Best of Digital: Silver to Washington Post for overall Olympics coverage

The Washington Post has won Silver for its digital coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Category: Special events: 2016 Summer Olympic Games
Title: Post Coverage

Comments: “Playful and consistent. It made me smile. It made me laugh. And that’s part of the experience. You can mouse over anything and it fills with color or movement, it’s a lot of fun. Great and unique comparisons to things like pizza boxes or Boeing. Scale and angle is interesting but it works, it feels relatively seamless. The simplicity of the illustrations is consistent and effective to explain the concepts. Medals is a new take on the usual chart, but very simple and good. It’s outside normal Olympics coverage, more whimsical and imaginative to deal with data (i.e., how many medals win). It surprises you with the approach. Brilliant.”

About Stephen Komives

Previously served as Executive Director of the Society for News Design, from 2009–2019.


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