USA Today iPad app: Behind the scenes

It’s not hard to argue that USA Today has had a large part in shaping the design of newspapers since it launched in 1982. (SND named the founding of the paper the number one “Influential Moment in News Design” of the last 25 years in 2004.) So when Apple finally announced it’s iPad earlier this year it’s no surprise that USA Today would be one of the first papers to adopt the platform.

SND spoke with William Couch, Interaction Designer at USA Today for some insight into the development of the application.

Q+A: Best of News Design

The deadline to submit entries for SND’s 31st Best of News Design competition is looming. (January 13th for US entries, January 20 for non-US entries) A team of judges and facilitators are prepared to descend upon snowy Syracuse University early this year to sift through countless tearsheets in search of the best editorial design 2009 had to offer.