The Society for
News Design (SND) is an international organization for
professionals working in the news sector of the media industry,
specifically those involved with graphic design, illustration, web
design and infographics.
Founded in 1979, it is a United States-registered non-profit
organization with about 1,000 members worldwide. Among other
activities, it runs an annual Best of
News Design competition open to
newspapers from around the world at
Syracuse University every
February, an updated Best of Digital Design international competition
at Ball State University, and a yearly conference (rotating through
various cities) that brings in visual journalists from all over the
SND also has a number of offshoot organizations, including student
chapters (the largest including those at Ohio University, Michigan
State University, the
University of Missouri
University of Missouri and Syracuse University)
and international chapters.
4 External links
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4.2 Related sites
Officers serve a one-year term and are selected by election of the SND
membership. While the positions are decided on by election,
historically most positions are held by prior position holders in a
hierarchical style, in this way officers have generally progressed up
a leadership ladder through other areas on the board of directors.
President: Douglas Okasaki, Senior Designer, Gulf News
Vice President: Tyson Evans, Senior Editor, The New York Times
Secretary/treasurer: Paige Connor, Product Manager, CQ Roll Call
Executive director: Stephen Komives, Society for
Immediate Past President: Sara Quinn, R.M. Seaton Professional
Journalism Chair, Kansas State University
Past Presidents of the Society 
The organization publishes a number of publications throughout the
A yearly full-color book featuring images of the winners of the Best
of Newspaper Design competition
Design Magazine, a biannual full-color magazine notable for changing
its typography with every issue and focusing on the latest news design
SND Update, a web-based "newsletter" that tends to focus more on
breaking industry news and organization-related events.
Área-11, the digital newsletter in Spanish for México, Central &
South America (R-11 & 12).
SND holds a number of regional and international events, with the
purpose of educating and allowing opportunities for members to
network. The Society for
News Design's annual fall workshop rotates
through various cities around the world. Although generally in the
United States, the workshop has visited locations in Canada, Puerto
Rico, Denmark and Spain and Argentina (2009). The weekend-long event
features a number of guest speakers on a variety of topics along with
critiques, an auction and an awards dinner.
SND Orlando 2006 hosted "The Intern" competition. Ten students were
chosen from a pool of applicants to compete for internships at The San
Jose Mercury News, The Orlando Sentinel, and The Arizona Republic. The
students competed for a week and attended the conference, where the
winners were announced.
Throughout the year, SND members put on a number of one-to-two-day
educational quick courses held throughout the world and designed to
focus on a specific visual journalism topic.
On October 23, 24 and 25, 2015 SND organized the second edition of the
News Design at Dubai Knowledge Village at Dubai (UAE).
On 3 November 2017 The Society for
News Design organized the first SND
London conference: “The Future of Media is Visual” at NEWS UK
building. Keynote speakers; Matt Willey, The New York Times Magazine,
Art Director (US) and
Neville Brody is one of the most influential
graphic designers of the late 20th century and founder of brody
snd.org - Official Web site
Today's Front Pages - An updated-daily repository of newspaper front
pages by Newseum, a newspaper museum in Washington, D.C.
Society of Publication Designers - A similar professional
organization, focusing on magazines and other publications
Sharethoughts with tksajeev-A newspaperdesign blog
News design conferences and workshop in Midd