3 Questions: Ying Wu

yingYing Wu is assistant professor/design editor at the University of Missouri, and is a judge for the 35th Best of News Design™ competition. To get to know her better, we posed three questions:

You were a judge in the digital competition, but this is the first time you’ve judged the print competition. What’s been the most surprising thing you’ve seen so far?
I’m surprised there are so many entries from all over the world. Not only in English, but Chinese, Arabic…

Is there a category that has surprised you?
The sports category has amazing design. There are not many limitations in the content, and there are visual elements you can design with.

Have you spotted any trends or patterns?
I can tell a paper from America from a paper from Europe by the white space or the type selection. European papers have more logical, classical design.

About Lee Steele

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

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