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Home » » Winner: The New York Times Graphics Department
“Home Run Kings,” New York, NY, 2007. Designed by Amanda Cox, Shan Carter, Joe Ward. Photo: New York Times

Discussion

The three main criteria for the jury are excellence, innovation, and enhancement of the quality of life. What do you think?

Visitor comments

  1. Congratulations to everybody at the Times on your National Design Award and all your great work. This kind of accessible, interesting information design helps make things better every day.

    — Scott Stowell · Apr 30, 10:18 AM

  2. Congratulations to the team on the delivering complicated statistical news data and informational maps into an innovative interactive design that communicates breaking news with tight deadlines. Cheers to them! Keep them coming.

    — Dixon Rohr · Apr 30, 08:32 PM

  3. Congrats to all – great work and well deserved.

    — Design Army · May 1, 10:44 AM

  4. Several times I’ve written to the Editor of the NY Times with praise for their graphics, so I was delighted to see this nomination.

    Most newspaper graphics simply illustrate a story. At the NY Times, the interactive graphics are usually far better than the story — letting normal readers like me really explore the underlying data and discover issues that aren’t obvious. I’ve often wished that there was a way to preserve the graphics, and/or post them into a special section. Years from now I am confident that the graphics will be far more insightful than the accompanying articles!

    — Tom Melcher · May 3, 11:13 PM

  5. I have to admit that I always first skim through the issues and admire all the beautiful layouts and typography. actual reading comes later :)

    — Marisa · May 6, 11:54 AM

  6. Congratulations! This is a great team! From Pamplona, Spain, Malofiej also happy! Best!

    — Alvaro Gil · May 22, 05:31 AM

  7. The first reference in the world of informational graphics and data visualization. Best wishes!!

    — Carlos Gámez · May 31, 03:52 PM

  8. Congratulations to all, especially Steven Duenes.

    — Nancy Ganahl · Jul 23, 09:38 PM

  9. To Steve Duenes-Enjoy your White House luncheon! Congratulations to everyone!

    — Don and Joan Clucas · Jul 24, 12:06 AM

  10. Congratulations, especially Shan Carter. Where can we read a list of all 30 of the people who make up the NYT Design Team?

    — Robin West · Jul 24, 07:04 PM

  11. I am working on a book
    “Designing Diagrams”
    I wish to get in touch with a member of The New York Times Graphics Department.Can you give me an e-mail address?

    — Jan Gauguin · Jul 29, 11:37 AM

  12. Much deserved recognition of high quality informative and innovative interactive visualizations… Bravo!

    — Ben Shneiderman · Sep 12, 03:42 PM

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The New York Times Graphics Department

The Communication Design Award, which honors work in graphic or multimedia design, is presented to The New York Times Graphics Department. The New York Times has a long history of groundbreaking information graphics. From Sept. 11, 2001, when the department produced scores of maps and diagrams explaining the attacks and their aftermath, to the 2008 presidential election when the desk built the interactive maps on nytimes.com, the Times Graphics Department provides readers with a visual way to understand the news. A staff of cartographers, illustrators, researchers and developers work as a team to shape and deliver information by reporting, writing, designing, drawing and programming information graphics for both the printed newspaper and nytimes.com. Over time, the graphics have evolved from simple maps and charts to more complex visualizations, but the goal of authoritative, accurate journalism has remained the same.