The Financial Times topped a list of the world's best newspapers based on a survey conducted by a Swiss-based consultant of 1,000 executives, politicians, university lecturers, journalists, and advertising professionals in 50 countries. The New York Times slipped from first in 2003 to sixth in the survey, according to Reuters.
Almost 20 per cent chose the Financial Times as the best paper, according to Internationale Medienhilfe. The Wall Street Journal took second place with 17 per cent, followed by Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
"The results show that the New York Times is suffering because of past scandals, while German-language publications remain highly respected internationally," Internationale Medienhilfe said in a statement.
Asahi Shimbun of Japan and Italy's Corriere della Sera appeared in the top 10 for the first time, in eighth and 10th places, respectively.
Courtesy: Editor & Publisher