Society of News Design Honors Tom Bodkin

Tom Bodkin at SND

Over the weekend, in Washington, DC, The Society for News Design honored New York Times design director, chief creative officer and a deputy managing editor Tom Bodkin with its Lifetime Achievement Award, the international organization’s highest honor. Tom was my boss during my tenure at The Times, and I’ll be forever grateful to him for his invaluable mentorship and friendship. There’s a big crew of talented designers who labor every day to make The Times the pillar of design that it is, but Tom is responsible for pointing them all in the right direction, and that guidance over the past three and a half decades has been a critical part of the organization’s continued prestige. Congratulations, Tom, the honor is well deserved.

More at, where they also feature this Q & A with Tom about his tenure at The Times.