It is finally here. We couldn’t be more excited to “see” everyone for the Society for News Design’s 2020 annual workshop. SND 2020 kicks off on Friday with our first four sessions and rolls right on through the weekend with some amazing speakers on Saturday afternoon, a quick break on Sunday, then a full week […]
What sparks collaboration? How do different crafts work together to tell stories? When should the design of visual information be explanatory and when should it be exploratory? SND 2020 will incubate those discussions and inspire answers, all with the goal of practical applications. Our goal is to help you know what to learn, how to […]
Due to the health and safety concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic that continues to escalate, the Executive Committee of the Society for News Design and the SNDDC workshop committee have decided to postpone the annual workshop, as well as the associated leadership, student and typography sessions, that had been scheduled for April 3-6, 2020, in […]
WASHINGTON — Matt Mansfield, an award-winning journalist, designer, educator and volunteer, will be honored with the Society for News Design’s Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony on Sunday, April 5, in Washington, D.C. A champion for nonpartisan reporting, visual storytelling and innovative design in his own career, Mansfield has volunteered for the Society in a […]
Washington, D.C. in the spring: Cherry Blossoms along the Tidal Basin, the epicenter of politics during campaign season — and next year, the site of SND’s Annual Workshop: SNDDC 2020. SNDDC happens April 5-6, with pre-conference sessions and events beginning on Saturday, April 4. The workshop will explore how our craft has moved beyond newsrooms, […]
SND kicked off the 2019 workshop with a party on April 4 at the beautiful Chicago Cultural Center, toasting Lifetime Achievement Award winners Susan Mango Curtis and Tim Harrower and announcing the big winners of the society’s Best of News Design and Best of Digital Design competitions. (Video by Stephanie Sokol)
SND’s annual workshops are run by an army of volunteers, and one of the perks of the job is the opportunity to take over the society’s social media accounts, along with the SND.org blog, to document the action. At the 2019 workshop in Chicago, the volunteer team organized its observations in SND’s Slack workspace, creating […]
Written by Lee Catherine Collins, Ole Miss SND hosts a panel session, The Inclusion Challenge in photojouranlism, from right to left, Susan Mango, Akili-Casundria Ramsess, Nicole Frugé, and Kainaz Amaria come together to discuss the under-representation of women and people of color in photojournalism. This afternoon’s panel on photojournalism featured Kainaz Amaria, Nicole Frugé, Akili […]
Written by Aleaha Smith, Michigan State During the second session of the day, author, infographic specialist and freelancer Alberto Cairo challenges us to look deeper as we design and interpret infographics. “We need to talk a bit less about how to make visualizations and infographics and more about how we reason about them,” Cairo explains. He implores […]
What a privilege to pay tribute to the one and only Tim Harrower. And what a challenge to properly capture all that we love and celebrate about his work here at the 40th anniversary of SND’s first workshop — and in the Midwest, close to where Tim’s journey began.
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.
Written by Lee Catherine, University of Mississippi Rishad Patel from The Splice Newsroom filled our minds with the possibilities of an innovative, responsible framework for news that is still in the early stages. This idea stemmed from Patel’s desire to create something – a framework, system, maybe a manifesto? No. Patel refers to his big […]
Written by Aleaha Reneé Smith, Michigan State University Due to a shift in technological methods, many journalistic outlets have begun to search for ways of incorporating visuals within their daily posts and stories. Washington Post Design Editor Matthew Callahan and Graphics Assignment Editor Danielle Rindler have pushed for cross-divisional collaboration within the post to do […]
Design Thinking, Panel Discussions, and Portfolio Reviews, oh my! Written by Audriana Gibson, Michigan State University We are starting #SNDChicago off right. As many as 40 students or more gathered to gain insight on the innovative process dubbed “Design Thinking,” presented by Northwestern University’s Joe Germuska of Knight Lab. Separated into four groups, students collaborated with […]
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 […]
#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 […]