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Meet the judges: Anne Van Wagener

As the College News Design Contest gets closer (5 days left to enter!), we’re introducing you to our six judges. Anne is one of our three judges for the multimedia categories. — Joy Mayer

Anne Van Wagener is an accomplished visual journalist with more than 18 years experience integrating content and design for the web and printed media. In January 2009 she joined msnbc.com as the studio design manager overseeing the editorial design team. She spent nearly 10 years at The Poynter Institute for Media Studies as design editor and six years at The Tennessean Newspaper as design/graphics editor.  She holds an MFA degree in graphic design from the prestigious Designer As Author program at School of Visual Arts in New York. In 2008, she received the Sappi Ideas That Matter grant to produce a complete branding and marketing campaign for Leaving Tracks, a nonprofit greyhound welfare organization. She has a six year-old greyhound named Blue.

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Meet the judges: Kevin Goodbar

As the College News Design Contest gets closer (6 days left to enter!), we’re introducing you to our six judges. Kevin is one of our three judges for the print categories. — Joy Mayer

Kevin Goodbar is a seasoned designer, with 25 years’ experience. A graduate of the University of Kansas with a BFA in Visual Communication, Goodbar spent much of his career in Austin, Texas. Working as a designer at the University of Texas, and later as Associate Creative Director at the noted design firm fd2s, Goodbar received numerous local design awards, including honors from the Austin Graphic Arts Association and the Austin Addys.

Goodbar also has served as Art Director at two city magazines: 5280 in Denver, and now St. Louis Magazine. During his tenures at both magazines, he supervised complete redesigns and rebranding of the magazines.

Goodbar has been recognized by Communication Arts, The Society for Publication Design, New York Art Directors Club and Print Magazine.

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Meet the judges: Rob Schneider

As the College News Design Contest gets closer (7 days left to enter!), we’re introducing you to our six judges. Rob is one of our three judges for the print categories.   — Joy Mayer

Rob Schneider is in charge of design, graphics and illustration for The Dallas Morning News. He has led successful redesigns of the DMN and The Providence Journal.

Rob was previously an editor, designer, writer, photographer, copy editor and sports editor for newspapers in Missouri and Nebraska.

His work has been awarded by The Society of News Design, Malofiej, Communication Arts, Illustrator’s Annual, PRINT magazine, APSE and The Teen Choice Awards.

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Meet the judges: Steve Dorsey

As the College News Design Contest gets closer (11 days left to enter!), we’re introducing you to our six judges. Rob is one of our three judges for the print categories. — Joy Mayer

Steve Dorsey is the vice president for R+D at the Detroit Media Partnership, the vice president of the Society for News Design, and a design consultant. He’s been involved in user-centered information design research for many years as well as product design, deadline art direction and production. Steve joined the DMP after working for 11 years at the Detroit Free Press, most recently as the deputy managing editor/presentation + innovation.

In the past year Steve has led efforts at the Detroit Free Press and Detroit Media Partnership working with IDEO to train and instill design-thinking and human-centered design principles in the organization’s recent business and delivery model shift, to coordinate qualitative market research and lead a complete redesign of the Free Press. More recently he’s worked with a team of local, national and international partners on the development of an e-reader edition of the Free Press.

Steve has been a speaker at conferences internationally, a visiting professor at Syracuse University, a recurring visiting faculty member at The Poynter Institute, and a frequent speaker and coach in numerous newsrooms. Steve has presented at SND affiliate conferences: the SND-Chinese News Page Design Boot Camp (Hangzhou, China), the IFRA Conference on Design (Paris), and the Malofiej Information Graphics Summit (Pamplona).

Since first volunteering as a Syracuse University student at the annual competition, Steve has worked in service to the Society for News Design and the craft for nearly 20 years, he’s held numerous positions within the Society.

Steve is a news and culture junkie. When he’s not working, he enjoys playing golf, poker and Xbox — although any success is purely accidental.

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