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April 5, 2001updated 17 May 2007 11:30am

Guardian retains top production award

By Press Gazette

The Guardian was named national newspaper of the year and Guardian Unlimited picked up the best daily newspaper of the year on the world wide web award in the Production Journal 2001 Newspaper Awards.

Judges praised the paper for "its high growth through sectioning and supplements, maximising the use of production facilities."

Guardian Unlimited, a winner for the second year running, was described as "refreshingly uncluttered and intuitive" and setting the standards for others to follow.

Another double winner was Scottish newcomer Business a.m. which won the awards for newspaper design of the year and best use of colour. It was praised by the judges for "fantastic use of graphics, tabulations and ease of navigation."

Overall the judges complimented the entries for exceptional design qualities but some expressed reservations about the "vulgar" standard of some of the regional tabloids.

Sunday newspaper of the year was The Sunday Times, described as an "unbeatable package", and regional newspaper of the year was the recently re-launched Leicester Mercury which the judges said was "well produced, well written and excellent value for money."

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The Kent Messenger was weekly newspaper of the year. It was praised for its "immense and thorough news coverage."

West Ferry Printers was named newspaper printer of the year, for the Daily Telegraph, and took the award for best use of digital communications. 

The Jewish Chronicle picked up the best weekly paper on the world wide web award. Mortons Print won the best implementation of computer-to-plate technology award, for the Career Teacher.

Heatset colour supplement of the year was The Times Magazine; and The Mirror’s The Look was named coldset supplement of the year for the second year running.

Scotland’s Sunday Herald won the award for best use of typography; and The Sun took the prize for best use of digital photography. It was praised for a front page picture of Prince Charles in the Guyana rainforest which was taken by a digital camera, sent down an ISDN line and could be viewed by the Sun picture desk just 10 minutes later. Special interest paper of the year was The Times Literary Supplement.

Jim Black, managing director of the Burton Daily Mail and chairman of the Newspaper society’s Technical Forum, was named personality of the year for his role in driving forward Adfast, the industry wide, and industry-owned technology for digital artwork transmission.

 

By Jon Slattery

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