The yearbook of the 11th European Newspaper Award consists of 22 PDF files with a total of 542 pages. The yearbook has about 1000 pictures. With the Acrobat Reader you can zoom up to 6400%, so that you can also view details. The supplements and magazines are documented in detail so that the book also gives an excellent overview of current trends.
Newspapers are discovering the visual even more strongly: There are more submissions in the categories photography, photo report, illustrations and infographics than in earlier years. In many countries, the pure news pages are, in the meantime, markedly affected visually and less text-laden than earlier. This is why the jury decided to introduce a new category – "Visual Storytelling".
All in all, the European newspaper branch exhibits the diversity of creative ideas.
Editorial staffs still rely on the quality of design and concept. In comparison to previous years, the use of photographs and photographic cuts has been improved, and there is a trend towards longer articles and service boxes. This year, there were more submissions in the category ‘concept’ and, accordingly, more award winners in this category. So far, editors have not decided to economize or produce low quality.
Magazine-like newspapers are still trendy among Europe's editorial managements. On a Europe-wide scale, front pages are given more weight by visually gripping presentations of news. The outlook on the future of European newspapers is quite positive: Despite the competition with electronic media, newspapers have managed to survive through their creative potential for developing smart contents and a smart design.
The yearbook provides a survey of current trends in the design and concepts of European newspapers. For the first time now, the yearbook is available as CD-Rom for a quicker approach to interested readers. Thus, a presentation of exemplary pages to members of the editorial staff becomes as easy as anything.