News updates

Meet the jury

The 2018 design competition jury meet in Helsinki during the first week of March 2019.

During some intense days they will go through hundreds of entries from all Nordic and Baltic countries, both digital and printed publications.


The print jury is hosted by Helsingin Sanomat, the largest newspaper in Finland.

The digital jury is hosted by Nitor Digital Engineering Company, an IT-consultancy in Finland and Sweden.


The results of this year’s competition will be revealed later this spring. Keep your eyes open for information on


Thank you to all participating in the competition, and also thank you to our hosts.

10 Finalists for World’s Best-Designed™ Newspaper

Five judges of the Worlds Best Designed™ Newspaper competition narrowed down more than 100 entries to 10 finalists over three days of deliberations in St. Petersburg.

Steve Dorsey, Javier Errea, Bill Gaspard, Suzette Moyer and Shazna Nessa first defined a shared vision and framework before paging through multiple sections from each newspaper entered.

The World’s Best-Designed™ winners will be announced at The Society’s annual workshop in Chicago in AprilThis special evening on April 4 also honors other Best of News Design winners.

You can read more about the finalists at

Årets Dagstidning in Sweden

The Swedish Publishers Organisation – TU -Medier i Sverige – has announced the nominees in the contest Årets Dagstidning 2019. The winners will be presented at a Gala Show at Berns in Stockholm April 11.

Årets Dagstidning has seven categories and 18 newspapers and newsorganizations has been nominated in the competition as well as three persons.

You can read more about the nominees at arets-dagstidning-in-sweden

Mittmedia bought by Bonnier

It was a close race but in the end Bonnier bought the Swedish Mittmedia. The Norwegian Polaris, owned by Schibsted, was also in the market for buying the Swedish newspaper group, CEO of Schibsted, Per Axel Koch according to

Politiken winns three digital prizes

The Danish Newspaper Politiken got three Bronze medals in the competition Best Digital Design 2018, which were held in Washington.  The competition is conducted by Society for News Design. 1300 entries took part in the competition.

You can read more here:

Bonnier bids on Mittmedia

Bonnier has put a bid on the Swedish Mediahouse, Swedish  Medievärlden tells. The Norwegian company Polaris  has also put a bid. Mittmedia publish 28 local- og free newspapers and is the owner of several , digital portals.

CEO at TV2 Denmark resigns

Merete Eldrup, CEO of Danish Broadcaster TV2Denmark has announced her resignation. The chairman of the board, Jimmy Maymann expects to have found a new CEO in the end of 2019.

Merete Eldrup has been CEO for 11 years and is expeted to work as boardmember in different companies in the future.

Norway got its first IT minister

40-year-old Nikolai Astrup from the party Høyre, has been appointed as the first ever Minister of IT in Norway.

IKT-Norge, the interest group of the Norwegian IT-branch, is pleased with the appointment.

– The government should have a Minister for digitization in order to succeed in technology projects, CEO in IKR-Norge says Heidi Austlid.