Why Are the Best-Designed Newspapers Not American?

march 23, 2007  02:37 pm
"Most American papers look as if they've stopped caring and are just going through the motions," says the National Journal's William Powers. According to the Society for News Design (SND), he's right. The group recently named its best-designed newspapers in the world, and none are American. In an interview with CJR, SND's president Scott Goldman gives his take on the country's design lag. "You see a different attitude toward newspapering in other parts in the world," he says. "Most American papers are cutting at all costs and then sitting back and wondering why advertisers and the readers aren't coming."