Politiken among world’s best designed newspapers

Alayna Williams
April 16th, 2015

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Danish newspaper wins third ‘title’ in nine years

Politiken was commended for being daring, bold and fearless in its photo section (photo: Politiken)

The Society for News Design (SND) has named Politiken as one of the world’s best-designed newspapers.

Politiken caught the attention of the SND judges who agreed that the Danish paper had an incredible range while being daring, bold and fearless in its photo section.

“How many papers can toggle between calling out the government on going to war and then do a full-page whimsical World Cup illustration on their covers?,” SND wrote.

”No matter which tool they’re using—typography, photography, illustration, art direction— they use it as well as anyone. And Politiken is doing it day in, day out.”

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Three-time winners
It is the third time that Politiken has won the award. The newspaper also won it in 2012 and in 2006.

The three other winners were Dagens Nyheter (Sweden), De Morgen (Belgium) and The Guardian (Britain), while Facebook was awarded the world’s best-designed digital platform.

The SND committee sorted through 215 newspapers to choose its four finalists. In the end it decided that the visuals of the paper, no matter the format, were the most important criteria.


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