Europe’s best designed newspapers can be found in Belgium, Norway, Finland, Portugal and Spain, according to the European Newspaper Award 2006. One of the category winners is Norway’s Bergens Tidene, which in September 2006 changed format to tabloid.
The jury writes:
“Bergens Tidende stands out against all other regional papers submitted to the competition by their use of white space – not only in the culture, sport or fashion section, but also and most consciously on news pages. Because of its tabloid format and the generous white space this newspaper looks very much like a magazine. In future we will certainly see more of those newspapers in this North European style.”