Ryan Sparrow Joins SND Executive Committee

I am happy to announce the appointment of Ryan Sparrow to the Society for News Design’s Executive Committee as the SND Programs representative. Ryan is the chair of SND’s Best of Digital Design competition, which has continued to grow under his guidance. As Lecturer at Ball State University, where he has been apart of the highly recognized […]

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 […]

Accolades: Comments, tributes to 2019 Lifetime honoree Tim Harrower

Related: “Saluting Tim Harrower, 2019 SND Lifetime Award recipient” CHICAGO — Tim Harrower was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award — the Society for News Design’s highest honor — Thursday, April 4, 2019, at the opening reception and awards of the organization’s 40th annual workshop in Chicago at the Chicago Cultural Center. TRACY COLLINS Director of the USA TODAY […]

Best of Digital Design complete 2018 results

The Society for News Design is proud to announce the results of the 40th edition of its Best of Digital Design competition. The 13 judges from across the United States and around the globe reviewed 1,300 entries during three days of judging at Northwestern University’s Medill News Service campus in Washington, D.C. This is the […]

Best of Digital Design silver and gold medal comments

We’re adding medal winners as they come in throughout the weekend, so check back here for updates. ABOUT THE AWARD CLASSIFICATIONS: Bronze Medal: Work that is truly excellent. These entries should show both technical and aesthetic mastery — employing digital design principles to tell compelling stories. It is appropriate to honor work that pushes the […]

Meet the Best of Digital Design judges

The annual SND Best of Digital Design competition brought 13 professionals to Washington, D.C., to judge the best work of 2018. The judges are broken into four groups — News, Features, Graphics and World’s Best. There is also one conflict judge. Follow along all weekend for more updates on Twitter, #BestofDigitalDesign and at SND.org. Features Libby Bawcombe, NPR Libby works […]

Ball State’s Emily Wright named 2018 SND Foundation Scholarship winner

Emily Wright, a junior at the Ball State University, is this year’s winner of the $2,000 SND Foundation scholarship. Wright, who is planning to graduate in spring, 2020, is the art and creative director of the Ball State Daily News, graphic artist at Cool Cayenne and chapter president for the Society for News Design (SND). […]

SND Amsterdam: ‘I’m inspired by what could be’

Interview by Sara Joosten With the SND Amsterdam coming closer, we wanted you to get to know some of the speakers a little better. We asked them about their career and how they got to the point where they are now without giving too much away about their SND talk. In this interview we speak […]

SND Amsterdam: ‘Only break the rules if you know them by heart’

Interview by Sara Joosten With the SND Amsterdam coming closer, we wanted you to get to know some of the speakers a little better. We asked them about their career and how they got to the point where they are now without giving too much away about their SND talk. The first interview is with […]

How to start a photography business

10 priceless advice for success in your new career Choose your specialization The specialization chosen by a professional photographer must be one that is deemed viable in generating income that will cover expenses. Scout your competition Visit the websites of peers and competitors to learn about their customers and how you can reach them. Some might feel […]

#SND AMS: Smart News Design Conference

We are delighted to announce our next SND conference in Europe! This time it will be held in amazing Amsterdam. The ‘City of Freedom’ will play host to a three-day event will be filled with learning, networking and talks evolving around the general theme of SND: Smart News Design