SND34: The Official Press Release

SOCIETY FOR NEWS DESIGN 34th EDITION RESULTS: * Five international newspapers named “World’s Best-Designed” * Three gold medals among the 727 individual awards given to 9,262 entries from 30 countries Five international newspapers – two from Germany, two from Scandinavia and one from Canada – have been named “World’s Best-Designed Newspaper™” by the Society for […]

SNDF Announces Summer 2013 Internship!

The Society for News Design Foundation will fund one 12-week internship for Summer 2013. The internship will pay one deserving student $500/week to work at one deserving newspaper for a period of 12 weeks. Interested students and newspapers are invited to apply. In order to qualify, a newspaper must demonstrate that it has no paid internships in the areas of design (print and/or digital), information graphics, or photography/videography. Interested students must submit an application that includes a cover letter, resume, 10-piece digital portfolio and letter of recommendation.
The deadline for applications from both students and newspapers is February 28, 2013.
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And the officer candidates are …

Your candidates for SND officer positions in 2013 are (from top left to right): president: Rob Schneider, Dallas Morning News; vice president: David Kordalski, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer; secretary/treasurer: Luis Chumpitaz Gonzales, Information Graphic Director, Al Bayan, Dubai, UAE; Adonis Durado, Designer, Times of Oman, Al Shabiba; Lee Steele, Design Editor, Connecticut Post
Bios and mission statements on the jump. Voting will begin Thursday, Sept. 13, and will be conducted electronically (SND members will get an email). Voting is open to all members and ends at midnight on Thursday, Oct. 11; results will be announced at the SND Annual Workshop and Exhibition in Cleveland, on Friday, Oct. 12.

Bigger, stronger, faster: 32 years of SND award-winning Olympics design

Few events are guaranteed to bring out the best in visual journalism the way the Summer Olympics do. They are intrinsically visual, relatively predictable for planning purposes (the dates are set, swimming the first week, track the second), and offer dramatic storylines and personality pieces that make for great page design, infographics, photography and digital design.

With that in mind, it’s instructive to take a look back at some of the Best of News Design pages from Olympics past. The SND Best of News Design competition was launched in an Olympic year, 1980, and every fourth annual edition chronicles the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat as presented in newspapers around the globe.

• From now until the London Games begin July 27, SND will feature a number of essays, tips and resources as part of our Year-Long Conversation about design.

• How London papers are covering the build-up to the Games by Region 15 director Michael Agar

A mobile experience in China

Led by the indefatigable Lily Lu and sponsored by the Youth Times, SND held a workshop on “Gearing Up for the Mobile Age” in Hangzhou, China, this past weekend. Instructors Joey Marburger and Yuri Victor of the Washington Post taught 50-plus attendees in the three-day workshop. Every attendee left with the ability to create a mobile site. Every attendee also joined SND. This means the Society now boasts more than 100 members in the Middle Kingdom. I spoke with a few of the attendees about their experiences. Even when speaking through a translator it’s obvious we all share a universal design language.

SND Lifetime Achievement Award: Roger Fidler

The Society for News Design is proud to present its Lifetime Achievement Award to an innovator, leader, teacher, founder and friend: Roger Fidler.

Fidler, the digital program director at Digital Publishing Alliance at the University of Missouri’s Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute accepted the award at the awards banquet at the SND’s award banquet at its annual workshop in St. Louis Saturday.

A tribute in quotes
A tribute in photos