The 33rd World’s Best-Designed™ News competition begins. Meet the judges

Judging of the 33rd edition of the World’s Best-Designed™ newspaper — or Category 1, as we like to call it — segment of the Best of News Design™ begins today in Syracuse, N.Y. The judges for the other categories of the competition have found their way home.

We now have five new judges, all with fresh eyes, who came as far away as China and Denmark. They are ready to review the 230 entries vying for the top honors of World’s Best. The coveted award will honor work from 2011, with a focus on the complete newspaper experience.

Meet your judges…

SND33: Behind the scenes of Svenska Dagbladet’s Best in Show coverage

The terror attack against Norway and the shootings on the island Utøya was an enormous tragedy. At the same time it put the news media under very high pressure. However it is necessary to focus and to have a plan when you present news. That is the most important task for a newspaper.
What follows is how we covered the story.

UPDATE:Photos from the announcement at SvD, and a full list of the SvD team that worked on the project on the jump

Check out coverage of SND33 here

Enter SND’s Best of Digital Design here

Nominate a site or app to be World’s Best here

SND33: Winner-tracker™

Judging is under way in surprisingly snowless Syracuse, NY, in the Society for News Design’s annual competition. The team of judges come from all over the world: Hong Kong, London, Buenos Aires, Bloomington, Indiana. Stay tuned to this page for updates all weekend long. We’ll capture trends and quotes, meet the people, look at the pages, and we’ll give you a sample of some of the competition winners.

The judging will last until Monday evening as judges sort through 10,131 entries, just about as many as last year.

Check here for coverage of SND33 all weekend.

Angle named 34th edition coordinator; Smith to chair 35th

After the regular updates were given about how this year’s competition is proceeding, and instructions were given for the afternoon, we were treated to a bit of breaking news during today’s lunch break. SND competition director C. Marshall Matlock announced that Melissa Angle will be the coordinator for the Society’s 34th edition in 2013. He […]

VIDEO: The discussion and judging process behind SND33’s first gold medal

The first gold medal of SND33 was awarded by the news team on Sunday morning in the business page design category. The Washington Post page features an alternative story form with the headline “Tablet shopping: Who’s been nice?” In this video, judges of the news team discuss the page and vote. Judges’ comments: “They took […]

VIDEO: Crutchmer debriefs us on Day 2, forecasts the finish

It was a busy day at Syracuse University. SND 33rd edition coordinator Josh Crutchmer from the Minneapolis Star Tribune walks us through how things are proceeding at the competition, shares his reaction to today’s gold medal winners, forecasts how things will wrap up on Day Three — including the process for a revamped Best in Show potential — and even picks a Super Bowl winner.