3 Questions: Lotta Ek

lottaLotta 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 home.

So what are your impressions of the newspapers entered in the contest?
I’m overwhelmed with the amount but it is great to see all those newspapers. But many of them still look very much like each other, and I recognize them … they look the same as they did before.

What are your hobbies or interests away from work? 
My home and my family at the moment because I have three kids who are quote small — 2, 7 and 9 — but I like to cook and hang around with friends.

About Lee Steele

is design editor of the Hearst Connecticut Newspapers and 2015 president of the Society for News Design.

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