To get to know them better, we asked the judges at SND35 Best of News Design™ three questions. Here are all the mini-interviews we conducted during the competition in Syracuse this year.
Dates for the 2014 College News Design Contest at SSND Mizzou are now set. The competition is open to all college students.
The judges wrote: Sophisticated with an underlying sense of fun, Die Zeit is one of Germany’s most well-known weekly newspapers and the design must get due credit. Balanced and symmetrical in its look, Die Zeit enjoys a quiet authority through its beautifully modular layout and its elegant and restrained typography. That authority allows it to [...]
The judges wrote: If The Grid were a friend — and it seems like it’s aiming to be – it would be the one who grabs this and that from their closet, adds a colorful scarf and a thrift shop bracelet to create a near perfect effect. Pleasingly jumbled at first glance, the whole look [...]
The judges wrote: The Guardian’s design is reassuring in its consistency and clarity, as it delivers a robust daily package of news supported by a clear and distinctive architecture that ranges from large attention-grabbing promos to something as small as body text. Long a standard-bearer for news design, The Guardian is among the most studied [...]
In the 35th annual The Best of News Design™ creative competition, five Society for News Design judges have named the World’s Best-Designed™ Newspapers.
The judges wrote: A remarkably consistent newspaper — from its front page to its last – with a striking symmetry, it is nonetheless lavish in its creative use of illustration, photography and white space. Its obvious attention to detail is a strong foundation for the line it walks between tradition and daring. This Sunday weekly [...]
The judges wrote: A newspaper that’s designed like a magazine, Sweden’s largest morning daily delivers a no-nonsense news report whose strength stems from strong, boldly cropped photos. The design uses white space efficiently to present a lot of information without overwhelming the reader. The front page does not lose its impact, even while still offering [...]
Lotta Ek is art director at Dagens Nyheter, Stockholm, Sweden’s largest morning newspaper, and is a judge for the 35th Best of News Design™ World’s Best competition. To get to know her better, we asked three questions: You’ve traveled a long way. How do you like Syracuse? It’s beautiful and with all the snow if feels like [...]
Greg Branson is assistant managing editor/presentation and innovation at the Kansas City Star and is a judge on the long-form team for the 35th Best of News Design™ competition. To get to know him better, we posed three questions: What are your impressions of the entries this year? The good stuff really shines through when you [...]
Elizabeth Burr is senior art director at the San Francisco Chronicle and is a features judge for the 35th Best of News Design™ competition. To get to know her better, we posed three questions: What has impressed you as a judge? Every year when I see the book, I am really amazed, but being here as [...]
Will Alford is a manager/new projects and business development at Cox Media Group and is on the team judging the News category for the 35th Best of News Design™ competition. To get to know him better, we posed three questions: What’s inspired you while judging? I think in a lot of interesting pages, but I’ve also seen [...]
Jason Benavides is features designer at the Charlotte Observer, and is judging the Features category for the 35th Best of News Design™ competition. To get to know him better, we posed three questions: What are your impressions of the work you’ve seen while judging Features? I’m very impressed. Even the ones that don’t make the Award [...]
Fabián Cárdenas is the art director for El Heraldo in Barranquilla, Colombia, and is World’s Best-Designed™ Newspaper competition judge at SND35. To get to know him better, we posed three questions: What was your takeaway from being a judge? A wonderful experience and having a different perspective about the world of newspaper design. Do you [...]
Frank Mina is AME/Presentation at the San Francisco Chronicle and is a judge for the 35th Best of News Design™ competition. To get to know him better, we posed three (or maybe three-and-a-half) questions: What advice would you give to designers entering the competition in the future? Editing your pieces so that the entry works as [...]
The 35th Best of News Design™ general competition has concluded after three very long days of judging at Syracuse University. 22 judges awarded 1,132 entries.