Good newspaper design is all about effectively presenting large quantities of text/information in a usable, straightforward way. That’s got a lot more in common with good web design than most of the sexy print pieces you find in design magazines/annuals. Some places to check out winning newspaper design:

Best Front Design picks out a noteworthy newspaper cover each day and analyzes why the design works.


Society for News Design has an annual Best of Newspaper Design Competition (archives).

And NewsDesigner is a smart blog about newspaper design.