Examiner wins European design award

THE Irish Examiner has been recognised as one of the best designed newspapers in Europe for the second year in succession.

The newspaper collected an award in the Best Front Page category for its coverage of the death of former Taoiseach Charles J Haughey at the European Newspaper Design Awards.

Coverage of the O’Connell Street riots and the award-winning investigation into the juvenile justice system were also singled out by the judges. The paper was also commended for its comprehensive coverage of the World Cup.

Founder and organiser of the awards Norbert Küpper said this year the Irish Examiner had once again “stood out from the crowd”.

“There is more than 100 newspapers in this category so what judges are looking for is what is unusual, what is innovative and what is visually outstanding.

“The judges picked out three front pages for two awards but it was the front page on Charles Haughey that was liked a little more, it was a great use of an image,” Mr Küpper said.

Irish Examiner editor Tim Vaughan said the award was a credit to the high quality package being produced by the staff.

“Once again we are delighted to have our work recognised among the best in European publishing. What is most pleasing is the consistency we are showing by picking up this award for the second year running and that last year was not a flash in the pan.

“I would really like to pay tribute to the fantastic team of journalists and designers that are contributing to the continued success of the newspaper.”

He added the award given for the juvenile justice series proved the strength of both design and content.

Last week, journalist Noel Baker won the print accolade at the Justice in the Media Awards for his investigation into the issue.

The Irish Examiner’s sister publication the Sligo Weekender was also honoured at the awards.


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