One judge’s perspective: Chris Ross

Chris Ross, design editor at The San Diego Union-Tribune, has been a longtime facilitator here in Syracuse. This is her first year judging the competition, so the SND Web Desk asked her to keep a running diary. Monday, 9 p.m. Once back at the hotel, we regrouped for the annual trek down the block to […]

No. 6: Multimedia and interactives grow up

Multimedia and interactive projects continued their rapid evolution in 2008, becoming more central to the storytelling process in newsrooms of every size. It is these types of undertakings that underscore Jeff Jarvis’ proclamation: “The building block of journalism is no longer the article.” This year saw projects with incredible breath and depth, incorporating a spectrum […]

No. 9: Untangling the migration to mobile

Mobile technologies created huge ripples in 2008, both in and out of the news industry. Some milestones: The iPhone become the top-selling handset, with more than 13 million phones sold. Plus, Apple created a rapidly expanding and diverse marketplace for third-party applications. Google’s open-source mobile operating system, Android, made a big splash. Along with the […]

‘Here Comes Everybody’

In “Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations” Clay Shirky’s hindsight is even sharper than 20/20. Though the book doesn’t explicitly target journalists, his ability to parse the opportunities we’ve missed or misunderstood reads like gospel in these tumultuous times. Because we have spent so much time ignoring or poorly imitating the rapidly […]

Milt Klingensmith

Tell us: Who is Milt? After graduating from Kendall College of Art & Design in ‘92, I worked in small, semi-underground comics and freelanced for magazines (Guitar, Rolling Stone, Money). An opening at the paper developed at the same time that I had a small show of my comics and illustration work. I invited the […]