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food & environment reporting network

Photo by John Schnobrich on Unsplash

a digital publishing platform


home, article, and donation pages

For seven years we’ve helped the FERN, an investigative journalism non-profit in New York, amplify their stories’ reach. From donation systems to tools for distributing articles to in-site promotion systems, we’ve designed and coded it. It’s a comprehensive non-profit digital publishing platform.

special features: slideshow by photographer article map using google api custom banner system

customized for apple news, google amp, and facebook news platforms

logo geometry

logo design

interactive infographics, from animated gifs to data-driven

promotional donation page, advertising

Working with South Bend has been a fantastic experience. Jeff’s design and development skills are unmatched. Projects come in on time and on budget and look amazing. Every time.

Tom Laskawy, Co-founder and executive director

custom wordpress platform

comprehensive publishing tools


GDPR compliance

university licensing tools

stripe and paypal

google AMP

facebook news

apple news

custom analytics

advertising system

modal system

banner system



Tom Laskawy, Executive Director

Sam Fromartz, Editor-in-chief

Kristina Johnson, Assistant editor and website manager  

South Bend Design:

Jeff Fassnacht, Web Design and Development

Dan Jaworsky, Web Development

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415 489 0678