Starting tomorrow, I’ll be blogging from Syracuse, N.Y., at www.snd.org as I follow the judges who will pick a handful of newspapers that will carry the distinction of being “World’s Best-Designed”
Of last year’s three winners, two were from Germany and one, the New York Times, was from the U.S. The year before, when five winners were announced, the U.S. wasn’t represented at all. (Four were from Europe and one from Mexico.)
But it’s best not to look at this like the Olympics, with national pride at stake. It’s a chance to see what others are doing far away from home. A fresh perspective from another land is always stimulating.
The process will take all weekend and possibly into Tuesday. Stay tuned.