Posted: The 35th Call for Entries

The Call for Entries for the 35th annual Best of News Design Creative Competition is now available in pdf form, along with editable Entry and Tally & Payment forms. Check back for translations into Spanish and other languages coming soon. The entry deadline is Jan. 15, 2014, for U.S. entries, and Jan. 22 for international […]

We need photojournalists

The decision of the leadership of the Chicago Sun-Times (and its sister publications) to lay off virtually all of its photographers and most of its picture editors is simply the most recent — albeit the most extreme — example of the continued devaluation of content and journalists by those on the business side of our industry. While the challenges faced by media companies today are daunting and well documented, and efforts to rethink old models are being rolled out almost daily, we are concerned about the unintended consequences of a decision to replace decades of photojournalistic experience with reporters with smart phones.

World’s Best-Designed™ Newspaper: The Final 6

At Drumlins, first winners are already being announced, but back here, the wheels turn more slowly. Judges have just eliminated their first newspaper from the largest circulation category. I heard someone say “weeeee” when the envelope was tossed into the bin, but then the judges’ chamber returned to silence. Just the sound of envelopes opening and pages flipping.

Angle named 34th edition coordinator; Smith to chair 35th

After the regular updates were given about how this year’s competition is proceeding, and instructions were given for the afternoon, we were treated to a bit of breaking news during today’s lunch break. SND competition director C. Marshall Matlock announced that Melissa Angle will be the coordinator for the Society’s 34th edition in 2013. He […]