The Call for Entries for the 2017 edition of the SND Best of Digital Design Competition is now open! Entries can be submitted at http://digital.snd.org/ This competition seeks to find the best digital stories and products from the past year. Changes in design and technology are revolutionizing storytelling not just for journalism but across all […]
The Danish digital news site Zetland_ won the digital award “Best of Show”, while the Finnish newspaper Sunnuntaisiomalainen won the “Best of Show” in print when the winners in the competition Best of Nordic News design were revealed Wednesday evening in Copenhagen.
This week we take a break from print design to look at some of the digital work being done by our members. Matt Callahan is a designer at the Washington Post, working in both print and digital projects. His digital portfolio was given an Award of Excellence this year in the SND Digital Competition. The […]
Most of the news industry has accepted the idea that their mobile audience is the most important and often the fastest growing, but few news sites are truly designed mobile-first. The relentless focus on an amazing mobile experience is why the 2016 World’s Best for Digital Design was awarded to The Outline. As the Outline […]
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 Washington Post has won Silver for its body of work. Category: Portfolio: Organization Links: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/world/border-barriers/global-illegal-immigration-prevention/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/lifestyle/national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture/guided-tour/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/2016-election/election-results-from-coast-to-coast/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/sports/olympics/scale-of-the-olympics/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/business/wonk/housing/overview/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/maps-of-american-infrastrucure/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/sports/nfl-draft-history/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/2016-election/presidential-wikipedias/ Comments: “The Post shows consistency throughout its portfolio both in the range visualization techniques and range of form, as seen by pieces like “Raising Barriers” and “Six maps that show that anatomy […]
The New York Times has won Silver for its body of work. Category: Title: Portfolio: Organization Links: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/12/07/world/asia/rodrigo-duterte-philippines-drugs-killings.html https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/09/15/arts/design/national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture.html https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/08/05/sports/olympics-gymnast-simone-biles.html https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/06/10/world/middleeast/syria-road-trip.html https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/03/10/magazine/25-songs-that-tell-us-where-music-is-going.html https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/01/28/upshot/donald-trump-twitter-insults.html Politics Facebook Messenger https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/05/19/science/space/seeking-plutos-frigid-heart-nytvr.html Comments: “The body of work is incredibly impressive. The attention to detail and how consistently well edited everything is shows. Each piece on its own was solid and […]
The Washington Post has won Silver for its profile of the refugee crisis. Category: Special events: Refugee Crisis Title: Washington Post Coverage Links: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/world/border-barriers/global-illegal-immigration-prevention/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/world/lesbos/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/world/migrant-legislation/ Comments: “It’s well done, it’s ambitious. The pieces are all long — more like a short documentary than a single experience. The journey that the refugees are taking, though, […]
The Washington Post has won Silver for its digital coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics. Category: Special events: 2016 Summer Olympic Games Title: Post Coverage Links: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/sports/olympics/scale-of-the-olympics/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/sports/olympics/olympic-body-types/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/sports/olympics/office-olympics/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/sports/olympics/rio-2016-olympic-medal-count/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/sports/olympics/the-1000-medals-of-the-united-states/ Comments: “Playful and consistent. It made me smile. It made me laugh. And that’s part of the experience. You can mouse over anything and […]
The New York Times has won Silver for its composite panorama breaking down the 100m race final won by Usain Bolt at the Rio Olympics. Category: Special events: 2016 Summer Olympic Games Title: Usain Bolt Link: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/08/15/sports/olympics/usain-bolt-mens-100-meters-final.html Comments: “We’ve seen a lot of panoramics and this is a good example of how to do it […]
The New York Times has won Silver for its series of composite photographs showing key moments during the Rio Olympics. Category: Special events: 2016 Summer Olympic Games Title: Decisive Moments Link: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/08/20/sports/olympics/decisive-moments-rio-olympics-composite-pictures.html Comments: “There’s artistry and movement, beautifully executed. Like an infographic in photos, moments captured carefully and in motion. It’s accessible and consumable and […]
The Wall Street Journal won Gold for its innovative ‘Red Feed, Blue Feed’ chronicle of the left-right split in the United States. Category: Features: Single-subject project Title: Red Feed, Blue Feed Link: http://graphics.wsj.com/blue-feed-red-feed/ Comments: “The Wall Street Journal blew our mind in how brilliantly simple this piece was. It’s an important story told in a […]
The New York Times has struck Gold for the second time in the competition, for its entry focusing on Chicago violence, ‘A Bullet Could Hit Me and My Kids Anytime.’
Vice News Design has earned Silver, its first, for its motion graphic breakdown of “All I Want for Christmas.” Category: Motion Graphics Title: Mariah Carey Link: https://vimeo.com/202297501/7e3ba77715 Comments: “VICE put in a lot of fun data in terms of the structure of this music, which you don’t see in a lot of motion graphics. Their […]
The Guardian of London has earned a Silver medal in Experimental Design for its VR experience of solitary confinement. Category: Experimental Design Title: 6×9: A VR Experience of Solitary Confinement Link: https://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2016/apr/27/6×9-a-virtual-experience-of-solitary-confinement Comments: “It’s using the VR characteristic of putting you in the place, but the audio and experiences that happen help tell the story […]