Cristóbal Edwards named SND international director

Cristóbal Edwards has been named SND’s international director. “Chris is uniquely positioned because of his diverse media experience coupled with his extensive travel and connections with visual journalists all over the globe,” said Steve Dorsey, SND president.

Edwards, 42, has flown just about one million air miles to 48 countries, 30 US states and two Canadian provinces since he first traveled abroad, when he was 3 months old… but this year’s SND workshop will be his first time in Missouri.

(Full details, in English and en Español)

SND fall board meeting: Aiming high above St. Louis

Society for News Design board members gathered for our twice-a-year board meeting Wednesday, Sept. 28 on the 21st floor of the workshop hotel — The Renaissance Grand. The board is made up of volunteers from across the globe representing different geographic regions and topic areas. At the meeting were members from Dubai, Germany, Mexico, Canada and the U.S.

Last-minute SND STL packing, travel, planning, social media and other useful, local logistical tips

Are you ready to rock SND STL? It’s going to be a blast! As you’re packing up and getting ready to make your trip, below is a gaggle of important and valuable links you might be able to use: WEATHER LOOKS GREAT, PACK A JACKET OR SWEATER FOR THE EVENINGS THOUGH This weekend is looking pretty nice […]

RIP Bob Cassilly, St. Louis innovator, artist, entrepreneur, founder of The City Museum

We regret to inform you that the world lost an amazing artist and entrepreneur today, Bob Cassilly, the founder of The City Museum. It was reported this morning that he was found dead from a bulldozer accident at one of his new creations-in-progress, Cementland. On Thursday at the SND STL opening reception, you’ll get to […]

Two meetups in two cities — all for one great cause

Going to ONA11 in Boston (Sept. 22-24) or SNDSTL in St. Louis (Sept. 29-Oct. 2)? We’ve got a couple of must-go parties for you. Both gatherings raise money for the SND Foundation, which provides training for journalists, student travel grants, internships, university scholarships and more. Sign up today!

In Boston, the [email protected] Meetup will be on Friday night (Sept. 23) at the Back Bay Social Club from 5-8. If you went last year in D.C., you know this is a great gathering with lots of fun networking and socializing.
In St. Louis, the SND Foundation’s Trivia Night fundraiser on Friday night (Sept. 30) will offer a local and fun way to interact with your design brothers and sisters while showing off your ninja-like knowledge.