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, […]
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 […]
The Society for News Design was created 40 years ago to support its members. More than 19,000 people with an interest in visual journalism have shared in the organization over these four decades, benefiting from and advancing our community. We remain steadfast in our mission to serve you. If you have been affected by recent […]
Every year, the Society for News Design hosts its Best of Digital Design competition and brings more than a dozen judges from across the United States and around the globe to review 1,000+ entries. Sisi Wei, who helps facilitate the program, sat down with a student volunteer to chat about the competition, how judges are selected and […]
O Globo (of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) has earned the first-ever Best of Show award in SND’s annual ÑH competition, which covers Spain, Portugal and Latin America. O Globo’s 14-minute video presentation, “The War for Brazil” earned the honor for its powerful look at how the number of murders in Brazil exceeds that of wars, […]
These webinars are now archived and available for viewing, along with five previous webinars created in 2017 on design and infographics.
If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to get involved with SND, or to spend a weekend with some of the best visual minds in the business, this is your chance. About 30 SND professional volunteers will be needed again in February 2019 to assist in the 40th annual Best of News Design Creative Competition […]
I wanted to post this front page, just to take a moment to reflect upon the work we do as journalists. I think we all feel a kinship with our colleagues in Annapolis, Maryland, whose newsroom fell under attack yesterday. We share in their grief, and we, as fellow human beings, stand amazed at their […]
We are thrilled to announce three new webinars, coming in July. These will be offered live in July and will be free for SND members.
From Marty Steffens, professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism: Former SND President Warren Watson died May 27 at Maine Medical Center in Augusta, where he had been hospitalized since mid-December with complications of diabetes. The longtime journalist and nonprofit executive was 67. Watson was SND president in 2003 and later served as […]
By Claire Barkholz Jason Chiu, the deputy head of visual journalism at The Globe and Mail in Toronto, shed light at SNDNYC about why his data and design team switched to an audience-driven approach 18 months ago. Some might call the switch a redesign, but Chiu can’t stand that term. “Redesign,” he said, implies change purely for […]
By Taylor Skelton Driven by a desire to deliver smart news efficiently, the team at Axios relied on the ideal of subtraction, according to its chief design officer, Alexis Lloyd, who spoke at SNDNYC about developing the product from the ground up. The goal was to design a product that would serve readers and allow them to be […]
SND is going strong heading into its 40th year, having transformed the design conversation in newsrooms over the past generation. To celebrate this occasion, we asked five design luminaries — Deb Withey, Julie Elman, Pablo Bernasconi, Andrea Levy, and Chloe Cushman — to create special pin designs. You can purchase them individually, or buy the whole set
The judging of the SND Best of Digital Design competition is under way at Medill Northwestern University campus in Washington D.C., and for the seventh year in a row, the number of entries has exceeded those of the previous year. The team of judges is looking at 1,014 entries — marking the first time the […]