SND/NYC 2018: The Society for News Design 40th Anniversary Workshop
Society for News Design

Join us for the 40th Anniversary Workshop, Creative Conference and Awards Gala of the Society for News Design!

Three days of talks, training, community and inspiration about the future (and past) of storytelling, visual journalism and news products across all mediums.

March 22–24, 2018

The New School
in New York City

Tentative Schedule

The full schedule will be announced soon. We are planning three packed days of talks, training, workshops, social events and field trips to take advantage of all New York has to offer.

Thursday, March 22: Register for half-day or full-day training sessions focused on real-world skills, such as HTML and CSS, D3.js, mapping, augmented reality, web typography and more. We are also planning field trips to museums, tours of media offices and studios and organizing a full-day, design-thinking and prototyping challenge for teams. All attendees are welcome to sign-up for any of these sessions.

Thursday evening: Join us for the opening party and reception.

Friday, March 23: A single-track day of talks at The New School’s Tishman Auditorium meant to inspire, challenge and provoke. We’ll cover a range of topics, disciplines and formats. There will be time for breaks, networking, socializing and exploring the city, as well. 

Friday evening: The annual awards reception honoring the Best of News Design, in print and digital, and the recipients of SND’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Saturday, March 24: The final day of sessions, workshops and exhibitors at The New School. Multiple tracks, breakout sessions and hands-on demonstrations will allow attendees to focus. Students and recent graduates can participate in a portfolio review. 

Saturday evening: Stick around for the closing party, a last chance for networking and conversation, and join an SND tradition: Karaoke night in support of the Foundation’s education and outreach efforts.

The Workshop

We are beginning to craft sessions and recruit speakers. Some of the issues and questions at the forefront of organizers’ minds:

  • How do we stay inspired, fuel our creativity and build the next generation of leaders?
  • What is the future of print, both in the U.S. and globally?
  • How should we design for new interfaces like bots, voice, wearables and an expanding world of devices?
  • Can trust, credibility and participation in media be improved through design?

Of course, we'll also dive into the latest innovations and best practices of data visualization, multimedia storytelling, alternative storyforms, distributed platforms, collaborative workflows, typography, cartography, illustration, video, content management systems … and every other facet of publishing today.


Register for SND/NYC 2018

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The Venue

The hub of activity at SND/NYC will be The New School’s impressive University Center building in Greenwich Village near Union Square, which opened in 2014 and was designed by Roger Duffy. The New York Times’s architecture critic called the building “a celebration of the cosmopolitan city.” And, to take advantage of New York’s incredible range of neighborhoods, we are looking to host receptions, parties and ancillary events throughout the city.

The New School is home to Parsons School of Design and the newly created Journalism + Design program.

About SND

The Society for News Design is an international organization for news media professionals and visual communicators who create print, web, mobile publications and products. Since 1978, the Society has worked to define and elevate the best of visual journalism across every medium through its annual creative competitions, workshops and training events. During the past decade, annual workshop locations have spanned the globe, from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. and from Buenos Aires to Frankfurt, Germany. The 2018 Workshop will be the first hosted in New York City since 1982, when it was chaired by the legendary Lou Silverstein.