and were awarded the Peter Sullivan / Best of Show Award, with the graphics ‘Guantanamo Detainees’ and ‘The Guantanamo Docket.’ There were 1,356 entries from 151 media from […]

Notes from Malofiej 20 speakers: visualization, truth and beauty

It’s a packed schedule at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain, the site of Malofiej 20. Speakers on the first day focused on data visualization, comprehension of infographic forms, the process of making graphics and more. Here are highlights from some of the sessions. Andrew Vande Moere The tyranny of the pixel Andrew Vande […]

Live from Pamplona, Spain: Malofiej 20 Infographics World Summit

Pamplona, Spain is once again playing host to Malofiej, the world’s top gathering and competition for infographics. This is Malofiej’s 20th year, a significant milestone. For the past few days, a jury of 21 leaders of the craft have judged entries from all over the world and chosen winners which will be announced Friday.

_ Talking graphics: How El Mundo covered the financial crisis.
_ SND’s Year-Long Conversation
_Coverage of SND’s other competitions

SND33 Best in Show: Svenska Dagbladet’s breaking news coverage of Norway attacks

UPDATE: Check out a PDF of the Best in Show pages from Svenska Dagbladet.

For the first time since 2002, the judges of SND’s annual creative competition selected a Best in Show: Svenksa Dagbladet‘s breaking news coverage of the July 2011 Norway attacks.

The 16 pages from the Stockholm, Sweden, paper combine stunning photography, engrossing information graphics, sharp typography, brilliant pacing and page architecture in a piece of journalism that answers every question a reader might have about the attack in which 77 people were killed in Oslo and a nearby island.

A founder of modern newspaper design: Louis Silverstein, 1919-2011

Louis Silverstein’s innovations at The New York Times brought about a sweeping change to how newspapers were read and organized across the country. His ascension to Assistant Managing Editor also signalled a new place for visual journalists in the newsroom, that of equal partners. The Times’ obit can be read here.

Silverstein was honored with SND’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001. Design Journal issue 81 carried an account of the award presentation in Phoenix that year. His work was also featured in SND’s 25 Moment’s of News Design in 2004. SND founder Phillip Ritzenberg captured Silverstein’s significance to the craft in this excerpt from his presentation of Silverstein’s award in 2001.

A life’s work in sections: In 2004, Silverstein’s work at The Times was selected as one of the most influential moments in news design. SND founder Phillip Ritzenberg wrote on Lou’s contribution at The Times and to the industry. Access a reprint here

Silverstein writes about his friend, Pete Pallazo: In the Summer of 2005, the industry lost another of its founders in Peter Pallazo. Silverstein wrote this tribute. for Design Journal.

A gallery of Silverstein’s pages here.

SND fall board meeting: Aiming high above St. Louis

Society for News Design board members gathered for our twice-a-year board meeting Wednesday, Sept. 28 on the 21st floor of the workshop hotel — The Renaissance Grand. The board is made up of volunteers from across the globe representing different geographic regions and topic areas. At the meeting were members from Dubai, Germany, Mexico, Canada and the U.S.