Tip sheet: How to give your digital contest entry the best shot at winning

The Digital Design Competition Committee is selecting judges and updating categories. Watch for live medal results from DC the weekend of Feb. 6-8; World’s Best will be announced by the 2020 SND Workshop. Entries must be submitted here by Friday, January 24, 2020 at 11:30 p.m.

The Inclusion Challenge in Photojournalism: Working Toward Solutions

Written by Lee Catherine Collins, Ole Miss SND hosts a panel session, The Inclusion Challenge in photojouranlism, from right to left, Susan Mango, Akili-Casundria Ramsess, Nicole Frugé, and Kainaz Amaria come together to discuss the under-representation of women and people of color in photojournalism. This afternoon’s panel on photojournalism featured Kainaz Amaria, Nicole Frugé, Akili […]

The Importance of Responsive Storytelling on Every Screen

Written by Aleaha Reneé Smith, Michigan State University Due to a shift in technological methods, many journalistic outlets have begun to search for ways of incorporating visuals within their daily posts and stories. Washington Post Design Editor Matthew Callahan and Graphics Assignment Editor Danielle Rindler have pushed for cross-divisional collaboration within the post to do […]

SND Chicago: Student Sessions

Design Thinking, Panel Discussions, and Portfolio Reviews, oh my! Written by Audriana Gibson, Michigan State University We are starting #SNDChicago off right. As many as 40 students or more gathered to gain insight on the innovative process dubbed “Design Thinking,” presented by Northwestern University’s Joe Germuska of Knight Lab. Separated into four groups, students collaborated with […]

SND Chicago: Advancing Your HTML and CSS Skills

Written by Camille North, Michigan State University Kurt Cunningham and Joey Kirk are from Made by Munsters, a web development company in Indianapolis. They came to the 2019 SND conference with a fresh look on web design. The professionals focused on the idea of creating a website as efficiently and quickly as possible, with the […]

SND Chicago: The Type Workshop

#SNDChicago started off with a showcase of type mastery with type experts Roger Black, Eduardo Danilo and Lucas Czarnecki. The speaker spent the day with participants unearthing headline schedules from the 20th century, looking at how brands can leverage typography in a design system, and discovering ways to use variable fonts now. Eduardo Danilo, of […]

Meet the SNDChicago Travel Grant winners

The SND Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of travel grants for the SND Annual Workshop & Exhibition, celebrated in Chicago, April 4-6. AUDRIANA GIBSON Experience: My experience is largely concentrated and originates from the classroom. I discovered my interest for print design late sophomore year and the interest quickly grew into a love […]

SND40 judging closes with National Geographic Best in Show

The 40th Best of News Design Creative Competition awarded 16 gold medals, 40 silver medals, three judges’ special recognition, and 819 awards of excellence after three days of judging at the Coliseum in St. Petersburg. After reviewing 4,831 entries, all 22 judges gathered to discuss the gold medal winners to decide whether to elevate one to […]

Judges Select 10 Finalists for World’s Best-Designed™ Newspaper

Five judges of the Worlds Best Designed™ Newspaper competition narrowed down more than 100 entries to 10 finalists over three days of deliberations in St. Petersburg. Steve Dorsey, Javier Errea, Bill Gaspard, Suzette Moyer and Shazna Nessa first defined a shared vision and framework before paging through multiple sections from each newspaper entered. The World’s […]