If you want to find the world’s best designed newspaper go to Canada, Mexico, Germany or even Denmark.
That must at least be the conclusion if you look at the winners of the 33rd annual The Best of Newspaper Design Creative Competition, that the Society for News Design in USA is hosting.
The five newspapers that received the honor came from these countries. They are:
- Excelsior, Mexíco City, Mexíco, Cir. 75,000 – 174-999 (Daily)
- National Post, Toronto, ON, Canada, Cir. 75,000 – 174-999 (Daily)
- Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Cir. 175,000 & over (Non-Daily)
- The Grid, Toronto, ON, Canada, Cir. 25,000 – 74,000 – 74,999 (Non-Daily)
- Politiken, Copenhagen, Denmark, Cir. 75,000 – 174-999 (Daily)
The judges said among many things the following about the winners:
“A newspaper must find the voice that speaks clearly to its unique audience of readers, and the best newspapers will always do so. … That’s what all of these World’s Best newspapers share — a certainty about who their audiences are and a bold, sure-footed approach to reaching them. All have a unique voice. All are superb. All share a commitment to print that other newspapers should emulate. They never waste a page, never waste their readers’ time. These newspapers look healthy, well-staffed and richly resourced — even if they are not. It was inspiring to see international journalists who still believe in excellence in print.”