Once again we can take a look at what the judges of the Society of News Design competition have considered to be the best designed newspapers in the world.This time was very special for me; we had 15 pages awarded with 2 Awards of Excellence, but all of them breaking news, done on the limit of the deadline, when you have less than 8 hours to understand, investigate and tell the story in the best way possible. Here visual journalism has an important role, working with the basics of its essence.
The facts were strong by themselves. These were news we would like to never have printed.
As a visual journalist, the challenge was to give the correct impactful visual treatment for both stories. The audience gets visual clues about the importance and consequence of a story via visuals, not to mention the generation of the right emotional reaction that the story should bring, through the right use of visual storytelling.
As I always say, its harder to get such an award with a popular newspaper, that has a completely different language from what the ‘Society for News Design’ expect. But for me, the challenge is also to proof that is possible to bring quality in “visual storytelling” in a popular publication.
In the last 4 years we got 14 awards and a Silver Medal in the SND with Bild am Sonntag – something that has never happened before in the newspaper.
Bellow are the pages that got Awards of Excellence. A big thanks for all the team involved!