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The 37th Call For Entries: A Preview

With the release of the 37th Call For Entries drawing near, have a look at everything that’s new for the 2016 edition.

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World’s Best-Designed™: Down to the final 17 papers

Here are the 17 newspapers that survived two days of elimination rounds in the World’s Best-Designed Newspaper competition.

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Design judges reflect on the papers vying to be World’s Best™

Judges tasked with choosing the World’s Best-Designed Newspaper got a rare and unique perspective on the constanty-evolving state of newspaper presentation. After they saw all the entries, judges reflected on what they saw.

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Judges begin deciding the World’s Best-Designed Newspaper

Five judges, visiting Syracuse from various points around the globe, today started the process of selecting the World’s Best-Designed Newspaper, or Newspapers.

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Vote for the 35th book cover

Judges from across the globe met in Syracuse and Indianapolis recently for the Best of News Design competitions in print and digital. Their work is done. Now we turn to you. We’d like you to be the judge of this edition’s cover. We’re asking the design community to vote on the cover of 35th Annual […]

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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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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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SND35: Monday afternoon update, we are in the final stretch!

Good afternoon from Syracuse, where are finishing up the 35th Best in News Design™ competition (although the World’s Best judges stick around until Tuesday.) We have passed the 1,000 award threshold as we finish up the judging. The judges are in their final categories and will soon be moving toward discussing the potential candidates for […]

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SND35: Monday morning update, it’s the final day of the competition

Good sunny morning from Syracuse, where we have begun our final day for the 35th Best in News Design™ competition (although the World’s Best judges stick around until Tuesday.) The judges have given over 900 awards and the International Web Desk is hard at work trying to show you selected A of E’s, and all of Silver and Gold Medals and JSRs.

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SND35: Sunday night update

Night falls on Syracuse and the SND International Web Desk is busy cranking out coverage from the 35th Best of News Design™ competition. And there is a lot more to come tonight and tomorrow.

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SND35: World’s Best-Designed™ judges make first cut, 29 newspapers remain

The World’s Best Designed judges were hard at work on Saturday looking over all of the 192 Category 1 entries. And late last night, they made it through their first cut. What remains are 29 papers as judges have extensive discussions today. In this group of 29, judges will eventually select the few publications worthy […]

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