The Society for News Design is thrilled to announce the 2013 World’s Best-Designed™ news sites and apps: NAUTILUS, WNYC for iPhone, Al Jazeera America for iPhone and The New York Times.
Here is the final list of winners from The Best of Digital Design competition held March 21-23 at the Ball State campus in Indianapolis. The list contains awards of excellence, silver medals and gold medals.
Best of Digital Design judges awarded a silver medal to the Washington Post’s long-form overall portfolio. It was the 12th silver medal awarded in the competition.
Best of Digital Design judges awarded a silver medal to a Washington Post portfolio featuring interactive stories. It is the competition’s 11th silver medal.
Best of Digital Design judges awarded The New York Times’ organizational portfolio a silver medal. It was the 10th silver medal awarded in the competition.
Best of Digital Design judges awarded The New York Times a silver medal for its mayoral election coverage. It was the 9th silver medal awarded in the competition.
Best of Digital Design judges awarded NPR’s “Planet Money Makes a T-Shirt” presentation two medals in two different categories.
Tbe Best of Digital Design judges awarded National Geographic a silver award in the single story project category for its “Last Song” digital edition article; the 7th silver medal.
Best of Digital Design judges awarded UT San Diego a silver medal in the “use of multimedia” category for its “How California restricts assault rifles” presentation. It is the competition’s 6th silver medal.
Best of Digital Design judges have awarded The Guardian a silver medal in the “Use of Multimedia” category for its Firestorm presentation. It is the competition’s fifth silver medal.
The Best of Digital Design judges have given National Geographic a silver medal in the use of multimedia category for its presentation on Serengeti lions. It is the competition’s fourth silver medal.
Judges have awarded the Best of Digital Design’s first gold medal to the Guardian for its interactive NSA/Edward Snowden graphic in the “use of multimedia” category.
Judges have award the Best of Digital Design competition’s third silver medal to The New York Times for its “What’s the Right Call on Fourth Down? Ask this Robot.” web app in the features, data project category.
The backbone of digital judging is, of course, the judges. Along with the coordinators of this year’s event in Indianapolis, these professionals have sorted through and evaluated entries from publications worldwide and across platforms.
Best of Digital Design judges have awarded the second silver medal of the competition to The New York Times’ single-subject, project on runners and spectators’ thoughts and memories from the moment when the Boston Marathon bombing happened.
Best of Digital Design judges have award the competition’s first silver medal to The Boston Globe (www.bostonglobe.com) for its non-planned coverage on its homepage over multiple days of the Boston Marathon bombing.