The Meek School of Journalism and New Media

The University of Mississippi

Meek faculty and students work with industry leaders to facilitate SND Creative Competition

Posted on: March 2nd, 2016 by ewrobins
UM students Caroline Callaway and Morgan Oberhausen with Rolling Stone art director Joe Hutchinson

UM students Caroline Callaway and Morgan Oberhausen with Rolling Stone art director Joe Hutchinson

It may have been -23 degrees outside, but the creative juices were flowing earlier this year at the Society for News Design’s “Best of News Design™” Creative Competition in Syracuse, NY. Newspaper, magazine and media designs from all over the world, categorized into World’s Best, Features, Long Form, Visuals, News, and Combination Print/Digital Presentation, were judged by an impressive team of creative professionals representing publications ranging from Rolling Stone to The Los Angeles Times.

Caroline Callaway watches "The Displaced," which won the coveted "Best of Show." The New York Times presented this in-depth story through virtual reality, print and digital media.

Caroline Callaway watches “The Displaced,” which won the coveted “Best of Show.” The New York Times presented this in-depth story through virtual reality, print and digital media.

Helping with the judging process this year were Meek School faculty, Darren Sanefski and Stefanie Goodwiller, and students, Caroline Callaway and Morgan Oberhausen.

“What an amazing experience!” Morgan shared. “It broadened my perception of what publication design can be. It is more than just ‘news.’ It is an art form that takes words and makes them more than just type on paper. One of the most interesting parts of the competition was listening to the judges discuss the entries eligible for a medal. To hear their opinions about what is innovative and exceptional in the world of design was truly enlightening. I couldn’t have asked for a more enjoyable and inspiring opportunity.”