The Society of News Design Foundation has added Darren Sanefski to its board, tasking him with the role of education director.
Sanefski is an assistant professor of multiple platform journalism at the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at The University of Mississippi. He has an extensive news design and marketing background.
He received his master of arts (interactive design) from the State University of New York at Oswego and a bachelor of fine arts (visual communication) from Syracuse University. He was on the faculty at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University from 2005 until 2012. Sanefski worked for The Post-Standard newspaper in Syracuse, NY. Most recently, he was the paper’s sports design editor and designed interactive sports graphics for its sister website, Syracuse.com.
Other officers include: president, Rob Schneider of the Dallas Morning News; vice president, David Kordalski of The Cleveland Plain Dealer; and secretary-treasurer, Lee Steele of Hearst Connecticut Newspapers.
At Ole Miss, Sanefski teaches design and principles of design courses and frequently works with students individually in the Student Media Center.