Society for News Design Names Facebook Best-Designed Digital Site

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Perhaps validating Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s vision of turning News Feed into a personalized newspaper, the winner of the best-designed digital site, from the Society for News Design, was none other than Facebook.

SND announced the award at its 37th annual workshop at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., with the social network joining the four winners for world’s best-designed newspapers:

The judges for the digital award were Fernando Diaz of the Center for Investigative Reporting, Ted Irvine of Vox Media and Martina Schories of Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

SND said in declaring Facebook the winner:

From desktop to mobile to applications, this year’s winner works. Everywhere. On anything. It provides a richer news experience than any one “site.” It is redefining “community” by evolving our relationships with the news and each other. We must not only embrace this shift, but learn from it and evolve our organizations accordingly. It is the platform that you love, or hate, or love to hate, but increasingly cannot live without. This would not be possible without world class design.

This year’s winner is Facebook.

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