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


Here are the 17 newspapers that survived a long weekend of elimination rounds in the World’s Best-Designed™ Newspaper competition. From these, a five-judge team unanimously selected the winner or winners. But we’re not ready to disclose the final outcome just yet.

The winner or winners will be announced at the SND Workshop in Washington, D.C., this April. (Learn more and register here.)

The finalists among more than 200 entries are, in no particular order:

  • The Washington Post (U.S.)
  • Politiken (Denmark)
  • Svenska Dagbladet (Sweden)
  • Excelsior (Mexico)
  • The National Post (Canada)
  • De Morgen (Belgium)
  • Informação  (Portugal)
  • Welt am Sonntag (Germany)
  • The Grid (Canada)
  • La Nacion (Argentina)
  • Los Angeles Times (U.S.)
  • The Guardian (U.K.)
  • Dagens Nyheter (Sweden)
  • De Volkskrant (Netherlands)
  • Die Welt (Germany)
  • New York Times (U.S.)
  • Folha de São Paulo (Brazil)

ANALYSIS: See judges’ comments about what made the World’s Best-Designed™ finalists stand apart at the SNDDC site.

About Lee Steele

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

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