INNOVATION consultants Chiqui Esteban and Pablo Ramirez have been working for the last few weeks with the Eleftheros Tipos’ six infographic journalists lead by Kali Labrou.
There are pages with the new infographics posted in Chiqui’s blog.
For the first time, visual journalism becomes a serious business in the Greek press.
Readers and competitors have reacted with surprise.
Nobody expected a change of this proportion.
But a depressed newspaper market like the Greek one needed this big gamble.
All this has been done in less than nine months with a newsroom that understood very quickly that this was not going to be a cosmetic change.
The INNOVATION team spent weeks and weeks in hands-on training for the implimentation of three manuals: editorial, newsroom management and graphic — which included a full design style book and a specific infographics style model.
Michael Fairhead, our production consultant, and former News International production director in Wapping, London, did the fine-tuning of the new full-color presses that print the new ET.
With an extra quality newsprint paper, Eleftheros Tipos has been able to reproduce these graphics with almost magazine quality.
Now wait for the new weekend suplements and magazines.
Tomorrow you will see the first one.