The Daily Blog

By Mario R. García on Oct 20, 2014

De Telegraaf: one week later, the taming of a lion

It's been one week and two weekends for the team of De Telegraaf to get used to its new tabloid format and all the design/storytelling challenges that come with such change.  The report card is a B+ grade.  Take a look at some of the most recent pages.

Tags: case study, design, newspapers, Netherlands, De Telegraaf

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By Mario R. García on Oct 17, 2014

Vox Sentences: the short of it all—-in the evenings.

It is a new entry into the curated world of at a glance journalism that aims at making us become addicted to a briefing—this one, in the evenings!

Tags: curation, frequency, media quartet, web, USA, Vox

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By Mario R. García on Oct 16, 2014

The new meaning of audience loyalty

Notions of loyalty and frequency have dramatically changed for everyone in the newsroom. How we approach them could make the difference.

Tags: James Webster, media quartet, USA

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By Mario R. García on Oct 15, 2014

Millenials: how to attract them

We in the media have always spent considerable time figuring out how to attract the young. It is a sort of pastime in executive rooms everywhere. Today's millenials pose different challenges, but we know one thing for sure: they like to consume news via mobile devices.

Tags: legacy, the craft, Buzz Feed, Circa

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By Mario R. García on Oct 13, 2014

What’s state of tablet editions today?

It is my turn to speak at the WAN IFRA Tablet Summit 2014 in Amsterdam today: preparing for this presentation allowed me to review the short, but fast evolving history, of tablets in our midst.

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By Mario R. García on Oct 13, 2014

Three news items we like to share

Three items in the media news agenda give us reasons to celebrate: The Wall Street Journal's WSJ magazine starts publishing in Spanish and Portuguese. At The Guardian in London, the formation of a Guardian Visuals team. Cartoon Network Anythng brings its fun content to smartphones!

Tags: media quartet, newspapers, UK, USA, Cartoon Network

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By Mario R. García on Oct 11, 2014

De Telegraaf goes tabloid: second day pages

It's the second day of the iconic Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf in its new tabloid format. Readers reactions have been overwhelmingly positive.  Each day the team gets more used to the smaller page. Here are today's key pages.

Tags: case study, design, Netherlands, De Telegraaf

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By Mario R. García on Oct 10, 2014

De Telegraaf: it’s a new tabloid look where legacy meets the future

It's happened: the Netherland's most read daily newspaper, De Telegraaf, has introduced its new tabloid format concept today.  It took months of rethinking, preparation, creation of prototypes and testing with readers.  Finally, it is here today: a more compact, friendlier and easier to navigate De Telegraaf. And with the same bold attitude it has had since 1893.

Tags: case study, design, newspapers, Netherlands, De Telegraaf

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By Mario R. García on Oct 09, 2014

Here is how the competition would redesign De Telegraaf as tabloid

As the Netherlands' leading newspaper prepares to publish its first ever tabloid edition Friday, Oct. 10, a competition newspaper in Amsterdam, Het Parool, assigned art directors to come up with their own concept for how they would do it.  Here they are!

Tags: design, newspapers, Netherlands

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