BENAZIR BHUTTO FRONT PAGES

Files under General | Dec 28th

Emirates Business 24/7 did several front pages for the tragic news of the day.

Adonis Durado, the Visual Editor, did a great job.

Here’s a look at the five main options.

The last is the one that was published.

But as Adonis said:

I really pitched for the first study.

Tight cropping gives tension and drama.

Everyone is familiar with her face, and every traditional newspaper will show her image in full.

Why not show just a glimpse of her face?

To suggest rather than to show.

To be different rather than to follow.


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NEWSPAPER READERS (3)

Files under Newspaper readers | Dec 28th

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Several vintage photos of newspaper readers.

When reading was a serious home business.



NERWSPAPER READERS (2)

Files under Newspaper readers | Dec 28th

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A vintage 1960′s photo of a sleepy man with a German newspaper hat.



GRAPHIC CAVIAR (1)

Files under General | Dec 22nd

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A periodical review of the Iraq conflict on the Op-ed page of The New York Times.

Graphic caviar!

Click on the graphic to see it bigger.

(Thanks to Gabriel Sama) 



HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Files under General | Dec 22nd

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Happy Holidays!

Happy reading!

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(via swismiss)



BLACK AND WHITE IS BACK

Files under General | Dec 21st

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Oh my God, what a great front page!

The masthead colors match perfectly with the black and white picture.

This is today’s Emirates Business 24/7 Friday edition, the first of the two weekend editions for the seven-day-a-week, first business newspaper in the Arab world.

INNOVATION’s Guillermo Nagore developed the concept for these amazing front pages.

Guillermo, who is also the designer behind the new Diario de Noticias in Madeira, is now working with The New York Times.

Guillermo Nagore, like Javier Errea and Al Trivino (now working on the redesign of The Sunday Times in London) are the new generation of Spanish newspaper and magazine designers who are becoming international super stars.

Their secret?

All of them are journalists.

Not artists.

Or decorators.

And all of them are working in many markets and different languages, but with the same powerful idea:

Journalism sells!

These are content-driven designers.



A YATCH’S SALE

Files under General | Dec 20th

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The Daily Telegraph in London reports that Saddam Hussein’s yacht is for sale for $34 million.

Security measures include a secret passage which would have allowed Saddam to get to a fast boat in case of trouble.

A mini-submarine pod is also connected to the passage.

It is decorated throughout with fine mahogany, gold, silver and marble, and was described by its builders as “lavish in every detail and very Arabic in style”

A great and sad story.



WHAT GOOD VISUAL JOURNALISTS CAN DO

Files under General | Dec 20th

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Today’s front page of Emirates Business 24/7 is an example of what good visual journalists can do to improve a newspaper.

Emirates Business 24/7 has an exceptional team of visual journalists lead by Adonis Durado (visual editor) and Luis Chumpitaz (infographics editor).

Well done!



PUTIN, TIME’S MAN OF THE YEAR

Files under General | Dec 20th

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From here (KGB 1976-1990) to TIME Man of the Year.

See this excellent slideshow.

And watch this revealing video interview.

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(Platon picture for TIME)



THE DISINTEGRATION OF LE MONDE

Files under General | Dec 20th

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Big news from Paris.

The top management of Le Monde resigned last night.

Eric Fottorino, Pierre Jeantet and Bruno Patino (in the AFP picture) are gone.

The print journalists rejected their 2008 budget.

They objected to the transfer of more funds to the online operation.

As you know, Le Monde is one of the few newspapers in Europe that is defending the separation between online and offline newsrooms.

This separation is now an open war.

And the first casualties are the new directors of the company, among them Bruno Patino, who was once head of Le Monde Interactive, the newspaper’s online operation.

On November 19, the new management reported that Le Monde has a debt of more than $190 million, and recommended savings of $19 million for 2008.

Since 2005, the staff has 200 fewer people.

2007 was the year of the Liberation crisis.

2008 will be Le Monde’s.

More news here and here.