Judging the World’s Best-Designed™ Newspaper contest



Last week I had the honor of serving as one of the judges for the Society of News Design (SND) competition to choose the World’s Best-Designed™ Newspaper. Along with my colleagues (Steve Dorsey and Denise Reagan from the U.S., Paul Blickle from Germany and Alexandro Medrano from Mexico), we chose 5 newspapers. They are (click on each link to read our impressions on each of the newspapers):

Dagens Nyheter, Stockholm, Sweden

Die Zeit, Hamburg, Germany

The Grid, Toronto, Canada

Politiken, Copenhagen, Denmark

Welt am Sonntag, Berlin, Germany

Although I work for National Geographic magazine now, I love newspaper design and I spent 10 years working for daily newspapers (El Mundo in Spain and The New York Times). Judging the design of a newspaper is a tremendously difficult task, as the design is the expression of a newspapers voice shown through their use of photography, visual…

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