Irish Times wins design award
The Irish Times has received international recognition for its newspaper design with an Award of Excellence from the Society of News Design (SND).
The award is for the newspaper’s redesign in November of last year. The design change was accompanied by a reduction in the size of the paper.
Edinburgh-based newspaper design consultants Palmer Watson worked with Irish Times design and production editor Liam Ryan and chief subeditor Brian Kilmartin on the project, with technical support provided by Mick Crowley.
SND is a US-based international organisation for news media that has print/ web/mobile publications and products.
Founded in 1979, it has about 1,500 members worldwide. Its annual Best of News Design is now in its 34th year.
There were more than 9,000 entries from 30 countries in 19 categories in this year’s competition. The Irish Times award comes in the “Redesign – Overall Newspaper” category.
Five newspapers received the World’s Best-Designed Newspaper award. European newspapers dominated the overall category, with Dagens Nyheter from Stockholm, Die Zeit from Hamburg, Politiken from Copenhagen and Welt am Sonntag from Berlin among the top five. Toronto’s The Grid was the sole non-European winner in the category.