This is really amazing because this is a very small newspaper.
With a small staff.
But young and creative.
A WILD IDEAS newspaper.
Written in Catalan.
The only Catalan newspaper in Majorca (Spain).
And it’s now, officially, one the three “best designed newspapers of the year in Spain and Portugal,” according to the jury of the latest annual competition of the Spanish Chapter of the Society for News Design (SND-E).
For newspapers with more than 50,000 copies, the winner was PUBLICO from Madrid.
For newspapers between 20,000 and 50,000 copies, the winner was DIARIO DE NOTICIAS from Lisbon.
And for newspapers with less than 20,000 copies, the winner was DIARI DE BALEARS.
Congratulations to all the winners.
The award was announced a few hours ago by the members of the jury: Diego Areso, Público (Madrid); Eduardo Cruz, La Gaceta de los Negocios (Madrid); María González, El Mundo (Madrid); Javier López, El País (Madrid); Juan Ramón Martín, Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca; Jorge Martínez, La Nueva España (Oviedo); Antonio Mencía, Diario de Burgos; Pedro Pimentel, Jornal de Notícias (Oporto); Teresa Silva, Expresso (Lisboa); Alfredo Triviño, News International (Londres); Carlos Valdemoros, Ideal (Granada); César Galera, Expansión (Madrid); Ismael Nafría, La Vanguardia/Grupo Godó (Barcelona); and Ramón Salaverría, MMLab (Pamplona)
INNOVATION is very proud of the team that for this project: with Carlos Soria as the director, Javier Errea as INNOVATION’s chief designer for the new Diari de Balears, Carlos Enrique Bayo and Ismael Nafria.
Congratulations also to Pedro Serra, the president of the paper, Carmen Serra, Miquel Serra, the editor, and Manuel Riera, the art director.
The Serra Group is the publisher of ULTIMA HORA, the leading paper in Majorca, and Diari de Balears is the “little brother,” that is the BIG BOY today.
SND-E also gave a Gold Medal to INNOVATION’s redesign of Diari de Balears.
You can see here, here, here, here, and here how we did it, many pages of the new Diari de Balears and the dramatic and wild inside front sections that also got a Silver Medal.
Small is beautiful.
Yes, Diari de Balears is small and beautiful.
And more important than anything else after this dramatic change, selling more advertising and more readers than ever.
Good journalism is a good business!
And good journalism, unique design, and good journalist-designers like Javier Errea, are what we need to have great newspapers.