Q&A with Russel Herneman, Art Director of The Sunday Times

Earlier this year, The Sunday Times, a weekly British national newspaper, was named one of SND’s World’s Best-Designed™ Newspapers. The paper’s design team, known for their bold typography and innovative illustrations, is led by art director Russel Herneman. We sat down with Russel, who has served as art director for the past five years, to […]

SND41: Enter today

It’s that time again.  Time to enter the annual SND Best of News Design Creative Competition.  You all know what that means. Sifting through stacks and stacks of tear sheets. Slicing, taping, filling out forms. Checking and re-checking rules and categories. Agonizing, analyzing, questioning. Gaining confidence, losing nerve, puffing with pride and deflating with doubt. […]

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.

Facilitators wanted for SND41: Join us in St. Petersburg

If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to get involved with SND, or to spend a weekend with 60 of the best visual minds in the business, this is your chance. About 30 SND professional volunteers will be needed again in February 2020 to assist in the 41st annual Best of News Design Creative Competition […]

World’s Best winners in print and digital honored at SND41 opening reception

The Society for News Design announced three World’s Best-Designed™ Newspapers — La Nación (Argentina), The Sunday Times (United Kingdom) and The New York Times (United States) — and one World’s Best-Designed™ winner from the digital design competition — Reuters — at the opening reception of its 41st annual workshop.

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 […]

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 […]

Six finalists for World’s Best-Designed in Digital

The World’s Best-Designed™ winner will be announced at The Society’s annual workshop in Chicago in April. Here are the six finalists: SND40 | Best of Digital Design Judges’ remarks This year we saw more publications employ audience-first thinking and narrow their coverage and presentation approach to serve the reader/user first. These deep dives on particular topics, […]

Enter the 2019 SND Best of Student Design Competition

Students: share your voice. The Best of Student Design annual competition, hosted by Michigan State University, gives students a chance to have their design work at a campus publication — as well as also projects done for a class, a job or an internship — appraised by top professionals. Last year’s competition attracted nearly 300 […]

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 […]