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 […]
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 […]
We’re pleased to introduce you to this year’s candidates for the 2018 SND offices of secretary-treasurer, vice president and president. Voting is open to all SND members and will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 11, and continue through Wednesday, Nov. 22. Election results will be announced on Monday, Nov. 27.
We’re pleased to introduce a new feature for SND members — a new portal that makes it easy to find nearby members; see and connect with members anywhere in the world with a visual and dynamic directory.
It’s hard to believe we are less than a week from the Society for News Design annual workshop in Charlotte, N.C. We want to share a few tips for when you arrive in the Queen City. FROM THE AIRPORT After relaxing in one of the famed rocking chairs at Charlotte Douglas International, the easiest way […]
On Thursday the state of North Carolina reached an “awkward compromise” to repeal House Bill 2, the controversial measure that restricted cities such as Charlotte from enacting anti-discrimination ordinances and required transgender people in public buildings to use the bathroom corresponding with the gender marked on their birth certificate. “In a perfect world, with a […]
The Society for News Design has announced seven finalists for the award of World’s Best Designed Digital News experience. Each is wildly different in their focuses but share an overriding commitment to visual storytelling.
The New York Times has won Gold for its profile of Olympic gymnast Simone Biles; this piece also won Gold in the Features category. Category: Special events: 2016 Summer Olympic Games Title: Simone Biles Link: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/08/05/sports/olympics-gymnast-simone-biles.html Comments: “This is a cool concept. Simone Biles is excellent, as is discovered in this piece. What she does […]