Het Financieele Dagblad voted European Newspaper of the Year
FD’s new concept and design win awards.
The international jury lauded the FD for its well-organised layout and variety of storylines using infographics. Special attention was devoted to the way in which the FD combines online and printed content: ‘A role model for European newspapers’. In early September this year, the FD revamped all its printed issues, including the FD Persoonlijk weekend magazine. The FD is allowed to call itself ‘European Newspaper of the Year’ in the coming year.
The European Newspaper Award was established to stimulate the exchange of new concepts and designs in European news media. In all, 182 newspapers from 25 countries participated in the competition, with the FD taking home the title in the category Nationwide Newspaper.
‘We started this project in August 2017 with the ambition to make the best newspaper in the digital era ’, said Het Financieele Dagblad’s Editor-in-Chief Jan Bonjer about the award. ‘Such an exercise never ends, of course, but this award is a great reason to pause for a moment and think about the new FD’s success.’
Starting on 10 September 2018, the FD with its salmon pink paper is published in a practical size with a modified content concept and new layout, both on weekdays and in the weekend. FD Persoonlijk was recently nominated for the Mercur Art Direction of the Year Award.
When praise translates to an expanding print run, you can definitely call it a success: the FD recently passed the threshold of 90,000 paying subscribers, representing an ample 12% growth compared to last year.