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January 13 2011

20:13

SERIOUS JOURNALISM AND POPULAR NEWSPAPERS

EXTRA (Globo Group) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is a great example of how a popular newspaper can be a good newspaper and do serious journalism.

Like this almost “show, don’t tell” front page.

Just the facts, just the pictures and a compelling headline.

Well done!

December 29 2010

08:20

WHAT A FRONT PAGE!

The Virginian-Pilot, the newspaper redesigned by Deborah Withey, had yesterday a fantastic news mix.

From a memorable and exhilarating picture to facts, what’s next, and advice.

A superb front page news package from the Denis Finley team.

Well done!

October 13 2010

15:14

EUROPEAN NEWSPAPERS FACE THE DAY AFTER CHALLENGE

The rescue news from Chile arrived late to Europe so you will not find any major front page or coverage in today’s editions.

American newspaper had a better chance but in general the pattern was Big Pictures (TV was better) and Big Words (TV was better).

So, what we can expect tomorrow in the front pages of the best European newspapers?

Well, not too much.

They will try again the Big Pictures and Big Words easy game.

Ignoring that the rescue was a worldwide TV event and it’s going to be difficult to add new angles and clues to the big news of the day before…

Yes, I know that this is always difficult, but newspaper editors had many week in advance to plan for this magic moment.

TV did its work.

I watched BBC, News Sky News and CNN Chile and all of them did a superb job.

What European newspapers readers expect tomorrow is not to see again the same pictures, the same infographics, and the same news, but a more creative, analytical, pro-active and “news behind the news” stories.

But I doubt that our newspapers will do it.

Instead, like in music and as our grandmother will tell us when we were little ones, “if you don’t play well, at least play loud”

So expect more empty noise.

October 05 2010

13:18

INNOVATION’S I NEWSPAPER GOES RETRO

I ANIV REPUBLICA

Just for one day.

A great front page of “i” by Pedro Fernandes, for the anniversary of the Portuguese Republic.

October 04 2010

06:10

DIARIO DE S. PAULO INSTANT ANALYSIS FRONT PAGE

DSP INSTANT ANALYSIS COVER

The new Diario de S. Paulo has today a front page that explains WHAT happened in yesterday’s presidential elections, plus the WHY and the WHAT’S NEXT.

Instant analysis.

Including amazing inside pages like this double spread one.

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Brilliant!

And this Thursday morning in Hamburg (Germany), the WAN-IFRA World Editors Forum in will present the new Diario de S. Paulo case.

His CEO, Flavio Pestana, will the speaker.

After his presentation I will post in this blog a video that shows the changes made by INNOVATION with the new team of DSP.

May 25 2010

18:49

LESS HYPE, LESS SPIN, AND JUST THE (GRAPHIC) FACTS, BABY

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We need more editors like Simon Kelner.

And less art directors.

Less decorators.

Less designers.

Less cosmetic journalism.

Less infographic artists.

And more visual journalists and editors like the editor of The Independent.

Today, all the British papers are using the same BIG words about the “savage cuts” announced by the new government:

“Dramatic”

“Agressive”

“Huge”

Well, that’s easy hype and spin.

The reality check is this front page.

“Show, don’t tell” at its best.

The rest is bullshit.

Non sense.

Garbage.

Bad journalism or, better, lack of journalism.

We are here to tell the real story.

Not just propaganda stuff.

With front pages like this one you cannot say more with less.

Caviar Journalism.

February 23 2010

08:14

THE FIRST iPAD PRINT FRONT PAGE

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A great print front page from the Danish newspaper Informatíon.

January 14 2010

19:06

A BRAVE VIRGINIAN-PILOT: NO FEAR, BETTER THAN WORDS, AND A BOLD AND NECESSARY FRONT PAGE

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My friend Denis Finley, editor of The Virginian-Pilot, explains:

“A disturbing image from the earthquake in Haiti appears on the front page of the Virginian-Pilot today. We typically refrain from publishing photos of the dead, but the tragedy in Haiti is unprecedented. To sanitize the story by publishihg a “safe” photograph would be an abdication of our responsibility to you. We believe this photograph captures the anguish and the toll better than any words ever could.”

Well done!

(Via Charles Apple)

January 06 2010

17:58
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