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3 Questions: The SND35 judges

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.

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College News Design Contest set at SSND Mizzou

Dates for the 2014 College News Design Contest at SSND Mizzou are now set. The competition is open to all college students.

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SND35 World’s Best: Die Zeit

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 [...]

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SND35 World’s Best: The Grid

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 [...]

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SND35 World’s Best: The Guardian

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 [...]

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SND35: 5 World’s Best-Designed™ Newspapers

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.

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SND35 World’s Best: Welt am Sonntag

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 [...]

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SND35 World’s Best: Dagens Nyheter

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 [...]

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3 Questions: Lotta Ek

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 [...]

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3 Questions: Greg Branson

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 [...]

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3 Questions: Elizabeth Burr

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 [...]

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3 Questions: Will Alford

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 [...]

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3 Questions: Jason Benavides

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 [...]

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3 Questions: Fabián Cárdenas

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 [...]

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3 Questions: Frank Mina

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 [...]

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Tallying winners at SND35: The unofficial results

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.

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