Donate to help news designers in India enter their work to compete against the world in Society for News Design's annual competition.

The background

Despite the growth of new platforms, there is still a strong preference for print media among news consumers in India. One supporting factor is the high literacy rate and the other is the culture of regular newspaper reading from the Colonial times. There has been a steady, promising increase in readership which makes India a fertile land suitable for new publications.

However accessing high-level training and support for Indian journalists can be a challenge given cost and distance.

For the last two years the Society for News Design (snd.org) has held training events and outreach led by T.K. Sajeev Kumar. Here is a report from one event last year.

Supporting Indian news designers to compete against the best news designers in the world is a natural next step.

SND's Best of News Design

Every year SND hosts the Best of News Design competition bringing together judges to assess thousands of entries from more than 30 countries.

It is the leading competition for news design in the world. Each entry costs $15.


Collecting entries

T.K. Sajeev Kumar, SND's regional director in India, is collecting work -- these are news, sports and features pages, illustrations and infographics from designers around India. With your help we would like to enter the best of these pages into the competition, a cost that is otherwise prohibitive for these journalists.


Indian newspaper industry by the numbers

India's thriving, colorful culture is also a thriving news culture. Here are some basics:

  • Registered newspapers: 14,508
  • Registered English-language newspapers: 1,406
  • Other-language newspapers: 13,102
  • Hindi-language newspapers: Hindi, 7,910
  • Registered magazines: 82,237

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